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Emilija Berzanskaite
29th September 2021
Employment & Immigration External Relations & Trade Human Rights

Commission proposes to partially suspend EU–Belarus Visa Facilitation Agreement for officials linked to Belarus regime

The European Commission has proposed to suspend partially the EU's Visa Facilitation Agreement with the Republic of Belarus, which establishes reciprocal issuance of visas to citizens of the Union and Belarus for an intended stay of no more than 90 days, for specific categories of officials linked to the regime.

The decision is adopted in the context of Belarus’s attempts to destabilize the EU and its Member States by facilitating irregular migration for political purposes and to suspend readmission of people with no right to stay in the EU to Belarus.

According to the partial suspension proposal, the requirements for further documentary evidence regarding the purpose of the journey and the fees for processing visa applicat


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