Commission launches dialogue with Montenegro on visa free travel

According to the EU Press Room, “European Commission Vice President Franco Frattini, in charge of Justice, Freedom and Security, launched a dialogue on visa free travel with Montenegro in Podgorica today. The aim of this dialogue is to give clear indications to the authorities of Montenegro on the measures that need to be taken to grant visa free travel to all citizens of the country. ‘This is a tangible and concrete proof of the EU’s commitment to Montenegro’s European future’, said Vice President Frattini at the opening ceremony of the dialogue on visa free travel.Since 1 January 2008, Montenegrin citizens enjoy the benefits of a visa facilitation agreement with the European Union. This agreement provides for easier access to visas for a broad range of categories of citizens ranging from students, sportsmen and women, cultural workers, journalists, people visiting family members living in the EU, people in need of medical treatment to economic operators working with EU companies.”This Press Release is available in full text.

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