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Greece Ranks 7th in 2016 Passport Index

Greece holds the 7th position in the 2016 Passport Index, as the Greek passport holders can travel to 152 countries without the need of a visa. The 2016 Passport Index issues an annual report on the strength of the world...

EU Extends Schengen Border Controls for Another Six Months

EU member states of the European Council backed last week's recommendation from the European Commission to extend border controls in the passport-free Schengen zone that were reintroduced in some places as a response to the refugee crisis. Member states that...

New Greek IDs Expected By the End of 2016

Greeks will shortly have the chance to exchange their old IDs with new ones for a 10 euro fee. These new IDs  will have technologies like those contained in newly issued passports and drivers' licenses. As the existing IDs are easily...

New Greek IDs Could Soon Come With Microchips

Current Greek identification cards could soon be replaced by newer more modern ones that include a microchip, the Huffington Post reports. The new IDs could be like those that are in effect in the other countries of the European Union. Each...

Cross-Border Terrorism Puts Europe’s Passport-Free Travel in Doubt

The fallout from the Islamic State group's terror attacks in Paris has put the future of Europe’s passport-free travel area, known as the "Schengen Zone," in doubt. Several of the perpetrators were known to intelligence agencies, but were not...

The Strength of Greek Passport

Not all passports have the same power. The passport of an American citizen entitles him free entrance to 172 countries without a visa. Citizens of Iraq can visit 31 countries while citizens of Afghanistan have more limited options with 28 countries. On...