Thursday, May 27, 2010

Albania, Bosnia One Step Closer to Visa-Free Travel

| 27 May 2010 |
EC building
EC building
The European Commission announced today its adoption of a proposal to lift the visa regime for Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina, but the two countries must still fulfill remaining benchmarks before their citizens can travel without a visa in the Schengen zone.

The decision was announced by European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom.

“Today's proposal is the result of intensive and hard work for the authorities and the people of these countries in meeting the conditions,” Malmstrom said.

European Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele mirrored Malmstrom's remarks: "This proposal for visa free travel is of the utmost importance for the citizens of the countries concerned, since it will bring them closer to the EU. The visa-free regime will contribute to making the European perspective more tangible...................


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