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Kosovo Assembly Chairman: Recommendation on visa liberalization to be given next week – Merkel not so optimistic

The Chairman of the Assembly of Kosovo has shown his belief that Kosovo citizens will be moving freely throughout the Schengen Area until the end of the year. During an interview for the Kosovo Public Television, Chairman Kadri Veseli said that he expects the European Commission to give a positive recommendation on Kosovo visa liberalization..

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Bulgarian FM: France and the Netherlands are hindering Bulgaria’s accession to Schengen Zone

The Bulgarian Foreign Minister has pointed at the Netherlands and France as two countries which are hindering the accession of Bulgaria into the Schengen Zone. Recalling that despite of the fact that the European Commission and the European Parliament have published many reports and resolutions calling on the acceptance of Bulgaria alongside [...]

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Sponsorship Letter for Schengen Visa – Learn how to write a Sponsorship letter and download free sample

A Schengen visa might be the most exciting visa to get, since it gives you the chance to visit 26 countries with a single document, without having to present it each time you move from one country to the other or to pay extra fees. In addition, you get the chance to visit 17 non-Schengen..

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Turkey must recognize Cyprus to gain visa-free EU travel: EU report

Turkey will not be able to get its much sought-after visa liberalization, even if it has met all the other benchmarks, unless it recognizes the Republic of Cyprus as an independent country, an EU reports suggests. The report, which was approved with the majority vote of the European Parliament on Wednesday, stressed out that among..

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European Parliament has given its final agreement to establish ETIAS and to strengthen the mandate of eu-LISA

Today, the European Parliament has given its final green light to the establishment of the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS), which had been proposed by the EU Commission in November 2016 and June 2017. The Parliament has also welcomed the strengthening of the mandate of the EU Agency eu-LISA for the operational [...]

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Austria takes over EU Presidency – pledges to protect Schengen as Germany plans reintroducing internal borders

After taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the third time since the establishment of this institution, Austria led by its Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz has pledged that its main priority in the next six months will be the protection of the external borders of the Schengen Area. Fighting irregular..

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Schengen Zone no longer at risk after EU leaders reach migration deal

The leaders of the European Union Member States have finally reached a deal on illegal immigration after 12 hours of talks in Brussels. The agreement reached between EU leaders foresees the establishment of reception centers for migrants and asylum seekers in the territory of their home countries, where will be carried the screening of migrants..

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Italian PM Warns EU Leaders that Schengen Agreement Is in Danger

The newly elected Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte has warned the leaders of the European Union that the Schengen agreement of border-free travel zone is in danger, because of the migration issue. PM Conte said at the informal meeting of 16 EU leaders in Brussels called by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, that the EU..

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EU to Increase Schengen Visa Price Due to BREXIT: Expert says

On the 19th of June 2018, the EU ambassadors endorsed a new visa code, which among others proposes the increase of the price of a Schengen visa fee, which until now has been 60 EUR. According to the proposal, the price of the fee will now increase for 20 EUR with the purpose of ensuring member..

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Škripek: Maltese government sold 88,000 Schengen visas in Libya

On Thursday June 21st, during the meeting of the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs (LIBE), Slovak MEP and Chairman of the European Christian Political Movement (ECMP), Branislav Škripek revealed a visa-related scandal of the Maltese government. The Slovak MEP alleges that the leftist Maltese government [...]

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