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Commission Calls for Full US-EU Visa Reciprocity

European lawmakers recently pushed for the imposition of visas on US citizens traveling to Europe in a move towards resolving a transatlantic dispute running since 2014 which does not allow nationals of five EU countries to enter the US without a visa.
Posted On 03 Mar 2017

European Commission Outlines 5 Scenarios for Future of the EU

The European Commission on Wednesday presented a White Paper that outlines five possible paths for the EU to take in the coming years.
Posted On 01 Mar 2017

Georgians Get Visa-free Travel Rights to EU

Georgia nationals can travel throughout the EU for 90 days without a visa, after the European Commission ratified the country's visa liberalization.

EU to Step Up Security Checks Across its Borders

EU citizens and third country nationals entering or exiting the European Union will be required to undergo extensive checks against EU-wide databases following new regulation.
Posted On 17 Feb 2017

Russia Visa Application Centres Expand Across Europe Ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018

As Russia gears up to welcome visitors for FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and World Cup 2018, Russia Visa Application Centres have opened in 14 countries.
Posted On 16 Feb 2017

WTTC Warns Trump Over Travel Ban: ‘Keep Tourism Out of Politics’

The WTTC warns the US that strict visa policies and inward-looking sentiment will lead to economic stagnation in the travel and tourism sector.
Posted On 15 Feb 2017

Greece to Request Commission Re-examine Pilot Visa Plan Decision

Greece will request that the European Commission re-examine its decision to prohibit visa clearance at Eastern Aegean island ports through a pilot program.
Posted On 09 Feb 2017

US Puts Pressure on Greece to Issue Biometric ID Cards

The US is calling on Greece to replace its identification cards with new biometric credit card-sized IDs or face being ousted from the US visa waiver program.
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

EU Decides Against Visa Validation at E. Aegean Island Ports

Alternate Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos has informed that the European Commission will not approve of visa validation at Eastern Aegean island ports.
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

Greek Hoteliers Want Rules for Airbnb-type Rentals to Come into Force

The Hellenic Hotel Federation is requesting for the law containing rules for Airbnb-type rentals to finally come into effect in Greece.
Posted On 07 Feb 2017

EC Opens Antitrust Probe into EU Hotels Online Pricing

Hotel accommodation, consumer electronics and video games sectors have come under the scrutiny of the European Commission.
Posted On 07 Feb 2017

State Dept. Reinstates Visas, Reverses Trump Travel Ban ‘For Now’

The State Department has reinstated approximately 60,000 visas which were "provisionally revoked" from foreigners from seven majority-Muslim countries.
Posted On 06 Feb 2017

EU Citizens Unaffected by Trump Muslim Travel Ban, IATA Calls for ‘Clarity’

US President Donald Trump’s decision to ban nationals from seven countries - Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia - for 90 days from traveling to the United States, does not affect EU citizens even if they hold dual citizenship in one of the listed countries.
Posted On 02 Feb 2017

No More Roaming Charges in the EU as of June 15

As the last step towards the end of roaming charges in the EU by June 15, negotiators agreed on how to regulate wholesale roaming markets.
Posted On 01 Feb 2017

UNWTO, WTTC: Trump’s Immigration Ban Goes Against Freedom of Travel

The UNWTO and the WTTC have expressed concern over the recently announced travel ban by the United States of America to nationals of seven countries.
Posted On 31 Jan 2017

Commission: No EU Citizen will Suffer Discrimination from Trump’s Immigration Decree

The EU will ensure that none of its citizens suffer discrimination by US President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly-Muslim countries.
Posted On 30 Jan 2017

UNWTO Applauds 5-day Visa-free Policy by Belarus to Citizens of 80 States

The UNWTO supports the decision of the Government of Belarus to launch the 5-day visa-free policy that will be applicable to travelers from 80 countries.
Posted On 30 Jan 2017

Shipping, Tourism Ministers Meet to Discuss Refugee-hit Island Promotion

Boosting coastal ferry and airline services were among the priorities set by the tourism and shipping ministries during a recent joint meeting.
Posted On 26 Jan 2017

ETOA Urges Schengen Visa Reform to Meet Demand, Challenges

ETOA is urging EU member states and the European Parliament to press forward with reform of the Schengen visa scheme to meet changing market expectations.
Posted On 26 Jan 2017

S. Aegean Governor Calls for Pilot Visa Plan to ‘Save’ Refugee-hit Isles

South Aegean Region Governor George Hadjimarkos has called for a pilot visa scheme that will allow residents from Iran, Russia and Turkey to travel to the Eastern Aegean islands.
Posted On 24 Jan 2017