German police doesn't have staff to check passports in Schengen zone: union

April 3, 2015 9:29 AM

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German police doesn't have staff to check passports in Schengen zone: union

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's police force does not have enough employees to carry out passport checks for flights within Europe's passport-free Schengen zone, the deputy chairman of the police union said on Friday.

German newspaper Bild reported on Thursday that Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere was looking into the possibility of re-introducing identity checks for passengers on flights within the European Union and Schengen zone because when a Germanwings plane crashed in France last week, killing 150, it ...

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