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EU and US Agree Common Approach on Visa Waiver System

Brdo pri Kranju, 13 March - The EU and US agreed on Thursday a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system, determining that matters falling within national responsibilities would be discussed by national authorities while those that fall in the scope of EU powers will be negotiated at the EU level.

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Interior Minister Dragutin Mate arriving at an EU-US meeting.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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The EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Pictured left to right: US Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff, Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Slovenian Justice Minister Lovro Sturm, Interior Minister Dragutin Mate and European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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The EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Pictured left to right: US Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff, Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Slovenian Justice Minister Lovro Sturm, Interior Minister Dragutin Mate and European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
The EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Pictured left to right: US Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff, Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Slovenian Justice Minister Lovro Sturm, Interior Minister Dragutin Mate and European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
From left to right:
US Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff, Justice Minister Lovro Sturm, Interior Minister Dragutin Mate, and European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Group photo.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
From left to right:
US Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff,
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey, and Justice Minister Lovro Sturm.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
US Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff (left) and Justice Minister Lovro Sturm.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
US Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff (left) and Interior Minister Dragutin Mate.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
EU's Counterterrorism Coordinator Gilles De Kerchove (left) and European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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US Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff says the EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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US Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff says the EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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The EU Troika justice and home ministers meeting US counterparts over the visa regime.
Justice and Home Affairs Council director general Ivan Bizjak (left) and Justice Minister Lovro Sturm.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Pictured: Slovenian Interior Minister Dragutin Mate.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Pictured: European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Pictured: European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Pictured: European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Pictured: European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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The EU Troika justice and home ministers meeting US counterparts over the visa regime.
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
The EU Troika justice and home ministers meeting US counterparts over the visa regime.
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
The EU Troika justice and home ministers meeting US counterparts over the visa regime.
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju.
The EU Troika justice and home ministers meeting US counterparts over the visa regime.
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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US Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff says the EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
US Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff says the EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
US Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff says the EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
US Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff says the EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
US Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff says the EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
US Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff says the EU and US agree a common approach to talks on the US visa waiver system.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff arriving at an EU-US meeting.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff arriving at an EU-US meeting.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff arriving at an EU-US meeting.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff arriving at an EU-US meeting.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Minister Lovro Sturm arriving at an EU-US meeting.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Minister Lovro Sturm arriving at an EU-US meeting.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Justice Minister Lovro Sturm arriving at an EU-US meeting.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Justice Minister Lovro Sturm arriving at an EU-US meeting.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Interior Minister Dragutin Mate arriving at an EU-US meeting.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Interior Minister Dragutin Mate (right) arriving at an EU-US meeting.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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European Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini arriving at an EU-US meeting.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Interior Minister Dragutin Mate (right) arriving at an EU-US meeting.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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EU-US meet for key talks on the US visa waiver programme.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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European Justice Commissioner arriving at an EU-US meeting.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
European Justice Commissioner arriving at an EU-US meeting.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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