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Lack of visa reciprocity with the U.S., Canada and Brunei: European Commissions assesses state of play and discusses next steps

12.04.2016  20:59
 

Is the Commission proposing the reintroduction of visas for citizens from the U.S., Canada and Brunei today?

No. The present Communication does not propose to reintroduce visa requirements for citizens from the U.S, Canada or Brunei. It describes the situation of non-reciprocity cases that still exist on 12 April 2016 and assesses the consequences and impacts of a suspension of the visa waiver for nationals of these countries as well as the practical feasibility of its implementation. According to EU law, the ultimate decision whether to suspend the visa waiver or not is in the hands of the European Parliament and the Council, with 12 July 2016 now set as a deadline to decide.

 


 

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Lack of visa reciprocity with the U.S., Canada and Brunei: European Commissions assesses state of play and discusses next steps