Posted on 02.02.2011 in Belarus, News

Belarus: 02.02.2011 EU to lift visas for Belarus?

Jerzy Buzek: in order to come closer to Belarusian citizens we need to reduce or even waive visa fees.

The President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek announced on 1 February that the European Union do not cooperate with the Belarusian society, although it wants “to come closer to it.”

Historical map of Belarus, Source: Wikimedia commons

Historical map of Belarus, Source: Wikimedia commons

On 31 January the EU decided to impose a visa ban on 158 Belarusian state officials. At the same time, the EU supports visa facilitation for the rest of Belarusian citizens. Several countries have already taken up this initiative, like Poland, which waived fees for national visas on 1 January 2011.

 

Source:

Telegraf