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Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

| February 9, 2020

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), sometimes referred to as the New Silk Road, is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever conceived. Launched in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, the vast collection of development and investment initiatives would stretch from East Asia to Europe, significantly expanding China’s economic and political influence – writes […]

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#EUVisaPolicy – Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of stronger and more secure EU visa rules

#EUVisaPolicy – Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of stronger and more secure EU visa rules

| April 24, 2019

The European Parliament has adopted the Commission’s proposal to reform the rules on Schengen visas, making it easier for bona fide travellers to obtain a visa to come to Europe for short stays, whilst strengthening security standards and reducing irregular migration risks. Welcoming the vote, Home Affairs, Migration and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said: “The new rules will facilitate […]

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#HumanitarianVisas to avoid deaths and improve management of #RefugeeFlows

#HumanitarianVisas to avoid deaths and improve management of #RefugeeFlows

| December 14, 2018

EU countries should be able to issue humanitarian visas at embassies and consulates abroad, so that people seeking protection can access Europe without risking their lives. The European Parliament requested on Tuesday that the European Commission tables, by 31 March 2019, a legislative proposal establishing a European Humanitarian Visa, giving access to European territory – […]

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#EUVisaCode – Carrot and stick in migration to EU

#EUVisaCode – Carrot and stick in migration to EU

| December 14, 2018

The European Parliament today adopted its position for negotiations with the member states on the new Visa Code. Thanks to the EPP Group’s efforts, the new rules link returns of illegal migrants with visa policy towards third countries. Heinz Becker, EPP spokesman on the new legislation, said: “More than half a million illegally staying third […]

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#HumanitarianVisas – ‘A right to be heard without risking your life’

#HumanitarianVisas – ‘A right to be heard without risking your life’

| December 10, 2018

Juan Fernando López Aguilar  To allow asylum seekers to reach Europe without putting their lives at risk, Parliament is currently considering a proposal for a new EU humanitarian visa system. The proposal would call on the European Commission to table legislation allowing those seeking international protection to apply for a visa at an EU embassy or […]

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Co-operation in migration as a condition for #EUVisas

Co-operation in migration as a condition for #EUVisas

| December 5, 2018

Visas to enter the EU will not be a carte blanche for all anymore. New harmonized and co-ordinated rules will ensure that it will be easier for legitimate travellers to enter while stricter security checks will make sure those who do enter do not pose a security risk. With these new rules, we will better […]

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Parliament asks Commission to press for full US-EU #visa reciprocity

Parliament asks Commission to press for full US-EU #visa reciprocity

The EU Commission is legally obliged to take measures temporarily reintroducing visa requirements for US citizens, given that Washington still does not grant visa-free access to nationals of five EU countries. In a resolution approved on Thursday (2 March), MEPs urge the Commission to adopt the necessary legal measures “within two months”.  The text prepared […]

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