European Union External Action

Visa Code: political agreement on reform of visa policy

Bruxelles, 04/03/2019 - 08:12, UNIQUE ID: 190304_5
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<p>The European Parliament and the Council agreed (29 January) on the Commission's <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/homeaffairs/files/what-we-do/policies/european-agenda-migration/201780314_proposal-regulation-establishing-community-code-visas_en.pdf">proposal</a> to modernise the EU's common visa policy, adapting the rules to evolving security concerns, challenges linked to migration and new opportunities offered by technological developments.</p><p>The agreed changes will make it easier for legitimate travellers to obtain a visa to come to Europe, facilitating tourism, trade and business, whilst strengthening security and reducing irregular migration risks.</p>

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