EU Law Analysis: Revising EU visa policy

Professor Steve Peers Back in 2014, the Commission proposed a revamp of EU visa policy (concerning short-term visit visas), in the form of a proposal to revise the EU’s visa code. This proposal ultimately failed, because the EU Parliament and Council could not agree on whether it should include “safe passage” visas for those needing protection or not. Now the Commission is trying again, focussing this time on security concerns, rather than economic growth. Background The rules for issuing short-term visas are set out in the Visa Code, adopted in…