Citizens from all other EU candidate countries, except Turkey, can travel up to three-months without a visa in the EU (Photo: sleepymyf)
In its first annual report on the Schengen agreement, also released Wednesday, the Commission says around 75 percent of the crossings occurred at the Greek-Turkish border. Most were Afghan and Pakistani nationals.
Many then transit through the Western Balkans or travel directly through Greece and onto Italy, says the EU’s Warsaw-based border control agency Frontex. (weiter auf euobserver.com)