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№151: EU Pressure Insufficient to Gain U.S. Visa Waiver for Poles
№151: EU Pressure Insufficient to Gain U.S. Visa Waiver for Poles

Author(s): Marek Jan Wasiński
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, International relations/trade
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: USA; visa; Poland; European Union
Summary/Abstract: In a communication of 12 April, the European Commission assessed the potential political and economic consequences of suspending visa exemption for U.S. citizens. Lacking pressure from individual EU Member States, the Commission discouraged such a move and gave the EU Council and European Parliament three months to take an official position. It seems almost certain that the measure of applying pressure on a non-EU country will not be used to help Poland and four other Member States obtain visa-free travel to the United States or other countries with a similar restriction. However, if current trends continue, Poland should join the U.S. Visa Waiver Programme in five years.

  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English