European Parliament backs proposals to help those who lose their passports when travelling outside the EU

European Parliament backs proposals to help those who lose their passports when travelling outside the EU

The European Parliament has backed new proposals that will help Irish people who lose their passports when travelling outside the EU.

MEPs this week voted on rules to improve emergency help for those who have lost their passports and who may find themselves in a place that doesn't have any embassy from their own country.

They'll now be able to get temporary travel documents at another member state consulate.

Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune says travellers will benefit.

She explained: "If you're an Irish citizen, you're travelling abroad outside of Europe and your passport is lost or stolen, and if the Irish Government doesn't have a representation in that particular country, then you, as a European citizen, can go to another embassy or representation from another European country and get the services that you need in terms of providing emergency travel documents so you can get back home safely."

More on this topic

EU warns of state-backed 5G hack threatEU warns of state-backed 5G hack threat

Phil Hogan 'honoured' to be approved as EU Trade CommissionerPhil Hogan 'honoured' to be approved as EU Trade Commissioner

Hogan: 'It takes two to tango' to secure EU-US trade dealHogan: 'It takes two to tango' to secure EU-US trade deal

Watch: Phil Hogan faces questions from MEPs as nominee for EU Trade CommissionerWatch: Phil Hogan faces questions from MEPs as nominee for EU Trade Commissioner


More in this Section

Justice Minister admits voting for a colleague in Dáil chamber 'from time to time'Justice Minister admits voting for a colleague in Dáil chamber 'from time to time'

Tusla whistleblower distressed after his complaintTusla whistleblower distressed after his complaint

'More deaths' unless Cold Weather Initiative for homeless activated, charity warns'More deaths' unless Cold Weather Initiative for homeless activated, charity warns

Motorcyclist, 30s, killed after collision with parked car in Co TipperaryMotorcyclist, 30s, killed after collision with parked car in Co Tipperary


Lifestyle

Pollutants can have an impact on your health, but there are things you can do to reduce the potential damage.High pollution days ‘lead to more cardiac arrests and strokes’: 5 easy ways to protect yourself

Even if you only have room for one pot in the smallest space, plant some tulips in it to make your garden spring to life, says Hannah Stephenson.7 design tips to make your tulips in garden pots stand out in a crowd

Does the early bird catch the gym gains, or are you better off running through your reps after the sun sets? We ask two personal trainers.Ask the experts: Is it better to work out in the morning or the evening?

John’s chairs will last a lifetime, but he is also passing on his knowledge to a new generation, writes Ellie O’Byrne.Made in Munster: The ancient art of súgán-making is woven into Irish family history

More From The Irish Examiner