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Greece in Top 5 Schengen Countries Issuing Short-stay Visas

Greece is ranked fifth among 10 Schengen countries that received the most short-stay visa applications in 2017 after France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Germany Lifts Stricter Airport Checks on Outbound Flyers from Greece

The German interior ministry has called off stricter airport security checks for passengers traveling on outbound flights from Greece, which were implemented in 2017.

EU Set to Suggest Mandatory Fingerprinting on All IDs

In efforts to tackle terrorism, the European Commission plans to table a proposal that all EU identification cards include fingerprinting.

EU Moves to Make Fairer Euro Transfers, Currency Conversions

The European Commission proposed legislation that will make cross-border payments in euros cheaper across the EU, aiming to facilitate trade.

Schengen Zone Airport Checks Legal, Biometric IDs a Requirement

European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos recently stated that Schengen zone checks were both legal and carried out in most countries regularly.

Greek MEPs, Hoteliers Up in Arms Over More Airport Checks

Greek MEPs and hoteliers recently expressed concerns over the tight security screenings imposed on travelers from Greece at German airports.

Security Seminar for Tighter Document Inspections Held at Athens Airport

The Athens Airport Police Authority recently held a workshop on travel document inspection and forged documents identification.

Germany Says Security Checks to Continue, Greece Must Do its Part

Passengers traveling from Greece to Germany will continue to be subject to tight security checks within the airports’ Schengen arrivals area.

Greece, Germany, EU to Meet Over Strict Airport Controls

The issue of passengers from Greece being subject to rigid security checks at German airports will be discussed between EU, Germany and Greece authorities.

EU Nationals Subject to Stricter Security Checks Across Union’s Borders

Following terrorist attacks in Paris, Germany and Brussels, authorities will be carrying out identity checks on all inbound or outgoing travelers across EU borders.