Member States today endorsed the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission's proposal to modernise the EU's common visa policy, adapting the rules to evolving security concerns, challenges linked to migration and new opportunities offered by technological developments. The agreed changes will make it easier for legitimate travellers to obtain a visa to come to Europe, facilitating tourism, trade and business, whilst strengthening security and reducing irregular migration risks.
The new rules include in particular:
- More flexible procedures
- Multiple entry visas with longer validity
- Additional resources for strengthening security
- Improving cooperation on readmission
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- 20 veebruar 2019