About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:44 - 18 Aug.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
EU Council Adopts Regulation on Visa Liberalization for Georgia
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 27 Feb.'17 / 13:38

On February 27, the Council of the European Union (Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council) adopted a regulation on visa liberalization for Georgians travelling to the EU for a period of stay of 90 days in any 180-day period.

The adopted regulation will now be signed by the Council and the European Parliament. The text will then be published in the EU Official Journal and will enter into force 20 days later, once the suspension mechanism, which allows the EU member states to temporary reintroduce visa requirements for reasons of public security, is in place.

"This agreement will bring the people of Georgia and the EU closer together and will strengthen tourism and business ties. It follows the completion of the necessary reforms by Georgia, addressing document security, border management, migration and asylum. In addition, the recent adaptation of the suspension mechanism has made this agreement possible," Carmelo Abela, Maltese Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, stated after the Council meeting.

According to the new regulation, Georgian citizens with a biometric passport travelling to the Schengen area for up to 90 days for business, tourist or family purposes will no longer need a visa.

Latest News
18 Aug.'17 17:44
Ruling Party, Opposition Meet over Constitutional Amendments
Parliamentary and non-parliamentary opposition parties accepted GD’s proposal to resume discussions. 
18 Aug.'17 12:31
Georgian Leaders Condemn Barcelona Attack
President, Prime Minister, Parliamentary Chairman issued statements following the terrorist act.
17 Aug.'17 17:28
Detention of Civic Activist Stirs Outcry in Tbilisi
Tamar Mearakishvili was briefly detained by the Moscow-backed Tskhinvali authorities.   
16 Aug.'17 18:27
2008 Russo-Georgian War Recap: August 16
Civil.ge uses its archives and other sources to provide a daily recap of the events of the war.
16 Aug.'17 15:50
Alliance of Patriots Names Mayoral Candidate
Irma Inashvili, lawmaker and Parliament’s Vice Speaker, will enter the mayoral race in Tbilisi.
16 Aug.'17 12:11
U.S. Annual Report on Georgia Religious Freedom
The U.S Department of State released its report also covering the developments in Georgia on August 15.
15 Aug.'17 19:15
GDDG Offers Consultations on Constitutional Amendments
The ruling party expressed readiness to discuss “all major issues of the constitutional reform.”  
15 Aug.'17 13:23
Geostat: 2016 FDI USD 1.56 bln
Final figures have been revised downwards from preliminary data of USD 1.64 billion.
15 Aug.'17 11:51
2008 Russo-Georgian War Recap: August 15
Civil.ge uses its archives and other sources to provide a daily recap of the events of the war.
14 Aug.'17 14:09
2008 Russo-Georgian War Recap: August 14
Civil.ge uses its archives and other sources to provide a daily recap of the events of the war.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
65