The Commission proposed today to allow visa-free travel to the Schengen area for Moldovan citizens holding a biometric passport.
This proposal builds on the successful implementation by the Republic of Moldova of its Visa Liberalisation Action Plan (VLAP). In an assessment of the country's overall efforts, the Commission concluded that it meets all the benchmarks set in the VLAP.
Agreements between the EU and a non-EU country that facilitate the issuance by an EU State of authorisations to the citizens of that non-EU country for transiting through or an intended stay in the territory of EU States of a duration of no more than three months in any six-month period from the date of first entry into the territory of the EU States.
International agreement that addresses procedures, on a reciprocal basis, for one State to return non-nationals in an irregular situation to their home State or a State through which they have transited.
Provide the overall framework for managing various forms of legal movement between the EU and non-EU countries. Such partnerships are agreed with those non-EU countries committed to fighting illegal immigration and that have effective mechanisms for readmission.