Yu.Paletskis — for a cheap visas for Belarusians

The European Parliament passes collecting signatures for the fact that Schengen visas for Belarusians were cheaper. Now Belarusian citizens have to pay for a visa to the Schengen area of 60 euros, which represents almost a third of the average monthly wage in Belarus.
The collection of signatures Lithuanian deputy initiated Justas Paleckis, joined by party colleagues — the Social Democrats in Austria and Poland.
In a statement, the European Commission call to start negotiations with the Belarusian authorities "on visa facilitation and liberalization of visa issuance Belarusian citizens, since it can assist the achievement of the main objectives of the EU policy against Belarus — facilitate and strengthen personal ties between people and democratize Belarus. "
According to the initiators collecting signatures, this is the only way to avoid insulation reinforcement people of Belarus.
In order that the written statement was the beginning of the debate in the European Parliament, it is necessary to collect more than 393 MPs’ signatures.
Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Oskaras Jusys said in an interview to Lithuanian news agency ELTA, that Lithuania and adjacent countries sought to assure the representatives of States — of old EU members that the price of 60 euros for visas to Belarusians are very high, but most in Council of Europe they are not supported.
Tags: European Union, visas, Schengen

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