23 April 2013

The Steering Committee of EU-Russia Civil Society Forum on the basis of the work done by academic and NGO members of the Expert Visa Group, established by the Steering Committee, compiled a policy brief geared towards recommendations on the process of facilitation and liberalisation of the visa regime between the European Union and the Russian Federation in order to provided civil society’s expertise and views to the EU and Russia policy-makers. This document has been adopted by the Steering Committee of EU-Russia Civil Society Forum. 

Yesterday the visa brief was sent to the High Representative of the Council the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Council Herman van Rompuy, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov. 

The policy brief was presented today at the press conference in Moscow. 

Download a visa policy brief