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Delegation Vienna, OSCE

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8:34 PM
18 Mar 2020

Temporary Travel Ban and limited possi­bi­li­ties of obtai­ning a visa to Sweden

On 18 March, the Government decided to temporarily stop non-essential travel to Sweden to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and reduce the spread of the virus. The decision took effect on 19 March and will initially apply for 30 days. This is an exceptional measure that will not apply for longer than necessary. Due to the coronavirus and the temporary entry ban to Sweden, the Swedish Migration Agency has decided that the majority of visa applications will be rejected. This applies if you wish to visit Sweden and are a citizen of a country outside the EU.

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Joint statement of the Group of Friends of Georgia

23 Mar 2020

Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States of America do not recognize the legitimacy of the so-called “presidential elections” held in Georgia’s Abkhazia region on March 22, 2020.

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  • 31 Dec 2017
    Once a week the 57 member states of the OSCE meet at the Permanent Council in Vienna, to discuss developments in the OSCE area. The Permanent Council is one of the main decision-making bodies within the organisation. At these meetings the EU also makes its statements.