The US abolished visas for the Polish on Friday, President Donald Trump announced, with only four other EU member states, including Croatia, remaining in visa regime with the US.
Trump announced last month that he expects a visa to be lifted for Poland in the next few weeks, meaning that its citizens will not need a visa to travel to the US for up to 90 days, whether business or tourist.
Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus are the only remaining EU member states that do not enjoy the principle of reciprocity between the EU and the US and their nationals are unequal to nationals of other EU member states.
Brussels has tried to influence the resolution of the problem faster in order for these countries to enter the WWP, but they must first meet the basic requirement and reduce the percentage of rejected visa applications to less than three percent. Although this percentage is falling for Croatia, in 2017 it was still 5.1 percent.