The Slovenia Times

Fajon favours suspension of Russia visa regime over ban


Prague - EU foreign ministers gathered in Prague on Tuesday to try and reach a political consensus on the bloc's visa policy with Russia. Slovenia's Tanja Fajon said the country would honour any agreement that is reached, but she is personally more in favour of a suspension of the existing EU visa agreement with Russia.

"I'm reserved about a ban on the issuance of tourist visas because it could harm citizens who want to flee the Russian regime," she told the press on arrival at the informal meeting.

She said, however, that she was "more flexible" about the suspension of the existing agreement on the simplification of visa issuance.

Fajon has proposed this to the government, which has not yet taken a position on visa policy on Russia.


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