Posted by wiz on March 06, 2005 at 02:42:41:
In Reply to: Re: Ukrainian view about changes to visa rules? posted by Olexa on March 05, 2005 at 14:44:01:
It has become clear, to me anyway, that Ukrainian people don't like to hear the other side of any argument.
In my previous post, yesterday I mentioned a lot of reasons for the restrictions on Visa and I noticed nobody bothered to counter my points.
Mark Sneidner from Sevastopol posted an article from Germany, which supported my previous points.
It is understandable why so many Ukrainian's would like to immigrate to the west and who can blame them, and they will do that by any means available to them, legal or illegal.
The fact is simple. If the countries of the west drop the Visa restrictions half of the Ukrainian population will move out of the country in search for better life and living conditions. It was the same after the second world, when people of southern Europe were immigrading to Germany, Belgium, Holland etc. But then it was controlled by the relevand Goverments, who were in need of labor hands to rebuild their own countries.
Romania has signed an accession accord and in 2007 will join the EU. Bulgaria is the same too. As Helmut said all the Baltic countries, Malta, Cyprus joined EU last May. Previously they had the same restrictions BUT their Goverments had dropped the Visa requirements long before that for EU citizens.
As about the Business person refused a Visa to USA, we don't know what the real reason for the refusal is. Only the people who had access to the Embassy computer know the reasons.
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