According to the European Commission there is still no progress in talks with the United States over the abolishment of visas for citizens of five European Union member countries, including Croatia.
''Despite intensified contacts at the political and tehnical level, the signs of progress in terms of abolishing US visa for our citizens are not comparable with those in the relationship with Canada. Upon the establishment of the new US government the EU Commission will intensify its efforts in reaching the full reciprocity of visa abolishment in coordination with the five EU member countries concerned with this matter (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania)'', said the EU Commission.
From the EU Commission also added that the next meeting of ministers and senior officials of the Justice and Home Affairs of the EU and the US which was set for the first half of 2017 would also be an opportunity for talks with the new US government on further steps for achieving this goal.
''This issue will continue to be high on our list of priorities in relations with the new US government and we will continue to emphasize the importance of achieving full visa reciprocity with the US for all EU citizens'', concluded Dimitris Avramopoulos, the EU Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs.