Limitation, visas for not taking back migrants

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BRUSSELS – Citizens of countries from Africa, for example, which are insufficient to assist the return of migrants, get to tougher visumvoorwaarden to the EU to travel. The European Commission Wednesday proposed.

It is an elaboration of an order of the government in June. They want people who are not entitled to protection much faster the EU can be turned off.

In EU-countries to stay at least 1 million people who turned off to be turned out to be last year. Of the migrants, which in 2015 had to leave, did only 36.4 percent, sometimes because their country, not them.

The European Commission will keep track of the extent to which non-EU-countries participate. If that is not satisfactory, can be used together with the member states decided to take measures in the field of visa. For example, the treatment time of applications will be extended, the length of stay shortened, or the visa fees increased, even for diplomats.

The EU connect with more and more countries formed partnerships to bring people back. The European Commission drew there last year 200 million euro extra for. The European border – and coast guard since October 135 terugkeervluchten coordinated, where 7000 people to their homeland have flown.

For travelers from any of the 105 those countries that are legitimate to Europe, it is easier to get a visa, state in the proposal. The procedures will be accelerated and there will be more types of visa. That should tourism and trade to give a boost to. However, it is proposed to increase from 60 to 80 euros, in part to the costs of the enhanced veligheidsscreenings to cover.

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