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Commission Supports Visa-free Travel for Turkey by June

Turkish nationals may finally see their dream come true and be able to travel throughout Europe visa-free by June this year after the European Commission proposed lifting the visa requirements for Turkey's citizens.

Visa-Free Travel for Turkey Still Depends on Met Criteria

Despite putting forth a demand in March that its nationals be allowed Schengen zone visa-free travel by June if it agreed to take back refugees from Greece, Turkey must still meet all 72 criteria for EU accession, the deputy head of the European Commission said in Brussels recently.

Athens Event Explores Refugee Crisis, Stresses Need for Solidarity

Only through cooperation and with solidarity can Europe effectively deal with the emerging refugee issue which is changing the current status quo in all its member states and demanding well-researched measures, an Athens conference on the refugee crisis found on Wednesday.

Visa-Free Travel: Turkey’s Negotiating Card

Visa-free travel within the Schengen Area - a dream-come-true for most Turks - is the latest ace up Turkey’s sleeve as its government has said it will in return contribute to solving the refugee problem currently plaguing the Mediterranean.

ITB Berlin Brings Refugee Issue into the Spotlight

One of the international travel industry’s major events, the ITB Berlin 2016, to take place in Germany on March 9-13, will cast the spotlight on one of the most controversial issues impacting the industry right now: the refugee crisis.

EU Threatens to Oust Greece from Schengen Zone

Greece may be kicked out of the Schengen zone which allows passport free travel within the EU after the Commission said on Wednesday that the country was failing to secure its borders.

Refugee Crisis Uncovers EU’s True Unity as Partners Put Pressure on Greece Alone

While thousands of refugees fleeing war continue to make their way to Greek shores in efforts to make a better home for themselves in Europe, the EU is playing hot potato.

Summit Leaders Vow to ‘Regain Control’ of EU Borders, but No Deal Yet

EU leaders failed on Thursday, to agree to the Commission’s proposals for a new border and coastguard patrol, instead pledging to work towards ensuring more efficient registration and security checks of refugees.

Refugee Crisis Management to Put Greece in Eye of EU Storm

Greece is expected to come under significant pressure over its response to the refugee crisis during the upcoming EU leaders’ summit on Thursday.
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