Passports of the European Union

The European Union itself does not issue ordinary passports, but ordinary passport booklets issued by its 28 member states share a common format. This common format features burgundy-coloured covers (with the exception of Croatia) emblazoned—in the official language(s) of the issuing country (and sometimes its translation into English and French)—with the title "European Union", followed by the name(s) of the member state, its coat of arms, the word "PASSPORT", together with the biometric passport symbol at the bottom centre of the front cover.

Some EU member states also issue non-EU passports to certain people who have a nationality which does not render them citizens of the European Union (e.g., British Overseas Territories Citizens except those with a connection to Gibraltar, British Protected Persons and British Subjects).

In addition, the European Commission issues European Union Laissez-Passers to the members and certain civil servants of its institutions.

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Israel Just Eased Restrictions on US Citizens, the EU Should Demand No Less for Europeans

Human Rights Watch 30 Sep 2023
Current EU law governing the Schengen Area conditions visa-free access for citizens of third countries on “reciprocity” for EU citizens but says nothing explicitly about treating all passport-holders of the other party equally. Some 60 non-EU countries currently participate in this visa-free arrangement....

RevoluGROUP Canada Inc., Announces Simon Tsu, CFA, Appointed as the New Chief Financial Officer ...

The Eagle-Tribune 30 Sep 2023
Vancouver, BC, Sept. 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RevoluGROUP Canada Inc. (TSX-V. REVO ), (Frankfurt. IJA2 ) (“the Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Tsu, CFA, CPA, as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Corporate Secretary, effective October 1, 2023 ... About Simon Tsu, CFA, CPA. Mr ... Mr ... Directive 2015/2366 with EU Passporting ... ....

A chance discovery connected US soccer star Matt Turner to his Jewish roots

Cleveland Jewish News 29 Sep 2023
“My great-grandmother had a Lithuanian foreign passport issued on Aug ... Since Lithuania joined the EU in 2004, Turner applied for a Lithuanian passport ... In February 2022, two years after Great Britain left the EU (and its soccer passport rules), the Revolution sold him to Arsenal, a club in London and one of the Premier League’s perennial contenders....

Best time to buy a luxury villa in Cyprus or Greece

Financial Express 29 Sep 2023
As a result, people can enjoy unlimited access to Cyprus and across the EU ... One of the last of its kind in the EU, Greece’s Golden Visa Programme provides the cheapest access to the Schengen Zone ... Moreover, if an applicant spends more than 180 days annually in Greece, after seven years the person qualifies for an EU passport....

The new way to jump the Eurostar queues — and cut the travel stress

The Times/The Sunday Times 29 Sep 2023
Why? Because when we were in the EU, border officials would often wave Britons through with only a glance at their passport ... She is the hotel’s cheery front office manager, but also one of six staff who have negotiated Home Office bureaucracy to obtain a shiny Eurostar pass that lets her move through the terminal without a passport....

Airport staff ‘Googled passport rules on a phone’

AOL 28 Sep 2023
“When we arrived at check-in, the Swissport staff looked at mum’s passport and said ‘You can’t travel on this due to EU rules’,” she said ... Since Brexit, UK passports must be under 10 years old on the day of departure to the EU and have at least three months remaining before the expiry date on the date of return....

EU governments thrash out how to make enlarged bloc work

Reuters 28 Sep 2023
The talks among EU affairs ministers of the 27 current members states in the Spanish town of Murcia are to lay the groundwork for an EU summit on Oct 5-6 ... Decision-making is key because the EU now requires unanimity on foreign and security policy, taxes, EU finances, some areas of justice and home affairs and social security and protection....

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Gulf News 28 Sep 2023
Malta’s program is renowned as one of the most powerful passports globally, making it an exceptionally sought-after option ... This extensive global reach allows Maltese passport holders to enjoy seamless travel to most nations. Moreover, Malta’s membership in the European Union (EU) is an added advantage....

Vucic and Kurti need to enhance their credibility

Blitz 28 Sep 2023
This may include, for example, allowing Pristina to join other international organizations, recognize its passports and other state-level documents, etc., all of which Serbia previously committed to. The EU’s indispensable role ... To suggest that the EU is no longer neutral and is operating on the behest of Belgrade is again completely unfounded....

Germany plans border controls to fight illegal migration

China Daily 28 Sep 2023
  ... The checks are controversial because Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic are all members of the EU and should therefore have open internal borders as part of the Schengen passport-free travel area ... Italy, France cooperation. Italy and France have also vowed to work more closely on reducing the number of migrants arriving in the EU ... ....

Joe Biden stands accused of rewarding the apartheid state of Israel

Middle East Monitor 28 Sep 2023
READ. Israel refuses to ease entry conditions for Palestinians holding EU passports “By admitting Israel to the Visa Waiver Programme, the United States is .......

Belarus’ New Passport Law Risks Upending the Lives of Exiled Activists

Moscow Times 26 Sep 2023
Exiled opponents of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko have found their position made even more vulnerable after Minsk rammed through a decree barring citizens from renewing their passports abroad ... news EU Parliament Calls Lukashenko 'Accomplice' to Russian War Crimes....

Is it time for Australia to introduce a national skills passport?

Phys Dot Org 26 Sep 2023
As part of the new employment white paper, the federal government has announced it is thinking seriously about a national skills passport. It has set aside A$9.1 million to prepare a business case for the passport to "help workers promote their qualifications and businesses find more skilled workers."....