The European Commission will propose forcing U.S. diplomats to apply for visas to travel to the European Union from Jan. 1, 2009, unless Washington moves soon towards granting citizens of all EU states visa-free entry.
"No tangible progress has been made regarding the United States despite all efforts of the Commission and individual member states," the EU executive said on Wednesday.
"Citizens of twelve EU member states continue to require a visa when travelling to the United States," a statement said.
"Therefore, the Commission will propose retaliatory measures e.g. temporary restoration of the visa requirement for U.S. nationals holding diplomatic and service/official passports as from January 1, 2009 if no progress is achieved."
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