How ETIAS will help in the fight against terrorism in Europe

In the EU’s Special Committee on Terrorism in January of this year, Commissioner Avramopoulos spoke to those attending about the benefits that ETIAS will offer to counteracting terrorism in Europe. Various initiatives were proposed in 2016 following a string of attacks on European soil which h... READ MORE

ETIAS for Europe and its impact on human rights

A study has been carried out by the European Parliament’s Policy Department to deduce whether ETIAS, the newly proposed European Travel Information and Authorisation System infringes in any way human rights, basic fundamental rights or data protection laws. The ETIAS proposal, set forth... READ MORE

Croatia closer to joining the Schengen after Brussels meeting

Croatia has received strong support from the European Union (EU) for its plan to become a member of the Schengen Area. The Croatian Minister of the Interior, Davor Bozinovic, met with the EU Citizenship Commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos in Brussels to discuss Croatia’s progress in meeting the... READ MORE

Schengen Visa Fees to Increase by 2020

All foreign citizens traveling to one of the 26 Schengen passport-free zone countries are required to obtain a Schengen visa to visit each individual country in the area, unless they come from one of the Schengen visa-exempt countries. Visa exempt nationals are currently able to visit the Schenge... READ MORE