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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After Daphne Caruana Galizia

The Daily Mail 01 Dec 2023
... daylight, for criticising the government in an EU member state ... And the Maltese passport scandal — the sale of EU passports by the government, supposedly in return for €1 million investment ... And Malta's dark seam of corruption has been shamed and laid bare by EU investigations....

Russia has not weaponized against the Czech Republic

Blitz 30 Nov 2023
... diplomats from moving around the EU ... In addition, it is pointed out that in the future, when travelling to the EU, employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia will have to use only biometric passports because they are “harder to forge or link to fake identities.”....

China In Eurasia Briefing: Is The Middle Corridor Set To Take Off?

Beijing News 29 Nov 2023
Boosting trade from China through Russia to the European Union has been a focal point of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), but Moscow's invasion of Ukraine and the Western sanctions that followed have forced China and the EU to search for other options ... An EU-China Summit In Beijing....

University of Cyprus leads the way

CyprusMail 28 Nov 2023
Prospective students from around the world use these rankings as a guide to choosing a university for their studies ... In addition, UCY offers internationally-recognised degrees that hold the key to the European Union (EU) job market, and as passports to a multitude of opportunities within the EU ... .......

Pandemics As A Catalyst For A New World Order

The Liberty Beacon 27 Nov 2023
Early in the pandemic, the UN – through its surrogate the WHO, declared that a global vaccine passport was needed, and provided extensive guidance to member nations to standardize vaccine passports worldwide ... In June 2023, a new initiative between the EU and the WHO for strategic cooperation on global health issues was announced....

Chart topping singer and actor

The Daily Mail 27 Nov 2023
Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander is reportedly 'in advanced talks' to represent the UK at next year's Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden ... With a source telling the publication ... Frontrunner ... It also emerged that she had applied for a German passport, which she said she wanted to help her cut down on extra paperwork when performing in the EU ... ....

Fivefold rise in number of EU citizens refused entry to UK since Brexit

The Observer 26 Nov 2023
The number of EU citizens refused entry to the UK since Brexit has increased fivefold, Home Office figures show ... In October 2021 EU citizens were hit with another travel barrier after the UK government introduced a rule requiring passports rather than ID cards for travellers from the EU....

Our View: Lax controls are bad for business

CyprusMail 26 Nov 2023
And once we appeared to be putting our house in order, Nicos Anastasiades introduced the citizenship by investment scheme, which came to be known as the ‘golden passports’ scheme. The state was in effect indiscriminately selling EU citizenships to wealthy third country nationals, many of dubious background, as a way of kickstarting the economy ... .......

Tales from the Coffeeshop: Every president wants to meet the Pope

CyprusMail 26 Nov 2023
Comrade Tof, despite being an atheist commie, visited the Pope, while Nik I, who could never be accused of being a fanatical Christian, visited twice during his presidency, rumours being that on the second visit he wanted to offer Francis, who is from Argentina, a Cyprus passport so he could travel freely in the EU ... .......

Finland to close all but northernmost border crossing with Russia

GDN Online 23 Nov 2023
EU migration commissioner Ylva Johansson said on ... President Sauli Niinisto said on Monday repatriating people who do not meet the criteria for asylum had become impossible and called for an EU-wide solution to stop uncontrollable entry to Europe's passport-free Schengen area....

Finland to close all but one border crossing with Russia amid migrant crisis

The Irish Times 23 Nov 2023
Photograph ... The EU’s border and coast guard agency Frontex said on Thursday it will send more officers and other staff to Finland next week as the Nordic nation seeks to limit the number of asylum seekers coming via Russia ... READ MORE ... He called for an EU-wide solution to stop uncontrollable entry to Europe’s passport-free Schengen area ... – Reuters....

Finland to close most of its borders with Russia, says prime minister

Business Day 22 Nov 2023
Finland President Sauli Niinisto on Monday said returning people who do not meet the criteria for asylum had become impossible and called for an EU-wide solution to stop uncontrollable entry to Europe’s passport-free Schengen area....