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Belarus and the EU signed an agreement on visa facilitation, 35 euros for "Schengen”

Belarus and the European Union signed an agreement on visa facilitation and a readmission agreement. The reduced price of "Schengen" for Belarus will begin to operate, presumably, in June, reports

Minsk and Brussels have been negotiating visa facilitation and readmission agreements for more than five years. The first agreement simplifies the procedure for obtaining a Schengen visa, the second is important for migrants from other countries and law enforcement agencies.

After more than five years, on January 8, 2020, a signing ceremony was held in Brussels. On the Belarusian side, the documents were signed by foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, on the EU side — Deputy Prime Minister-Minister of internal Affairs of the Republic of Croatia Davor Bojinovic (on behalf of the Croatian presidency of the European Council) and European Commissioner for internal Affairs Ilva Johansson.

We also recall that from February 2, the new Visa code will come into force in the European Union, according to which the price for "Schengen" will rise to 80 euros. It turns out that Belarusians will pay 80 euros only for a few months, and then the visa will fall in price to 35 euros.