Commission grants consular protection to any EU citizen abroad

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Commission grants consular protection to any EU citizen abroad


European Union citizens living or travelling outside the EU will be able to better benefit from consular protection when their country of origin is not represented in the place where they are in, the European Commission announced.

The directive updates a set of rules first introduced 20 years ago which required the EU Member States to issue emergency travel documents to citizens of other members of the bloc whose passport had been stolen, lost, or destroyed while overseas.

According to the...


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