The Commission adopts recommendations to open negotiations for short stay visa waiver agreements with six countries

As stated by the EU Press Room, “The Commission made today the first step towards the conclusion of short stay visa waiver agreements between the European Community and six third countries: Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Mauritius, Saint Kitts and Nevis and the Seychelles. The recommendations to authorise the Commission to open negotiations are to be submitted to the Council.’The Commission intends to open the negotiations on the visa waiver with the six countries as soon as the negotiating directives will be approved by the Council, thus providing for the full implementation of the existing legal framework’, stated Vice-President Franco Frattini, Commissioner responsible for Justice, Freedom and Security.”This Press Release is available in full text.

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