visa liberialisation

thumbnailRomania issues traffic permit for Ukrainian citizens
2014-10-16A new agreement with Romania will boost the visa liberalisation process, moving Ukraine toward EU membership.
thumbnailAsylum seekers alarming for Kosovo officials
2013-07-22An increased number of asylum seekers from Kosovo will adversely affect the country's visa liberalisation process, officials in Pristina warn.
thumbnailRomania's lifting visas for Kosovo could lead to recognition, analysts say
2013-05-27By lifting visa requirements for Kosovo citizens, Bucharest might be changing its position on Kosovo's independence, some say.
thumbnailNew for 2013: Kosovo establishes visa regime
2012-12-31Kosovo authorities say the system will help identify security threats.
thumbnailKosovars face travel problems in BiH
2012-07-30Despite the acceptance of Kosovo passports, travelers from Kosovo face hurdles when visiting BiH.
thumbnailEU to ease visa procedures for Turkish citizens
2012-04-24Turkey is the only country to hold EU membership talks without the benefit of the Schengen visa liberalisation.
thumbnailKosovo buckles down to become visa-free
2012-01-21Now that the dialogue is under way, Kosovo faces a road of reforms and challenges.
thumbnailVisa liberalisation for Kosovo "once all conditions are met"
2011-12-12Kosovo wasn't given a start date to begin negotiations on visa liberalisation, but the EU reaffirmed its commitment to open the issue once all conditions are in place.
thumbnailSerbs disappointed by EU delay on candidacy
2011-12-10December 9th was to be an historic date. Instead, it failed to produce the expected green light from the EU.
thumbnailFajon: region must consolidate efforts for visa liberalisation
2011-12-10Increased immigration has caused some EU member countries to question the viability of a visa-free regime for the Western Balkans.
thumbnailVisa-free travel for Kosovo: one hurdle down, many more to go
2011-11-02Despite the launch of biometric passports in Kosovo on Monday, the country has much to do to obtain visa liberalisation with the EU.
thumbnailAlbania and Serbia lift visas
2011-07-09Kosovo institutions welcome any agreement that serves the free movement of citizens and exchange of trade and ideas between the people in the Balkans, Kosovo Deputy Foreign Minister Petrit Selimi told SETimes.
Dacic says Serbia does not face suspension of visa free regime
2011-05-31BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Serbian Interior Minister Ivica Dacic attends a briefing Tuesday (May 31st) in Brussels for visa experts from missions of EU mem...
EU to re-introduce visas if asylum seekers rise by 50%
2011-05-27BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The EU will re-introduce visas for Western Balkan countries if the number of rejected asylum applications increases by 50% in th...
Citaku accuses EC of applying double standards against Kosovo
2011-05-24PRISTINA, Kosovo -- Minister of European Integration Vlora Citaku said on Monday (May 23rd) that the European Commission (EC) is applying double stan...
thumbnailSerbian asylum seekers jeopardising visa liberalisation
2011-05-23Serbia is working to stem the flow of bogus asylum seekers, who threaten Schengen access.
Macedonia steps up control to end visa liberalisation abuses
2011-05-22SKOPJE, Macedonia -- About 500 Macedonians were prevented from leaving the country due to lack of sound reasons for their stay in the EU, the Interio...
Rexhepi says Kosovo meets technical conditions for visa liberalisation
2011-05-20PRISTINA, Kosovo -- Kosovo authorities requested on Thursday (May 19th) that European Commission representatives be more proactive on the issue of vi...
EU to assess visa liberalisation implementation in Western Balkans next month
2011-05-19SKOPJE, Macedonia -- EU Representative to Macedonia Peter Sorensen said on Wednesday (May 18th) that the European Commission's assessment of implemen...
Ahmetovic says BiH meets EU visa liberalisation rules
2011-05-12BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Security Minister Sadik Ahmetovic said on Wednesday (May 11th) that his country has nothing to worr...
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