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EU, US to boost efforts to end visa row

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The United States and the European Union are pledging to boost efforts to end a row that has sparked calls for the to suspend visa-free travel in for US citizens.

The says that under their visa-waiver agreement must permit citizens from all 28 member countries to travel in the United States without visas.



But refuses to do so for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania until they meet the requirements of US

In Malta today, and US security officials said they "intend to step up efforts to improve security cooperation with a view to assisting (the five) in advancing more rapidly toward the fulfilment of the requirements" for a visa-waiver.

They agreed to hold regular technical talks to monitor progress.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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EU, US to boost efforts to end visa row

The United States and the European Union are pledging to boost efforts to end a row that has sparked calls for the EU to suspend visa-free travel in Europe for US citizens. The EU says that under their visa-waiver agreement Washington must permit citizens from all 28 member countries to travel in the United States without visas. But Washington refuses to do so for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania until they meet the requirements of US law. In Malta today, EU and US security officials said they "intend to step up efforts to improve security cooperation with a view to assisting (the five) in advancing more rapidly toward the fulfilment of the requirements" for a visa-waiver. They agreed to hold regular technical talks to monitor progress. The United States and the European Union are pledging to boost efforts to end a row that has sparked calls for the to suspend visa-free travel in for US citizens.

The says that under their visa-waiver agreement must permit citizens from all 28 member countries to travel in the United States without visas.

But refuses to do so for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania until they meet the requirements of US

In Malta today, and US security officials said they "intend to step up efforts to improve security cooperation with a view to assisting (the five) in advancing more rapidly toward the fulfilment of the requirements" for a visa-waiver.

They agreed to hold regular technical talks to monitor progress.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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EU, US to boost efforts to end visa row

The United States and the European Union are pledging to boost efforts to end a row that has sparked calls for the to suspend visa-free travel in for US citizens.

The says that under their visa-waiver agreement must permit citizens from all 28 member countries to travel in the United States without visas.

But refuses to do so for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania until they meet the requirements of US

In Malta today, and US security officials said they "intend to step up efforts to improve security cooperation with a view to assisting (the five) in advancing more rapidly toward the fulfilment of the requirements" for a visa-waiver.

They agreed to hold regular technical talks to monitor progress.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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