‘VISA WAR’: EU VOTES TO BAR VISA-FREE TRAVEL FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS
In a sign of growing tension between Europe and America United States citizens traveling to Europe will soon have to pay for a visa to enter the continental bloc, thanks to an escalating “visa war,” as the Telegraph puts it, between the U.S. and the European Union.
The European Parliament, “by a show of hands, [on Wednesday] urged the Commission to adopt restrictive measures against U.S. citizens ‘within two months,'” reports Reuters.
The U.S. has long forced citizens of some E.U. countries—namely Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland, and Romania—to purchase visas in order to enter the country, denying the E.U. complete reciprocity when it comes to visa-free travel. The E.U. gave U.S. officials notice in 2014 that the country need to enact reciprocity or the visa-free travel for U.S. citizens would come to an end, but the U.S. did nothing.
While E.U. officials told Reuters that talks are ongoing, under the hostile right-wing Trump administration visa reciprocity seems extremely unlikely to happen.
This will suit the Trump Administration because many Europeans are actually Muslim Immigrants from countries which harber much support for radical Islamic terrorism. Something President Trump wished to keep out of his country
And so the European Parliament voted to end visa-free travel for Americans, marking a “serious negative step in the E.U.-U.S.A. visa war,” an unnamed European Parliament source told the Telegraph. The European Commission has until the summer to enforce the measure.
Main stream media say Relations between the U.S. and some other countries have already been markedly chilled since the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The white house deny the allegations as fake news
allegedly they say President Trump who in only six weeks has lashed out at Mexico, alienated China, and dismissed the Australian prime minister. Trump was also vocally hostile toward the E.U. throughout his presidential campaign.
We see this as as much a cultural war as anything else with Trumps anti-globalist stance and pro-Nationalism a big problem for EU marxist socialist Idealists. Trump himself is part of a larger Idea of not a new world order but a return to older more sensible ideals of State sovereignty .