The newspaper noted that strengthening border control was an important measure, especially considering the recent report by the European Commission, claiming that the airport's security was “substandard.”
In July 2015, Brussels airport opened the first batch of 6 automated border control gates in the presence of the country’s Interior Minister Han Jambon and State Secretary for Asylum and Migration Theo Francken.
The e-gates can only be used by EU citizens, because other countries have different entry requirements for the Schengen zone.
Belgium has decided to enhance security measures after it was revealed that several attackers and an alleged mastermind of the November Paris attacks, which claimed 130 lives, were either born or lived in Belgium. In addition, various media reports claim that radicals loyal to the notorious terrorist group Daesh travel to Europe disguised as refugees or using forged documents.
Daesh is outlawed in many countries, including the European Union, Russia and the United States.