admin1 – March 20, 2006 – 11:34am

Macedonia is not an immigration risk for the countries of the European Union, yet Macedonian citizens are exposed to humiliating and undignified treatment in the embassies of the European countries. This will be one of the arguments of the Macedonian experts, who on 28 March will begin the talks on liberalization of the visa regime with experts of the European Commission. The liberalization of the visa regime will first pertain to a certain category of citizens, starting from students, scholars, businessmen, athletes, and long-haul truck drivers, who are supposed to receive cost-free visas in facilitated procedures and for longer stay.

The Macedonian experts will also mention the new passports, which will start to be issued in November; the preparation of the visa center; the readmission agreements; and border security.