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EU leaders reach agreement on migration after late-night summit

EU leaders take part in a European Union summit in Brussels, June 28, 2018. WVNTR – (EuroNews) – European Union leaders have reached an agreement on migration after almost nine hours of talks in Brussels over the sensitive issue threatening their union and zone of free travel, as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government. […]

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IOM’s Director General Praises Spain for Bringing 600+ Migrants to Safety

The Aquarius picked up nearly 630 migrants, including over 120 unaccompanied children and seven pregnant women on Saturday (09/06).  Photo: Getty WVNTR – IOM, the UN Migration Agency praises Spain’s action bringing over six hundred migrants stranded on Mediterranean rescue ships to safety. “I’m glad Spain has stepped forward to defuse this crisis, but I […]

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European Tourism Signals Another Positive Year in the Light of the EU-China Tourism Year

WVN – According to the European Travel Commission‘s latest report, “European Tourism – Trends & Prospects“, all reporting destinations saw growth in tourist arrivals during the first months of 2018. Tourism growth is supported by the solid demand from intra-European and emerging source markets and a resilient global economy. Prospects remain positive and travel growth […]

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EU delegation to visit Turkey mid-May over visa waiver European Commission to convey views on seven outstanding criteria out of 72 demanded from Ankara

WVN – (Anadolu Agency) – A delegation from the EU will visit Turkey in mid-May to discuss a visa-free deal and the issue of refugees, according to EU sources on Monday. A working plan for Turkish citizens to travel to Schengen countries visa-free, submitted by Turkey to Brussels in February, is currently being examined, said […]

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Brexit – Britons may be forced to pay €7 for European visa

WVN – EU ambassadors confirmed an agreement reached between the Council Presidency and the European Parliament representatives on the proposal for a European travel information and authorisation system (ETIAS). Today’s agreement is another important step in protecting the EU’s external borders. By knowing who is coming to the EU before they even arrive at the […]

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EU Launches European Capital of Smart Tourism Competition

WVN – On the initiative of the European Parliament, today the European Commission launches the European Capital of Smart Tourism to recognise outstanding achievements in smart, innovative, sustainable and inclusive tourism by European cities. The initiative aims to promote the smart tourism offer and showcase innovative, inclusive, culturally diverse and sustainable practices to tourism development […]

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EU presses tough migration stance with more Turkey money, stricter visa rules

WVN – (Reuters) – The European Union on Wednesday said it would chip in another three billion euros ($3.7 billion) for Syrian refugees in Turkey, and restrict travel for countries refusing to take back their citizens who fail to obtain asylum in Europe. The latest measures to curb immigration from the Middle East and Africa, […]

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