The European Union and Georgia held the ninth round of their annual Human Rights Dialogue in Brussels on 20 April 2016.
The European Union and Georgia welcomed the continued progress on Human Rights in Georgia, also acknowledged by the positive recommendation on Visa Liberalisation by the European Commission in December 2015. Both sides agreed on the importance of a free and pluralistic media environment, and political pluralism as a prerequisite for the conduct of democratic elections.
The European Commission is today proposing to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to lift visa requirements for the citizens of Ukraine by transferring Ukraine to the list of countries whose citizens can travel without a visa to the Schengen area.
Les récentes réformes de l'immigration au Canada, le contact entre personnes, ainsi que la question de la réciprocité des visas pour les citoyens bulgares et roumains font partie des sujets discutés lors de la réunion entre les Chefs de Mission des Etats membres de l'UE et l'Honnorable Chris Alexander, Ministre canadien de la Citoyenneté et l'Immigration dans les bureaux de la Délégation de l'UE à Ottawa.
The fifth EU-Pakistan Political Counter-Terrorism Dialogue was held on 20 April 2016 in Brussels under the framework of the EU-Pakistan Five-Year Engagement Plan. Both sides strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, Lahore and many parts of the world and reaffirmed their determination to jointly combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.