VISA WAR WAGING?
EU Parliament Seeks To Limit US tourists' Travel
In Possible Response To Trump Policies
The EUís parliament move came after the legislature slammed Trumpís executive order banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Published March 02, 2017 FoxNews.com
In possible response to Trump, EU parliament calls to end visa-free travel for US citizens
In what has been called a ďvisa war,Ē the European Unionís parliament on Thursday called on the bloc to force American tourists visiting Europe to first obtain visas because the U.S. excludes five EU countries from its no-visa policy.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the request is unlikely to change policy, but reflects ďhostility among some European politicians to the Trump administration.Ē
The report said Parliamentís vote came six weeks into Trumpís presidency and after the legislature publicly slammed Trumpís executive order banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.
U.S. citizens can travel to all EU countries without visas but the U.S. hasnít granted visa-free travel to citizens of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania.
The legislature urged the European Commission to act within two months. The Commission was legally bound to propose by last April that visas be reintroduced for U.S. citizens for 12 months but the 28-nation blocís member countries preferred to take no action.
The Commission has cautioned that suspending the visa waiver for Americans would also hurt trade, tourism and the European economy.
Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European home-affairs commissioner, traveled to Washington last month to talk about the issue. He wrote to The Journal: ďAs you know, our approach brought results with Canada. We will continue our engagement with the United States on this matter as well our broader cooperation on migration and security.Ē
He was referring to Canadaís decision to lift all remaining visa requirements for EU citizens by the end of the year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
Ed Note: That bunch in Brussels haven't in 70 years learned a thing except to be belligerent. The UK was wise to approve BREXIT. France, then Germany will follow. The EU is a waste.
As a result, the mouthy little pinheads making all the dictatorial noises will be gobbled up by Putin. This time however, the USA and its LOYAL Allies will not expend their combined treasure and youth fighting for them. They'll never learn. Hitler taught them nothing.