Praia, May 5 (Inforpress) – The European Union representative in Cabo Verde said that “there should be no expectation in relation to released for visas to Europe at this time”, but admitted that the unilateral Cabo Verdean visa waiver could have positive effects in the future.
In an interview with Lusa about the 10 years of the Special Partnership between the European Union and Cabo Verde, Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira said that visa waiver for the European Union depend on the evaluation of a number of factors, namely the migratory pressure that the country concerned represents for the European bloc.
The EU representative in Cabo Verde further assured that there was no agreement with the European Union in the Cabo Verdean government’s recent announcement to visa waiver for European citizens from visas from this month.
“These themes are not subject to negotiation. The EU and Cabo Verde have to measure their interests and challenges. There is no migratory pressure from the European Union to Cabo Verde, but it exists from Cabo Verde to the European Union.
There are already hundreds of thousands of Cabo Verdeans emigrated in Europe and this is certainly a factor taken into account. Then there is the economic interest: there is no tourism from Cabo Verde to the EU in numbers that can be said to have an impact on the European economy, the opposite is true,” he said.
“The EU policies review related to released of visas is based on the assessment of these phenomena, above all on migratory pressure,” he added, but acknowledged that the decision announced by the Cabo Verdean Government could have a positive impact on a possible evaluation on this matter.
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