AGENDA/16/1509  21-04-2016 - Wednesday 4 May (*): Commission presents its third visa liberalisation progress report for Turkey 
European Commission - European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The Commission will present its third visa liberalisation progress report for Turkey on 4 May (*). If Turkey takes the necessary measures to fulfil the remaining benchmarks, the report will be accompanied by a legislative proposal for transferring Turkey to the visa-free list.
IP/16/1627  04-05-2016 - Back to Schengen: Commission takes next steps towards lifting of temporary internal border controls 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 May 2016 Back to Schengen: Commission takes next steps towards lifting of temporary internal border controls The Commission has today proposed a Recommendation, to be decided upon by the Council, to prolong proportionate controls at certain internal Schengen borders, namely in Germany, Austria,...
IP/16/1626  04-05-2016 - European Commission proposes visa-free travel for the people of Kosovo 
European Commission - - Press release European Commission Brussels, 4 May 2016 European Commission proposes visa-free travel for the people of Kosovo The European Commission is today proposing to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to lift the visa requirements for the people of Kosovo by transferring Kosovo to...
IP/16/1622  04-05-2016 - European Commission opens way for decision by June on visa-free travel for citizens of Turkey 
European Commission - - Press release European Commission Brussels, 4 May 2016 European Commission opens way for decision by June on visa-free travel for citizens of Turkey The European Commission is today proposing to the European Parliament and Council of the European Union to lift the visa requirements for the citizens of Turkey,...
IP/16/1620  04-05-2016 - Towards a sustainable and fair Common European Asylum System 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 May 2016 Towards a sustainable and fair Common European Asylum System Today the European Commission is presenting proposals to reform the Common European Asylum System by creating a fairer, more efficient and more sustainable system for allocating asylum applications among Member States.
MEMO/16/1664  04-05-2016 - Implementing the EU-Turkey Agreement – Questions and Answers 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 4 May 2016 Implementing the EU-Turkey Agreement – Questions and Answers On 18 March 2016, EU Heads of State or Government and Turkey agreed to end the irregular migration from Turkey to the EU and replace it instead with legal channels of resettlement of...
MEMO/16/1628  04-05-2016 - Questions & Answers: A coordinated EU approach for temporary internal border controls 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 4 May 2016 What has the Commission proposed today? The Commission has today proposed to allow those Member States currently carrying out internal border controls related to migration, namely Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark and the associated country Norway, to continue doing so for a...
MEMO/16/1625  04-05-2016 - Questions & Answers: Third Report on Progress by Turkey in fulfilling the requirements of its Visa Liberalisation Roadmap 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 4 May 2016 Questions & Answers: Third Report on Progress by Turkey in fulfilling the requirements of its Visa Liberalisation Roadmap What is the Visa Liberalisation Dialogue with Turkey? The EU launched the Visa Liberalisation Dialogue with Turkey on 16 December 2013, in parallel...
MEMO/16/1621  04-05-2016 - Questions & Answers: Reforming the Common European Asylum System 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 4 May 2016 Reforming the Dublin system What is the Dublin Regulation? The Dublin Regulation establishes which EU Member State is responsible for the examination of an asylum application.
SPEECH/16/1667  04-05-2016 - Remarks by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos at the Readout of the College Meeting of 4 May 2016 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 4 May 2016 First Vice-President Frans Timmermans: Let me start by explaining where we are on visa liberalisation for Turkey. First, I want to recall that visa liberalisation is part of the European Council's EU-Turkey Statement of the 18th of March.