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Five member states progress towards full #visa reciprocity with the United States

Yesterday, Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos met with government officials from five EU member states that aren’t allowed Visa-free travel in the Unites States.   The countries, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Poland and Cyprus allow US citizens to travel due to their participation in the Schengen zone. They are seeking fair and equal treatment for their citizens visiting […]

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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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#Georgia: European Commission proposes to lift visa obligations for citizens of Georgia

#Georgia: European Commission proposes to lift visa obligations for citizens of Georgia

The European Commission is today (10 March 2016) proposing to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to lift visa requirements for the citizens of Georgia by transferring Georgia to the list of countries whose citizens can travel without a visa to the Schengen area. The proposal comes after the Commission gave […]

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Commissioner Malmström on visa-free travel for citizens of Republic of Moldova

Commissioner Malmström on visa-free travel for citizens of Republic of Moldova

Following the European Commission’s proposal, tomorrow (28 April) the decision to transfer the Republic of Moldova to the list of third countries whose nationals are exempt from visa requirement comes into effect. This means that, as from tomorrow, the visa obligation for citizens of the Republic of Moldova who hold a biometric passport and want […]

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Commission proposes visa-free regime to Moldova

Commission proposes visa-free regime to Moldova

| November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

On 27 November, the  European Commission proposed to allow visa-free travel to the Schengen area for Moldovan citizens holding a biometric passport. This proposal builds on the successful implementation by the Republic of Moldova of all the benchmarks set in its Visa Liberalisation Action Plan. “I am very pleased to propose to abolish visa requirements […]

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