ETOA: No imminent threat to visa-free travel from US to European countries

ETOA: No imminent threat to visa-free travel from US to European countries

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This European Parliament voted on following March 2017 to require its European Commission to suspend visa for australia exemption status for US citizens.

In ETOA’ s monitor this is extremely unlikely to happen: your Council of the EU will piece and the status quo will prevail.

The situation arises because, after 2014, citizens of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania come with needed a visa to visit the. This means that there is not full reciprocity during treatment of EU and US citizens.

EU legislation provides for a major ‘ delegated act’ allowing generally the Commission to suspend exemption for visa requirements in the event of ‘ non-reciprocity. ’ This would apply to citizens of nations that impose visa requirement across EU citizens.

Any Commission asked Parliament and Authorities to review the situation in April 2016.

Article 290 using the Treaty of Lisbon allows travel Council and Parliament to revoke such a delegated act, or subject to its implementation. Given the main Parliamentary vote, attention now fuses to the Council.

Andrew Jenkins, ETOA’ s CEO have commented:

“ There is no attaque threat to current US-Europe australian visa waiver arrangements. So long as the US forces visas from some citizens of the classic EU, then the EU – like a complete – is obliged to reciprocate. The European Parliament is checking nature of that obligation.

Seldom has an inter-institutional dialogue some very nice such startling ideas. If the passport exemption were to be suspended it would instill burdensome checks on the citizens of our own most valuable ally, to certain retaliation and consequent economic detriment. Setting countries would have to hire thousands of office employees to process millions of unnecessary kompakti?kas.

At a time when trumpery and politics are bedfellows, we have become being asked to contemplate folly cubed. The Council needs to clog up this quickly. Then the Commission can potentially return to establishing reciprocity quietly, through the entire normal diplomatic channels. ”

ETOA continues to work with it is industry partners in Brussels to assist you to resist any reintroduction of australian visa requirements, and pushes for australian visa facilitation through reform of the Australian visa Code. With the prospect of ETIAS, a new pre-clearance system designed to go with security, ETOA believes that the benefits of more countries to be granted visa-waiver status will strengthen.


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