127 MILLION more people from countries including Turkey and Ukraine could come into Europe visa-free under plans being pushed by EU
– DailyMail UK
“Plans to extend visa-free travel to Europe to 127 million people from Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo are set to be signed off by officials this week.
Under the proposals expected to be confirmed by the European Commission, tourists from the countries will be able to move freely within the 26-member Schengen zone for up to three months.
However, they would still require a visa to enter Britain.
There are fears the tourists’ ranks could be swelled by an estimated 400,000 Kurds from southeast Turkey displaced by a government clampdown. Some have predicted a sharp increase in asylum applications.
Turkey, which has a population of 75 million, has been included as part of a deal brokered by Germany for cooperation in controlling the flow of migrants to Europe.
The plans will be put to European leaders at a Brussels summit in the aftermath of the crucial June 23 referendum on Britain’s membership.
Turkey has not yet fully complied with an agreement to introduce more than 70 pieces of legislation to qualify for the waiver scheme.
The measures mostly relate to human rights and media freedoms.
But the commission is expected to endorse the plan on Wednesday, adding Turkey and Kosovo to Ukraine and Georgia.”
…continue reading @ DailyMail UK
Schengen: Controversial EU free movement deal explained
“The Schengen Agreement abolished many of the EU’s internal borders, enabling passport-free movement across most of the bloc.
It take its name from the town of Schengen in Luxembourg, where the agreement was signed in 1985. It took effect in 1995.”
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Trump Interview on CNN
– CNN | Youtube
– Note: At 3:23 Trump is asked about the proposed Muslim ban on entry to the US.
The US has a visa free agreement with visitors for Europe, that should work out with 127 million unvetted potential visitors to the United States. /CJ