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Norman Bernstein
03-18-2017, 10:08 AM
Nice going, Trump.... half a million Americans now will need to get a visa to travel to Europe this summer.


The European Union parliament voted Thursday to restrict United States visa-free access to Europe in response to the U.S. visa policy toward five E.U. member states.

The parliament recommended the limits on U.S. visas be adapted quickly after the parliament successfully voted for the non-binding resolution by hand, reportedly in retaliation for the U.S. denial of visa-free access to nationals of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania. The parliament called on the E.U. executive body to enact the travel measures "within two months (http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20170227IPR64156/parliament-asks-eu-commission-to-press-for-full-us-eu-visa-reciprocity)," likely affecting the travel plans of over half a million U.S. citizens (https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/about/press/2016/terrorism-takes-toll-on-summer-travel-plans.htm)who travel to Europe every summer.

Since at least 2014, the E.U. has demanded that the U.S. adopt a unified visa-waiver policy to all its member states and the parliament was originally scheduled to take action last year on the matter. The E.U. Commission was "legally obliged" to introduce visa requirements for U.S. citizens based on its policy of reciprocity with foreign governments. If Washington does not open its borders to the five Eastern European nations and Cyprus, the E.U. said it would suspend the waiver on U.S. visas for 12 months.

Gerarddm
03-18-2017, 10:11 AM
What do they have against the Poles and the Cypriots?

Rich Jones
03-18-2017, 10:14 AM
Trump and his minions don't care. Unless you can trace your American born heritage back at least three generations, you're a foreigner here and don't have the rights of 'real Americans'.

Chris Coose
03-18-2017, 10:20 AM
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17353639_1751635971514040_8396805053412777395_n.jp g?oh=1e22b3032d3957fb867eb5821e2b8ef4&oe=5967464F

Bluefin2
03-18-2017, 10:25 AM
'the E.U. has demanded that the U.S. adopt a unified visa-waiver policy to all its member states'

So it's all or none huh? Given what's going on in the world I think we've chosen the more prudent route.

Norman Bernstein
03-18-2017, 10:27 AM
'the E.U. has demanded that the U.S. adopt a unified visa-waiver policy to all its member states'

So it's all or none huh? Given what's going on in the world I think we've chosen the more prudent route.


Yeah, since we're flooded with Islamic terrorists from Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania., right?

delecta
03-18-2017, 10:35 AM
"payback" exactly, childish at best.

David G
03-18-2017, 11:15 AM
"payback" exactly, childish at best.

Your ignorance concerning the world of diplomacy is glaring thru. What was childish, and inept, and self-defeating came BEFORE the E.U.'s response. At least they didn't impose a TravelBan, eh?

Amateurs. The D.Tramp administration is filled with amateurs. And it's gonna cost us: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?221012-Diplomacy

Lew Barrett
03-18-2017, 11:20 AM
One hundred and forty four thousand will be saved. The rest can go to hell.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
03-18-2017, 12:15 PM
You going to collect the beemer?
Got the visa application in?