What could European suspension of visa-free travel for Albania mean for Georgia?

The Dutch government has decided to request the European Commission to suspend visa-free movement for Albanians, who enjoyed this since 2010. The decision comes after a group of four Dutch MPs submitted a motion to temporarily cancel visa-free traveling for Albanian nationals in the Schengen Zone, which was backed by the Dutch Parliament. Can this decision of the Dutch government influence Georgia’s visa free travel to the Schengen Zone and the challenges it faces?

Read my comment on the matter at the Georgian Institute of Politics. (also available in Georgian, and republished at the Liberali website).

My contribution to an Expert Comment Paper on this can be found here. (which has been republished on Civil.ge)

 

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