In Poland and the Baltic countries, the end of tourist visas granted to Russians

► On what grounds do the four countries prohibit tourist visas for Russian nationals? The agreement was sealed in a coordinated manner between Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Since Monday, September 19, the four countries have temporarily decided to no longer issue tourist visas to Russians, “in order to counter immediate threats to public order … Read more

DRC: When Vodacom and VISA empower women (Press release)

The Vodacom Foundation in collaboration with VISA is launching the “JE SUIS CAP” campaign, a new program for the empowerment of 500 women living with disabilities supported by the Ministry of PVH & APV. On September 8, 2022, the Vodacom Foundation in collaboration with the VISA Company, as part of its vast annual program, “12 … Read more

Switzerland in turn suspends agreement on simplified visas for Russians

Switzerland decided this Friday to suspend “fullythe deal on visa facilitation for Russians, again aligning with a similar measure taken by the European Union. During its session, the Swiss Federal Council “has decided to completely suspend the visa facilitation agreement that Switzerland has concluded with Russiain 2009, he said in a statement. “However, it is … Read more

Russia restricts visa exemptions for ‘unfriendly countries’

AA / Moscow / Elena Teslova Russia on Monday suspended the visa exemption for entering its territory for holders of diplomatic passports, members of official delegations and journalists from “unfriendly countries”. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the Visa Retaliation Decree, amending visa agreements with the EU, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Denmark. On March 7, … Read more

Finland will drastically reduce the number of Russian tourist visas

Finland will limit the number of visas issued to Russian tourists to 10% of the current volume from September 1, due to growing discontent in the country over the war in Ukraine, the Finnish government announced on Tuesday (August 16th). “Tourist visas will not stop completely, but their number will decrease significantlyFinnish Foreign Minister Pekka … Read more

Energodar bombed, the IAEA calls for a safety zone around the Zaporijia power plant, new visa restrictions for Russians. What to remember from the war in Ukraine on September 6

War between Ukraine and Russiacase Energodar, the city where the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant is located, was bombed on Tuesday evening, hours after the publication of an IAEA report calling for a “safe zone” around the site controlled by the Russians. The city of Zaporizhia nuclear power plant bombed Energodar, the city where the Zaporizhia … Read more

the war in Ukraine at the heart of the photojournalism festival

Published on : 03/09/2022 – 16:52 They became the first witnesses of war crimes committed in Ukraine and their work today serves as a basis for investigators mandated by the international community. The Visa pour l’image festival in Perpignan pays tribute this year to the reporters who covered the conflict. Among the millions of images … Read more

No visas yet to go to the UN General Assembly, worries Russia

Russia expressed concern in a letter to the UN Secretary General that it had not yet received any visa from the United States for the visit in September to the UN General Assembly of its delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, according to the text seen Friday by AFP. “As of September 1, … Read more

Evgeniy, Mstyslav and Sergei, war reporters in their own country, Ukraine

Covering a war in one’s own country, such as Ukraine, affects “the soul, the heart” and for photographers who have witnessed the last moments of Mariupol or the Boutcha massacre, there is no other self where to recover; the mission continues. Evgeniy Maloletka and Mstyslav Chernov were the first and last journalists in Mariupol, a … Read more

France jostled on the world stage

France seems less and less welcome in many of its former colonies in Africa. After the arrival of Wagner’s Russian mercenaries, the Malian authorities forced Paris to put an end to Operation Barkhane. France withdrew its last soldiers on August 15, nine years after being welcomed there as a savior. A reversal that risks heralding … Read more