Romania, Bulgaria urge visa-lifting ahead of CETA ratification

Continued visas would make for ‘unpleasant debate’ back home, says Bulgarian ambassador.

Embassy Photos: Sam Garcia
Silvana Bolocan, second secretary for the Romanian Embassy’s political section, left, and Bulgarian Ambassador Nikolay Milkov.
Chris Plecash
Published: Wednesday, 08/20/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 08/27/2014 10:40 am EDT

With this month's announcement that Canada and the European Union are one step closer to a trade deal after finalizing the text of CETA, Canada is under growing pressure to scrap visa requirements on the only two EU countries whose citizens are still subject to them, or face hurdles in getting the deal approved.

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