Barrot: EC to approve visa liberalization

img63European Commission Vice President Jacques Barrot said that the EU Council of Ministers will propose approval of visa liberalization for citizens of Serbia, at its meeting November 30.

“The country made a great effort to meet the criteria, so without a doubt the EU Council of Ministers will propose visa liberalization”, Barrot said.

He confirmed that the time when citizens from Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro will visa-free travel to EU is near, although he couldn’t confirm whether the visa liberalization will start as of December 19.

“I cannot precisely say whether young Serbs will be able to travel without visas on December 19 on Saint Nicholas, the protector of travelers, but I can say that young Serbians will be able to travel without visas. Our wish is to see young people and Serbian citizens in general to be able to travel in Europe for Christmas”, he added.

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