EU initiative to strengthen consular protection for citizens outside the European Union

According to the EU Press Room, “Every Union citizen travelling to or living in a third country where his or her Member State is not represented is entitled to protection by the diplomatic and consular authorities of any Member State on the same conditions as the nationals of that State. The Commission has presented an Action Plan to strengthen this right which is enshrined in Article 20 of the EC Treaty.”This Press Release is available in full text.

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