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Russians to Face Higher Fees, Stricter Rules for EU Visas

A man holds an EU visa application form .

A man holds an EU visa application form .

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The European Union proposed to make it more expensive and harder for Russian tourists to travel to the bloc, in a move that will likely increase tensions between Moscow and Brussels.

“Russian citizens should not have easy access to the EU,” Commissioner Ylva Johansson, in charge of home affairs, told reporters Tuesday. “At the moment, there is no basis for trust, no basis for a privileged relation between EU and Russia.”