Grassroots Europeanisation in the Western Balkans is just starting: Visa facilitation

The non-profit think tank "Analytica" presented this report in May 2007 on the issue of visa facilitation. It discusses the agreements which are expected to enter into force starting from 1 January 2008 and will make it easier for citizens of the Western Balkan countries, including those such as students, businessmen, civil society representatives and other group of citizens to have easier processes of acquiring visas for entry into EU. The arrangement includes decrease of the costs, shortening of the application period and a possibility for issuing multi-year visas.
The report also discusses the current visa regime that is part of the reason why almost 50% of the citizens of the region have never been abroad. Liberalisation of the visa regime is strongly tied to the credibility of EU membership for the countries of the region which have to continue reforming their administration and society in meeting the wider EU accessions conditions.
Citation
Analytica (2007): Grassroots Europeanisation in the Western Balkans is just starting: Visa facilitation. available from: http://www.analyticamk.org/files/ReportNo3.pdf, accessed 20.05.2007.
Language

English

Publication Year

2007

Source
Analytica
Geographical focus
  • WBC
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Entry created by Elke Dall on May 21, 2007
Modified on May 21, 2007