Belarus – EU: Long bumpy road towards visa facilitation

After a decade-long story of failed attempts to start and proceed with the visa facilitation negotiations between the EU and Belarus, the long-awaited agreement was never closer to becoming a reality than on the eve of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga. However, it was put on hold again. Diplomatic passports security and disagreements over readmission are two remaining obstacles on the way towards EU-Belarus visa facilitation, explains Andrei Yeliseyeu.

Analysis of persistent difficulties with the visa facilitation agreement and review of EU-Belarus visa relations is given by Andrei Yeliseyeu in the latest issue of Eastern Europe Studies Centre’s BelarusInfo Letter.

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