Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Albania Didn’t Abolish Visa Regime for Macedonians

Tirana/Skopje. The Albanian government didn’t abolish the visa regime for Macedonian citizens, Macedonian newspaper Vecer reads.
About a month ago Tirana announced that all tourists from the neighboring countries will be able to enter the country during the summer without visas, which cost EUR 5 if purchased from the Albanian Embassy in Skopje and EUR 10 at the border crossings.
During his visit to Skopje last October Albania’s Prime Minister Sali Berisha promised he will start procedures on abolishing the visa regime for Macedonian citizens but this did not happen.
Even though the tourist lobby tried to exert pressure over PM Berisha he didn’t manage to convince his ministers of the necessity of such a step because Macedonia has not eased its visa regime either.

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