Canada to start visa-waiver entry for some Bulgarians in May: Bulgaria

SOFIA (Reuters) – Canada will introduce a visa waiver entry for some Bulgarians as of next May and will work to allow visa-free travel for all by the end of next year, the Bulgarian government press office said late on Thursday.

The arrangement is likely to ease Bulgarian concerns about a contentious European Union free trade deal with Canada, which Brussels hopes EU governments would agree to this month.

In May, Bulgaria and Romania expressed reluctance to back the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) if Canada does not apply its visa-waiver entry system to their citizens.

Canadian Prime Minister …
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