Text adopted – Third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement ***I – P8_TA-PROV(2018)0359 – Tuesday, 2 October 2018 – Strasbourg – Provisional edition

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 77(2)(a) thereof,
Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,
After transmiss…

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**Democratic Republic of the Congo

I have the following statement attributable to the …

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