About: visa facilitation

Azerbaijan 15-11-2019

Azerbaijan ‘discourages’ human traffickers

Azerbaijan is unlikely to become a transit country for illegal migration because the authorities have “discouraged” international human trafficking rings from taking this route, Vusal Huseynov, the chief of the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan, told EURACTIV.
Central Asia 08-11-2018

EU visa facilitation for Kazakhstan will be a win-win story

There is nothing to be feared from putting in place visa facilitation for Kazakh citizens.
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Europe's East 03-03-2015

Commission condemns Russian travel bans on EU officials

The European Commission condemned on Tuesday (3 March) Russia's refusal to allow senior officials from Poland and Latvia, including an MEP, to enter the country to attend the funeral of murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.
Cecilia Malmström presents proposals for more flexible visa rules in Brussels, 1 April 2014
Europe's East 28-04-2014

EU defies Russia by granting visa-free travel to Moldovans

Moldovan citizens will no longer require visas to travel to most of the European Union from Monday (28 April), as the bloc presses ahead with deeper ties with east European nations in defiance of Russia.
Europe's East 16-10-2013

Ukrainian journalists denounce EU visa troubles

A number of Ukrainian journalists invited to attend a Brussels conference were issued with visas valid for only two days, a decision that shows the "bad will attitude" of the EU towards Ukrainian media, they told EURACTIV.
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Europe's East 15-10-2013

Ukrainian journalists denounce EU visa scandal

Twenty Ukrainian journalists invited for a 2-day Brussels conference have been issued Schengen visas valid for two days only. Mykhaylo Kukhar spoke to EURACTIV about freedom of travel of the media from their country in the EU.
Europe's East 03-07-2012

German MEP opposes visa liberalisation with Ukraine

In what appears to be a further toughening of Germany's position on Ukraine, a leading MEP close to Chancellor Angela Merkel has opposed the Commission’s move towards a visa facilitation agreement.