30.1 C
Delhi
Friday, September 30, 2022

New York Film Festival Fetes 60 Years with Eye to the Future

https://ift.tt/smH5fdj past and future of film mingle...

FBI Joins Australian Hunt for Data Hackers

https://ift.tt/D6S1drO has asked the American FBI to...

Jackson Set to Make US Supreme Court Debut In Brief Ceremony

https://ift.tt/I0afzcy Ketanji Brown Jackson is making her...

EU wants ‘specific groups’ of Russians to still get visas – Borrell

The bloc does not want to cut itself from Russia’s “civil society” entirely

The EU will continue granting visas to “specific groups” of Russians, the bloc’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell said on Wednesday. The official made the remarks at a press conference after the EU’s foreign ministers opted to fully suspend an agreement with Moscow that allowed Russian citizens to apply for EU visas under a simplified procedure.

“There is a common understanding that this will allow for visas to be granted on an individual basis [after] a thorough assessment of each individual case, and especially for specific groups of people,” Borrell stated.

The diplomat did not provide exact details on the specific groups in question, signaling, however, that visas will be issued primarily to opponents of Russia’s current political leadership. 

Read more

© Adrien Fillon / NurPhoto via Getty Images
EU to suspend visa deal with Russia

“We do not want to cut ourselves from those Russians who are against the war in Ukraine. We do not want to cut ourselves from the Russian civil society,” he said.

Borrell did not provide any time frame for when exactly the visa agreement with Russia would be suspended. The move constitutes a step up in the EU’s policies amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, as the bloc had previously suspended issuing visas only to specific Russian individuals, he said.

“Until now, it was partially suspended for special collectives, groups of people – officials, entrepreneurs – and now it is fully suspended,” Borrell said. “It means that it will significantly reduce the number of new visas issued by the EU Member States. [The process] is going to be more difficult, it is going to be longer. And consequently, the number of new visas will be substantially reduced.”

https://ift.tt/wHnxqaS 31, 2022 at 09:33PM
from RT – Daily news

Support Us

Secured by Paypal

Related Stories

Check out other tags:

Most Popular Articles