Visa-Free Travel for the EU’s Eastern Partners: Time to Act

Visa facilitation agreements with Moldova, Ukraine and the Western Balkans entered into force in January 2008. In the same year, Ukraine and the Western Balkan countries started a dialogue on visa liberalisation with the EU.

But unlike citizens from the Western Balkans, Eastern Europeans still require a visa to enter the EU. What are the obstacles to visa-free travel for Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries and what are the potential benefits of visa liberalisation? This document looks at the pros and cons of visa-free travel with the EU’s Eastern neighbours.

Author: Natalia Shapovalova

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