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Politics 22-06-2017

Activist denounces Schengen visa fraud

Andrei Sumar, a civil rights activist from Belarus is frustrated that the European Parliament Committee on Petitions disregards the many complaints of Belarussian nationals, who cite corruption in the issuing of Schengen visas by EU embassies in Minsk.

Global Europe 23-03-2016

Brussels attacks tear at the fabric of the European Union

Among other negative consequences for the EU, political parties and groups that want the United Kingdom to leave the Union could use the recent terrorist attacks to justify greater isolation from the continent, writes Stratfor, the global intelligence company.

Azerbaijan 22-01-2016

As oil prices remain low, Azerbaijan makes openings to investors, tourists

Azerbaijan, a country which has been relying too much on its important oil and gas sector, is making moves to diversify and open its economy to investors, and to bring in more tourists.

Police operation exposes Kosovo jihadist links

Italian and Kosovo police have detained four Kosovo citizens allegedly linked to the Islamic State group (IS) for spreading Islamist propaganda and for making threats against Pope Francis and a former US ambassador.

Republican presidential hopeful wants to impose visa requirement on French visitors to US

US Senator Rand Paul, a candidate in the Republican presidential primaries, called for a halt yesterday (18 November) to the visa waiver program for travellers from countries including France in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Erdogan tells EU: Act in Syria, or get ready to accept more refugees

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an on Monday (5 October) urged the EU to train rebels, and to consider a no-fly zone and safe haven area in Syria, during talks to address Europe's growing migrant crisis.

Church leaders propose lifting of visa requirement for Syrians, Iraqis

Five organisations representing the Anglican, Orthodox and Protestant Churches and Christian service, have sent a letter to EU justice and home affairs ministers, asking, among other things, that the EU lifts its visa requirement for Syrian and Iraqi nationals living in war zones.

Global Europe 11-03-2015

Selim Yenel: The EU lacks vision for Cyprus reunification

If the Cyprus issue is solved, a lot could be done for the Eastern Mediterranean, for Turkish-Greek relations, for new sources of gas for the EU. But the EU unfortunately lacks a visionary perspective, Selim Yenel, Turkey's Ambassador to the EU, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Polish Deputy PM fears influx of ‘hundreds of thousands’ of Ukrainians

Ukraine's economy is starting to disintegrate, creating a risk of hundreds of thousands of immigrants flowing into Poland, Polish Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechoci?ski said. Ukraine expects the EU to lift the visa requirement at the Minsk Eastern Partnership summit on 21-22 May.

Portugese interior minister resigns over ‘golden visas’ scandal

Portugal's interior minister resigned yesterday (16 November) over an investigation into alleged corruption linked to the issuing of so-called "golden visas" to wealthy foreigners, but denied wrongdoing and said the move was to save damage to the government.

EU embarks on long-haul effort to lift visa for Turks

Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström signed today (16 December) in Ankara a landmark agreement opening the way for lifting visa requirements within three years for Turks travelling to the EU.

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Enlargement 16-12-2013

EU and Turkey sign immigration deal

Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström signed today (16 December) in Ankara a landmark agreement opening the way for lifting visa requirements for Turks travelling to the EU within three years.
Malmström also signed with the Turkish Minister of Interior Muammer Güler a EU-Turkey readmission agreement.