|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2020) 325|
Report published by the European Commission on 10 July 2020, assessing the fulfilment of requirements by the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries relating to visa liberalisation.
The Visa Suspension Mechanism exempts third-country nationals from the visa requirement for stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period. Regulation (EU) 2018/1806 requires the European Commission to monitor the continuous fulfilment of visa liberalisation requirements by third countries and to report it at least once a year.
This report concludes that the countries concerned - Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - continue to meet to the visa liberalisation requirements, and tht visa-free movement continues to bring positive economic, social and cultural benefits to EU Member States and partner countries. The report - which relates to the 2019 calendar year and first half of 2020 - also focuses in detail on specific areas of security and migration where further action is needed.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Keywords||Visa Suspension Mechanism
|Countries / Regions||Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|