EU representatives to discuss Canadian visa

In related news, EU representatives will discuss the issue of Canadian visas on Monday, with an EC source telling journalists that the commission expected EU countries would voice “strong solidarity” with the Czech Republic, the Czech news agency ČTK reported. Both Foreign Minister Jan Kohout and EU Affairs Minister Štefan Fuele will represent the Czech Republic at that meeting. The Czechs want to ask the European Commission and EU member states for support to persuade Canada to lift visa requirements. Canada reintroduced visas for Czechs after almost two years of visa-free relations. The Czech Republic responded to Canada’s decision by introducing visa requirements for Canadian diplomats.

Author: Jan Velinger