The new blue cover passports will be issued and delivered early next month and will be replacing the burgundy passports that were introduced in 1988.
While countries with strong economies that contribute more to the budget don’t want to see their payments increase despite the gap left by Brexit, the poorer countries want to keep the status quo.
European Union leaders began talks on a joint 2021-27 budget that will need to fill $81 billion hole left by Britain's departure just as they face costly climate and other challenges.
The budget is the most tangible expression of key areas on which the EU members must focus over the next seven years and their willingness to stump up.
Britain formally left the EU on January 31 but remains subject to EU laws and regulations during a transition period due to last until the end of this year.
This is what brought Sinn Fein to victory in the Irish polls.
Without the UK military, the EU might need NATO protection more than ever, which can increase the political leverage of Turkey in Europe as a second biggest army in the alliance.
"We'll want to cooperate and we expect the EU to follow through on their commitment to a Canada-style free trade agreement," says British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab.
Hard work of building new economic ties between EU and its ex-member begins as Britain formally leaves economic bloc after 47 years of membership.
Britain becomes the first country to quit the European Union after 47 years in the club, leaving 27 member states that will now regard it as a third country.
In Brussels, EU Council President Charles Michel and Commission leader Ursula von der Leyen are due to sketch out the first steps as a bloc of 27, rather than 28. UK PM Boris Johnson will meet his Cabinet in the pro-Brexit town of Sunderland.
Britain's divorce from the EU is the natural culmination of a long and uneasy membership.
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