Tag: Visa

#EU sends charge sheet to #Visa over inter-regional fees

#EU sends charge sheet to #Visa over inter-regional fees

The European Commission has said it has sent a charge sheet to credit card group Visa (V.N) over the fees merchants have to pay when customers from outside the bloc make purchases in the European Union. In 2014, the Commission ended another investigation into the company’s fee structure when Visa Europe agreed to cap the […]

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EU borders: Civil Liberties MEPs vote to step up checks and #data protection

EU borders: Civil Liberties MEPs vote to step up checks and #data protection

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Civil Liberties MEPs voted on Monday (27 February) for stronger protection and a shorter retention period for data stored in the new EU entry/exit system, which is designed to modernise and step up checks on non-EU nationals travelling to the European Union. The EU entry-exit system will speed up and strengthen border checks at the […]

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Civil liberties MEPs back plans to waive visa requirements for #Ukraine

Civil liberties MEPs back plans to waive visa requirements for #Ukraine

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Plans to waive visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens entering the Schengen area were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Monday, 26 September. If approved by Parliament and Council, it will allow Ukrainians who have a biometric passport to enter the EU area without a visa for 90 days in any 180-day period, for business, […]

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#Turkey must fulfill all criteria to get visa-free travel to the EU, say MEPs

#Turkey must fulfill all criteria to get visa-free travel to the EU, say MEPs

Turkey must fulfill all the requirements laid down by the EU in order to be granted visa-free access to the Schengen area, stressed Civil Liberties Committee MEPs in Thursday’s (21 April) debate on Ankara’s progress in delivering on its visa liberalizsation road map. A majority of MEPs rejected the idea of relaxing the criteria and […]

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#EuropeanParliament: Migration, taxation and Turkey’s role on this week’s agenda

#EuropeanParliament: Migration, taxation and Turkey’s role on this week’s agenda

While heads of state and governments will try to work out the details of the EU-Turkey migration deal during the last European summit in Brussels on 17-18 March, parliamentary committees will also be dealing with migration issues this week. MEPs vote on proposals for relocation schemes for refugees and EU humanitarian visa and also asses […]

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#EUTurkey: MEPs demand details of EU-Turkey deal and compliance with international law

#EUTurkey: MEPs demand details of EU-Turkey deal and compliance with international law

MEPs demanded details on Wednesday (9 March) of the deal struck by EU leaders with Turkey on the management of migrant and refugee flows, underlining that the international asylum rules must be respected. In a plenary debate with the Council and the Commission, most political group leaders insisted that EU accession negotiations with Turkey and […]

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#EuropeanCouncil: ‘Turkey and EU are key partners’, says Martin Schulz

#EuropeanCouncil: ‘Turkey and EU are key partners’, says Martin Schulz

Following meetings on 7 March with Prime Minister Davutoğlu, Presidents Juncker and Tusk, and the 28 EU Prime Ministers and heads of state, President Schulz made the following statement: “Turkey and the EU are key partners. But our partnership needs to be built on mutual trust and straight-talking. Turkey is to be praised for the huge […]

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