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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NewstalkZB 09 Aug 2022
If the test goes ahead, Finland will be the first EU country to trial digital passports. A successful trial would be a strong step towards implementing digital passports across the whole of the EU ... If the test is successful, it would allow the European Commission to present a proposal for implementing digital passports in all EU countries....

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BBC News 09 Aug 2022
A backlog of around half a million passport applications is being processed by Her Majesty's Passport Office (HMPO) ... How long will I have to wait until my passport is processed? ... A post-Brexit rule about expiry dates on passports meant that many UK nationals were prevented from boarding flights to some EU countries....

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The Spectator 09 Aug 2022
Love Lefty Lawyers.' It claimed that 'I've been blocked by Tory Boy Pierce for letting slip his real name is Patrick Donnelly which entitles him to an EU passport ... "leading Brexit lights" who have availed themselves of an EU passport or residency.'....

Volodymyr Zelensky for blanket ban on Russians

The Telegraph India 09 Aug 2022
President Volodymyr Zelensky’s idea looked likely to divide the EU, where differences on how to deal with Moscow have long persisted between some eastern and western members ... There was support though from Kaja Kallas, Estonia’s Prime Minister, who said she thought it was time for the EU to stop issuing visas to Russians....

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KYIV — Ukraine’s president called on the West to impose a blanket travel ban on Russians, an idea that has found support among some EU member states but angered Moscow which pressed on with a fierce military offensive in eastern Ukraine ... Latvia has said it also favours an EU-wide ban....

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The Business Desk 08 Aug 2022
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MENA FN 08 Aug 2022
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Business Insider 07 Aug 2022
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British farmers face paying for border checkpoints in EU after Brexit halts exports

The Observer 07 Aug 2022
Breeders in Britain are unable to export their pedigree cattle, sheep and pigs to the EU because no one has built any border control posts where vets can check the animals before they enter the single market ... Meanwhile, some breeders say they have only months left before shutting down their export operations, while others are relocating to the EU....

Europe won't charge for entry just yet

The Citizens 05 Aug 2022
The European Commission has postponed the launch of its ETIAS visa waiver scheme, which will see all non-EU passport holders need pre-trip permission to enter the bloc ... It doesn't replace visas, either; it will only be applicable to non-EU nationals from countries which don't already currently need a visa to the EU....

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