Three days processing of visa-applications is history. “Always apply at least 15 days prior to scheduled departure. Our processing time is 10 days,” says Marit Egholm Jacobsen, head of the visa section at Norway’s Consulate General in Murmansk.
The agreement and implementation of the programmes for cross-border cooperation between EU’s northern member states and Russia’s north western regions will be on the agenda when President Dmitri Medvedev today meets the EU leadership in Stockholm.
Italy is ready to bring the question of visa-free travel between the EU and Russia up for a vote in the Union, the country’s Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said today. With the new Lisabon Treaty in place, that vote could result in visa free travelling already in 2010.
Are you curious about the Norwegian-Russian borderland? BarentsObserver now launches its BorderZone project, a web portal with comprehensive news, contact data and practical information from the two neighboring municipalities of Sør-Varanger and Pechenga.
Russia and EU agree that a roadmap on the introduction of visa-free travel will be elaborated, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Spanish counterpart said after their meeting in Moscow yesterday.