European Integration

Manipulative interactive question about visa liberalization in maestro’s fire line

5 April, 2017

On March 28, Maestro TV presented a manipulative question about visa liberalization in a talk-show – Fire Line. The editorial board of the channel tried to connect the process of visa liberalization with solutions of socio-economic problems, which is misleading.

Visa liberalization with the EU does not imply travelling for work purposes. The question of the interactive – "Will visa liberalization affect welfare of your family in a positive way?” – is manipulative, as the free travel regime with the EU does not include work or study purposes. The visa-free regime, enacted on March 28, allows the citizens of Georgia to travel to the EU/Schengen zone countries without visa for 90 days in any given 180-day period.