Media reactions

2009

April

The Washington Times
30 April 2009
Milliyet
29 April 2009
Samanyolu Haber
29 April 2009
Hürriyet DN
28 April 2009
Süddeutsche Zeitung
24 April 2009
Die Zeit
23 April 2009
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
23 April 2009
Newsweek Türkiye
("The EU's visa absurdities. EU road seems difficult for Southeast Europeans queuing for membership despite 'facilitations'")
12 April 2009

March

EuropeanVoice.com
26 March 2009
Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina
("There is hope that the situation with regard to visa restrictions will change for Western Balkan countries")
24 March 2009
Vecer
("European Stability Initiative: Obtaining a Schengen visa is a time-consuming, expensive and stressful procedure")
24 March 2009
Kanal 5
("Obtaining a Schengen visa is a time-consuming, expensive and stressful procedure")
23 March 2009
NTV Montena
News show "Info Blic"
22 March 2009
ONASA/BETA
("Also availabe in English: ESI: There is hope for visa liberalisation for the Western Balkan countries")
22 March 2009
Radio 202
("ESI: Progress in the visa liberalisation process")
22 March 2009
Euractiv.com.tr
("Another visa story from the EU: The EU is not a Belgian company!")
21 March 2009
Radio Netherlands
17 March 2009

February

Tygodnik Powszechny
24 February 2009
Svenska Dagbladet
17 February 2009
The Independent
17 February 2009
Der Westen
16 February 2009
Der Standard
13 February 2009

January

Radio Evropa e Lirë
19 January 2009
Vijesti
("Information should be shared")
5 January 2009
21. Yüzyil Türkiye Dergisi
Vol. 8
1 January 2009
2008

December

Neue Zürcher Zeitung
("Macedonia hopes for more freedom of travel")
24 December 2008
Die Zeit
("The other side of the Schengen Wall")
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
21 December 2008
Falter
("Europe is afraid of us barbarians")
Interview with Slavenka Drakulic
21 December 2008
The Economist
Audio slide show
20 December 2008
Focus Information Agency
14 December 2008
Radio Slobodna Evropa
12 December 2008
Deutsche Welle Radio
Interview with Verena Knaus
6 December 2008