Visa policy of the Schengen Area
An amendment facilitating investments by foreign entrepreneurs from non-EU countries was tabled in parliament on Tuesday.
The amendment is attached to the foreign ministry's draft law entitled "Regulations for the UK's withdrawal from the European Union" and introduces a new type of entry visa, the Airport Transit Visa (ATV).
The European Parliament and the European Council have informally agreed on new rules for issuing short-stay visas to nationals of more than 100 non-EU countries traveling to the EU.
At an official ceremony in Bucharest on occasion of the start of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani voiced hopes that Bulgaria and Romania would join the Schengen Area during the Romanian EU Presidency, reported the Bulgarian National Radio.
An EU official on Nov. 28 said that Turkey is close to completing all criteria for visa-free travel of citizens.