Plugs to be pulled on EU biometric visa scheme?

Friday, 7 January 2005, 5:00 PM EST

The European Union is poised to accept that its current plans for biometric visas are unworkable, reports Statewatch. Last year a Council of Ministers technical group concluded that multiple RFID chips in passports would render the whole snooping match unreadable, which effectively killed a plan everybody had been poised to sign off. Now the Luxembourg incoming Council presidency has accepted this, and tentatively recommended two possible ways forward that were proposed by the technical group.

By John Lettice at The Register.

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