The EU raised the issue of abolishing the visa-free regime for citizens of Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine and the states of the Western Balkans.
Some EU countries are unhappy with violations of the rules of visa-free travel by these countries. Their citizens exceed the terms of a possible stay in the European Union and submit applications for asylum, which are not substantiated in any way. The document was released during the visit of Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, to the countries of the Western Balkans on 27 September.
It indicates the main claims of the EU member states. For example, Germany, Italy and France are disappointed with the frequent abuse of visa-free travel by citizens of Moldova, Albania, Ukraine, Serbia. Germany also separately mentioned Moldova: from June to August 2019 and from June to August this year, the increase in refusals to readmission of persons was 429%.
France complains about problems due to the citizens of Albania, Georgia and Serbia. The Czech Republic is unhappy with the citizens of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia. Belgium has claims against Moldova. And the number of applications for asylum in the EU for Georgian citizens has increased by more than 50% in the last three months alone.