Sebastian Bodu MEP has put forward a proposal to the European legislative regarding the transition to a single model of passport for all Member States.
In this regard, he submitted a Draft Resolution calling for the adoption of a single passport for the European citizen containing on its cover, three attributes of the Union, common to all 27 Member States: the name ‘European Union’, the EU logo and the colour blue. The name of the issuing Member State will be written on the side.
Sebastian Bodu believes that through adopting a common passport, the identity of the European citizen and the European Union status would be better acknowledged by the citizens of all Member States.
„The European Union has a common body of diplomats, has a common foreign policy and the single passport would be a natural consequence. If we are talking about European citizenship, a logical step towards identification with this concept would be the existence of a common passport. Thus, the first thing that we would establish upon contact with another person with such a passport is that the holder is a European citizen. Now, I have one more reason to feel that we all really belong to a common area.”
„To illustrate, I made a graphic model of the passport (‘the blue passport’) which I attached to my proposal for a Resolution, because visualising it can increase the chances of legislative support. I think these chances are high because the proposal is in the common interest”, said the MEP.
The Romanian MEP’s Resolution will be submitted to the specialised committees and, together with their Opinions, it will reach plenary.