EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Denmark Supports Ending EU-Russia Visas + Russian Proposal Also To US

Posted by Info on 06/09/2011

Denmark, which will take over the EU presidency next year, said they will support Moscow’s bid to cancel visa requirements between Russia and the European Union.

“This issue has been discussed by the Russian Federation and the European Union,” Russian Transportation Minister Igor Levitin: “This decision will be made by the European Commission after consultations with EU countries.”

Russian officials have been calling for visa-free travel with European states over the past year, but last week marked the first time that the issue was raised at high-level talks with Washington.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev endorsed also the visa-free idea with US, with his top foreign policy adviser, Sergei Prikhodko who said: “The idea to introduce visa-free travel with the United States is contained in a message to President Barack Obama sent to Washington a couple of days ago”.

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