Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


A new type of European ID card has been approved by European parliament.

The new model aims to increase security and iron out problems in recognising the various types of European identity cards.


Economia online reports the Portuguese government has two years to prepare for the change, which will see all EU citizens carrying the same type of ID card.


According to the financial site, there will be no cost to change cards, but citizens will not be obliged to do so.