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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One week to get your passport renewed before fees go up

Metro UK 26 Jan 2023
The Blue cover was re-introduced in March 2020 due to the UK having left the EU (Picture ... This is your official warning that there is just one more week to renew your passport before fees go up – thank us later ... When the UK was part of the EU, renewing a passport used to be just two to three weeks in 2019....

Holiday Warning To UK Travellers To Check Their Passports' Blank Pages

Huffington Post 25 Jan 2023
Since the UK left the EU, it’s now more important than ever to check your passport before travelling as everyone who holds a British passport must follow the Schengen area requirements for trips to any EU country except Ireland. However, one travel expert has warned that there’s one rule relating to blank passport pages that few people are aware of....

Eurostar trains carrying 30% fewer passengers

Yahoo Daily News 25 Jan 2023
Currently, UK passengers travelling to the EU need their passport stamped when they cross the border, which has caused delays ... the scheme people entering the bloc from non-EU countries - including the UK - will need to register fingerprints and a photo with their passport details....

Creative Zone benchmarks citizenship and residency-by-investment advisories in the Middle East

Gulf News 25 Jan 2023
Another big reason is the enormous business advantage they get, the EU passport gives you the freedom to trade in any of the EU’s member states, and it is estimated that this gives businesses operating there access to nearly 500 million customers....

Eurostar recovery hampered by post-Brexit checks

Yahoo Daily News 24 Jan 2023
Cross-Channel train operator Eurostar complained Tuesday that slower post-Brexit passport checks for travellers are forcing it to run some services almost one-third empty ... But the cross-Channel route from Paris and from Amsterdam to London is still being held back by the consequences of Brexit, with travellers facing longer passport checks....

Croatia: 'There may be some justified price increases' - EU trade commissioner as Zagreb switches to Euro

Ruptly 24 Jan 2023
On January 1, 2023, Croatia became the 27th country in the Schengen area. Besides adopting the euro as currency, the change also affects travelling restrictions, as EU residents will be able to enter and exit the country without a passport. ....

Little scope for radical improvement in UK-EU relations - study

RTE 24 Jan 2023
There is currently little scope for a radical improvement in relations between the UK and the EU, according to a new think tank report ... Due to a UK decision to leave the 'list of travellers' scheme, children from EU and EEA countries need a passport to visit Britain as part of school trips even though many do not have one....

Regulators Insource, Outsource and Tighten Supervision Instead of Using RegTech

Finance Magnates 24 Jan 2023
... and European passport in other EU member states than that of their target audience,” and that these firms especially are prominent when it comes to “offering high-risk products (such as CFDs) as well as in terms of the complaints received from consumers on their practices”....

How the new ESPR legislation will impact intellectual asset protection

Open Access Government 23 Jan 2023
To encourage the use of data in improving sustainability, the EU is working on a new proposal – the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Requirements (ESPR) ... For example, one of the rules is that all products sold within the EU must include a digital product passport ... However, the use of digital passports could leave intellectual property at risk....

TMIS Editorial: Abortion and the political pendulum

Independent Online 22 Jan 2023
The nepotism, culture of impunity, the myriad scandals that have involved politicians and government officials, the greylisting by the Financial Action Task Force, the hospitals saga, the golden passports scheme which sent Malta on a collision course with the EU, all the rulings ......
photo: AP / Mark Lennihan, File
FILE - In this May 11, 2012, file photo, people stand in the lobby of JPMorgan Chase headquarters in New York.

How to avoid Ponzi schemes, pyramids and the investments that are too good to be true

Irish Independent 21 Jan 2023
... in the EU and authorised here under passporting arrangements.Before handing over money, it recommends checking the list of registers on its website ( where it also lists updates to unauthorised firms, and checking with the central bank in the registered country....

Holiday boost as EU delays fingerprint checking

The Daily Telegraph 20 Jan 2023
Holidaymakers travelling to Europe this summer will be spared long queues at the border, after the EU delayed the rollout of fingerprint checks ... “The EES system will be a gamechanger for how the EU’s borders are managed ... The EES will replace the current system where passports of non-EU travellers are checked and stamped on arrival and departure....

World’s first battery passport proof of concept launched at WEF

Mining Dot Com 19 Jan 2023
Battery Passport proof of concept piloted by Audi ... The concept of a Battery Passport has already been endorsed at the 2021 G7 Leaders’ Meeting, in the EU Battery Regulation and by the Canadian and U.S ... A Battery Passport will become a mandatory requirement in the EU by 2026....

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