Juncker says euro at risk if Schengen passport-free travel unravels

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday Europe’s single currency will be jeopardised if its Schengen passport-free travel zone unravels due to member states reimposing border controls to keep out refugees. The 26-member Schengen zone has come under immense pressure since the summer as hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing war and poverty in […]

Filipino who changed year of birth on passport gets suspended sentence

A Filipino ship crew member was handed down a suspended sentence after changing the year of birth on his passport to keep working for longer on board a merchant vessel. Fausto Gamboa, 59, admitted to the charges of altering his passport and consciously making use of it. Due to the current suspension of Schengen rules, […]

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