EU ministers not in a hurry to ease visa rules for Turkey

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German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, Slovenian Interior Minister Vesna Gyorkos Znidar and Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner at the start of the Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 10 March 2016. 

EU ministers not in a hurry to ease visa rules for Turkey


European Union interior ministers showed no eagerness on Thursday to thoroughly discuss the practical details of lifting the visa obligation for Turkish citizens, a key element of the last minute deal with Ankara that EU leaders approved in principle at the extraordinary summit last Monday.

The 28 EU leaders have given themselves until the next week’s summit, on 17-18 March, to fine-tune the details of an agreement that has stirred resistance in some countries, not least due to concerns ove...


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