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Indians No Longer Require Airport Transit Visa in France

Indian nationals will no longer have to go through all the processes and requirements for obtaining an Airport Transit Visa (ATV) for France, since they are no longer required to be in possession of such a visa to transit French airports. Since 23rd of July and on, every Indian passport holder is permitted to go …

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EU proposes visa-free travel for Britons after Brexit

Likelihood of post-Brexit UK falling under ETIAS program sparks fury among Britons

Wednesday’s agreement of the European Parliament representatives and the European Council Presidency on the proposal for the establishment of a European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) has sparked anger among British citizens and tabloids, which have not hesitated to show their disapproval. Headlines as “EU must be joking”, “Britons forced to pay €7 for Europe visa”, “Brexit …

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Corruption Cases Block Kosovo’s Visa Aspirations

After the Kosovo Parliament ratified the Agreement on border demarcation with Montenegro on March 21, another obstacle stands in the way of the youngest European country towards its struggle to achieve visa liberalization, as the last country in the region that remains isolated, even 10 years after its declaration of independence. Though the president of …

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Georgians visit Europe 258,663 times since visa-free agreement

One year after getting visa liberalization the leaders of Georgia have assessed the Georgia-EU visa free deal as the greatest achievement for the country so far. Within the year, according to the Georgian Interior Ministry, 192,453 Georgian citizens have visited the Schengen Zone for 258,663 times in total, while 1001 Georgians have been refused entry …

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Turkey to press visa liberalization issue at Varna Summit

Turkey Hopeful of Visa-Free European Union Travel by 2018

The Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin said on Wednesday that Turkey expects the European Union to lift its visa regime for Turkish nationals soon, after Turkey submitted a paper detailing Turkey’s roadmap for the fulfillment of the remaining benchmarks out of 72 for visa liberalization, in return for the implementation of the Readmission Agreement. Kalin …

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Georgian PM Holds Emergency Meeting on Challenges Facing Schengen Visa Liberalization

The Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, has summoned his ministers to an emergency meeting on Friday, February 9. Present in the meeting were Interior Minister Giorgi Gakharia, Justice Minister Thea Tsulukiani, Chief Prosecutor Irakli Shotadze, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze and the head of the State Security Service Vakhtang Gomelauri, where they discussed the challenges …

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Dutch PM in Sofia: More Work Needed Before Bulgaria Can Join Schengen

Netherland’s Prime Minister Mark Rutte has paid an official visit to the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, on February 6, during which he expressed his support and the support of his country for Bulgaria to join the Schengen Zone of European Union, yet, asserting that there’s however still a lot of work left to be done until …

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More than 170,000 Georgians have enjoyed visa free travel to Schengen area

The fourth session of the Association Council between the European Union and Georgia has been held in Brussels on February 5. While the Council was chaired by the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, the Georgian delegation was led by the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili. During …

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