Representation preparing to issue Schengen visas

In general representative of Poland in Grodno on 30 percent prepared to issue Schengen visas.
According to Consul General Andrzej Krentovsky preparation must end by November 1:
"We have received such an order, so that all the visas will be issued in This year, term actions have until January 1, 2008. To enter the Schengen agreement without any "baggage", that was not later claims by EU states, as a joint commitment all states . "
According to EU legislation, may be Convention on free border crossing for cross-border zone inhabitants — May 20 kilometers from the border, or even 50.
Andrzej Krentovsky notes that this may relate to the inhabitants and 2-great cities — Brest and Grodno.
At a meeting on Schengen visas, held at the German Embassy in Minsk, Krentovsky asked about it — he was told that such a possibility indeed exists, but must take care of this and Belarusian side.
Schengen countries issue so called national visas on his own responsibility — up to 10% of the total population. Poles are also able to issue them — people of Polish origin, as those who get a job or internship in Poland, the Polish representative noted.
At a press conference, left to right: Sophia Shmyd consuls and Marek Malyuhnik Consul General Andrzej Krentovsky and his deputy Janusz Dabrowski

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