EU Policies on Visa-Free Travel for the Western Balkans
ESI Background Paper: The White List Project. EU Policies on Visa-Free Travel for the Western Balkans (1 November 2008)
- Neue Zürcher Zeitung, “Mazedonien hofft auf mehr Reisefreiheit” (24 December 2008)
- Die Zeit, Stefan Apfl: “Die andere Seite des Schengenzauns” (21 December 2008). Stefan Apfl also interviewed citizens of Balkan and East European countries about their personal experiences with the current visa regime. Read more at www.falter.at. Interview with Slavenka Drakulic: “Europa hat Angst vor uns Barbaren”
- Video-interview with ESI Senior Analyst Alexandra Stiglmayer: “Making it to the White List” (10 December 2008)
Studies and reports:
- ESI UPDATE 10 December 2008: First assessment of progress on the visa roadmaps / Excerpts from the Commission assessments
- Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Seeking the Virtuous Circle: Migration and Development in South Eastern Europe. In: Development and Transition, A newsletter published by UNDP and the London School of Economics, Issue 2, November 2005, pp. 7-11. The article is based on a study done for UNDP.
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Crime and its Impact on the Balkans, May 2008.
- Group 484, Towards White Schengen List, Serbia Progress Report on Visa Liberalisation Process, Belgrade, December 2008.
- Center for Research and Policymaking (CRPM), Macedonian Progress with regard to the Benchmarks set in the Roadmap on Visa Liberalisation, October 2008.
- European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) project: Does it really matter? Visa facilitation in the Western Balkans – Monitoring of the new agreements.
- Institute of International Politics and Economics, European Movement in Serbia, Group 484, Visa Policy and the Western Balkans, Belgrade 2006.
EU documents :
- Draft assessments by the European Commission of the implementation of the visa liberalisation roadmaps by Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia (24 November 2008).
- Visa liberalisation roadmaps
- Agreements between the European Community and Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia on the facilitation of the issuance of visas (in force since 1 January 2008).
- Agreements between the European Community and Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation (in force since 1 January 2008 except for the Albanian agreement, which entered into force on 1 May 2006).
- Council of the European Union, Statistical information on Schengen visa applications, approvals and denials: