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Mar 21, 2017

Pearle co-signed statement on visa-reciprocity between the EU and the USA

On 2nd March the European Parliament adopted a Resolution calling on the European Commission to take measures temporarily reintroducing visa requirements for US citizens, given that the US still does not grant visa-free access to nationals of five EU countries, notably Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania.

A large group of stakeholders from the tourism sector and those with an interest to visiting tourists and others expressed their strong concern about the economic and political impact of a suspension of visa waiver for US nationals.
The group calls on the European institutions to continue further talks with the US administration to gradually lift visa requirements for the remaining EU nationals. Before any legislative initiative to lift the visa waiver for US nationals proceeds further, a thorough economic and political impact assessment should first be completed and considered.

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