Slovaks to get europassports in 2004

Europassports that Slovaks will be using after the country's May 2004 entry into the EU will be safer and harder to fake than Slovak passports, according to the Interior Minister Vladimír Palko.

"Europassports cannot be faked because the data in them will be put on by a special laser and will include the individual's fingerprints," Palko said.

On June 11 the Slovak cabinet approved the so-called Europassport project, which will cost taxpayers Sk600 million (?14.6 million) because of the equipment needed to produce the safer passports.

Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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