German Police Doesn't Have Staff to Check Passports in Schengen Zone: Union

The deputy chairman of the police union said on Friday that Germany's police force does not have enough employees to carry out passport checks for flights within Europe's passport-free Schengen zone. 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 was not at first totally clear who was on board.