European Parliament to vote on visa liberalization for Ukraine on April 5

03 March, 2017, 00:27 | Author: Ora Austin
  • Voting session

Under these rules, "if a third country does not lift its visa requirements within 24 months of being notified of non-reciprocity, the EU Commission must adopt a delegated act. suspending the visa waiver for its nationals for 12 months", the statement said.

The European Parliament, "by a show of hands, [on Wednesday] urged the Commission to adopt restrictive measures against USA citizens 'within two months, '" reports Reuters.

The EU Commission gave a two-year deadline to countries back in 2014 to ensure the same visa waiver rights for its citizens that Europe offered in return. Parliament argues that as a result the Commission has been "legally obliged" to take measures.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Mourinho: "If you want to Win You Get Jose"
Having narrowed the gap on the top four, Mourinho will be confident of securing a Champions League place at the end of the season. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice, including a last-gasp header to hand Jose Mourinho his first major trophy as Red Devils boss.

The spat comes at a time when the European Union is keeping a wary eye on new US President Donald Trump who has attacked the EU, welcomed Brexit and imposed an immigrant ban on seven mainly Muslim countries which was later overturned by a court.

MEPs agreed on Thursday in Brussels that the European Union is now "legally obliged" to suspend the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) with the USA for a year after Washington did not meet a visa reciprocity deadline, the Telegraph reported.

The parliament recalled that a notification of non-reciprocity was sent to the U.S. on April 12, 2014, meaning that the Commission should have acted to block visa free access to United States nationals by April 12, 2016. The four other countries the EU Commission notified in April 2014 are Australia, Brunei, Canada, and Japan-three of these four have already lifted visa requirements since then while Canada has announced [press release] its intention to do so by the end of the year.

Recommended:

  • West Ashley Church offers Ash Wednesday

    West Ashley Church offers Ash Wednesday "drive-thru" service

    According to the ancient Roman tradition, Pope Francis will chair the penitent religious service, the SITA newswire wrote. So why does Lent begin on Ash Wednesday? This year, the Carnival season was quite long, lasting for nearly two months.
    Lego's Next Fan-Designed Set Celebrates the Women of NASA

    Lego's Next Fan-Designed Set Celebrates the Women of NASA

    Sally Ride was a physicist and astronaut who became the first American woman in space in 1983. Once or twice per year, LEGO turns to its design-driven fans to suggest sets for production.
    US Says Russia 'Accidentally' Bombed American-Backed Syrian Troops

    US Says Russia 'Accidentally' Bombed American-Backed Syrian Troops

    Earlier Wednesday, a United States commander accused Russian and Syrian jets of bombing US-backed fighters in Syria. US forces were in the area - about three miles away - when the airstrikes took place, though no Americans were hit.
  • Amitabh is 'Angrier than Ever' in

    Amitabh is 'Angrier than Ever' in "Sarkar 3" poster

    "Sarkar 3" is the third installment of the "Sarkar" franchise. 'Of course, there will be references to 'Sarkar Raj ' in the film. The filmmaker and Big B have come together for the third part of " Sarkar " which releases on April 7.
    Google gets serious about gaming with playable ads and Play Store updates

    Google gets serious about gaming with playable ads and Play Store updates

    Last but certainly not least, Google will be hosting themed editorials which will be putting all sorts of apps into the spotlight. This will push less popular apps that are getting a lot of use by dedicated fans further up in popularity and rankings.
    New Trump travel ban removes Iraq from list

    New Trump travel ban removes Iraq from list

    President Trump will not sign a new travel ban until later in the week, a senior administration official told Fox News. They're now waiting to see how the situation plays out, he said.
  • High-speed chase ends in airborne crash

    High-speed chase ends in airborne crash

    It started off with a routine traffic stop, until the driver was asked out of the truck for questioning. Law enforcement told KSLA that the Toyota Tacoma driven by Austin was stolen. "He was moving.
    Home loss to SA galvanised Australia, says Warner

    Home loss to SA galvanised Australia, says Warner

    Local media has alleged that Pune curator Pandurang Salgaonkar was forced to kowtow to BCCI chief curator Daljit Singh. We- 're proud of where we've come but now we've got three more Tests to go.
    Francois Fillon suffers more blows in presidential bid

    Francois Fillon suffers more blows in presidential bid

    He denounced the probe as a "political assassination " and said: "I will not give up, I will not surrender, I will not withdraw". Last week a formal judicial investigation was opened into suspected "misuse of public money" surrounding the allegations.
  • President Trump Speaks aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford

    President Trump Speaks aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford

    President Donald Trump plans to trumpet his plans for an American military buildup Thursday from the deck of an aircraft carrier. Trump said he meant to bring the Navy to it's largest ever size.
    Saudi King Salman visits Indonesia with 460 tonnes of luggage

    Saudi King Salman visits Indonesia with 460 tonnes of luggage

    With a total weight of 450 tons, his cargo includes two units of Mercedes-Benz S600 and two electric lifts. Indonesia is King Salman's second destination before traveling to Japan, China, the Maldives and Jordan.
    Washington Redskins Place Franchise Tag on Kirk Cousins

    Washington Redskins Place Franchise Tag on Kirk Cousins

    Ian Rapoport is reporting Washington has no intention of trading Cousins and that is a huge mistake. Still, it seems surprising that the Redskins would use their exclusive franchise tag on Cousins.


Popular

At least 5 people injured in Charlotte Maxeke roof collapse
Motsoaledi says the contractor who was hired for maintenance will be held accountable for the collapse. The five sustained minor tissue injuries, amongst them, two patients, two workers and one staff member.

Snapchat's $24 Billion IPO Arrives, The Biggest Tech Debut Since Alibaba
The app added 36 million daily active users in the first half of past year - but just 15 million in the second half, says Sky. Even at his price target, he said it would trade at a "lofty" 11 times enterprise value to sales valuation multiple.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick 'ashamed' after video shows him yelling at driver
In the dashcam video obtained by Bloomberg News , Kalanick and Kamel are seen discussing Uber's business model. Singhal denied the allegation and said he left Google a year ago for his own reasons.

The Next Chapter for 'Pokemon GO' Will Be Wearables Like Glasses
The fans can catch a new Pikachu and Niantic is already planning another huge " Pokemon GO " event. However, the Niantic chief insisted that Pokemon Go still sees a high number of daily users.

'Dancing with the Stars' cast includes Simone Biles, Mr
The new cast was announced Wednesday morning on " Good Morning America ", and as always, there were some big surprises. Val Chmerkovskiy who won the competition twice will be paired with Normani Kordei of Fifth Harmony .