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Parliamentary questions
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21 November 2018
E-005173/2018(ASW)
Answer given by Ms Bulc on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-005173/2018

The regulation(1) requires people, including airline crew members, to have successfully completed a background check before either a crew identification card or an airport identification card authorising unescorted access to security restricted areas is issued. In accordance with the applicable rules of Union(2) and national law, a background check will at least establish the person’s identity based on documentary evidence, cover criminal records in all states of residence during at least the preceding 5 years and cover employment, education and any gaps during at least the preceding 5 years.

The assessment of any information gathered falls under the sole responsibility of the Member State.

As the evaluation of the result of a background check falls under the responsibility of Member States, the matter is not within the Commission's remit.

(1)Regulation (EC) No 300/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2008 on common rules in the field of civil aviation security and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2320/2002, as amended.
(2)Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998 of 5 November 2015 laying down detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security, as amended.

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