New credit-card sized passport will allow travel within EU

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  1. uggboy
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    New credit-card sized passport will allow travel within EU

     
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    Presumably this is for EU citizens.
     
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    Yes indeed. That's why it's posted in the Europe thread. It's actually a good idea to introduce such an ID Card because not everyone who lives within the EU wants to travel outside the EU / EEA. It's also cheaper to obtain than a passport, seeing it this way, it's a good idea. Depends on the travel patterns of the individual of course. Cheers.
     
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    Sounds sorta like the USA passport card for North America. Good idea I guess.
     
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    It's a minipassport for travel to places where the passport doesn't need to be stamped.

    However, I've seen EU citizens travel internationally within the EU with just their national identity cards. I wonder if this new thing will bring about the end to that practice.
     
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    Or more precisely, for Irish citizens. At least my read of the story is that it isn't in all countries of the EU.
     
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    Then it's hardly such a big deal and the information that this is for citizens of Ireland should have been in the thread title or at least the OP.

     
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    Right, I think it's basically Ireland catching up with other European countries who have had national ID cards for many years. Certainly convenient but unless I am missing something, not earth shattering news for the rest of the world :)
     

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