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Washington: ‘I’m not sure Europe gets the mood here’, Simonyi said (Photo: Matt Popovich)

Security fears prompt US scrutiny of EU visa waiver

US concerns over Islamic extremists travelling on EU passports could prompt new restrictions to its Visa Waiver Program.

The climate in Washington comes after a series of terrorist incidents in Belgium, Denmark, and France, and amid estimates that up to 5,000 EU nationals - “foreign fighters” - have gone to join Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.

Dianne Feinstein, a prominent senator from the ruling Democratic Party, spoke out on the subject following the Charlie Hebdo murder...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Washington: ‘I’m not sure Europe gets the mood here’, Simonyi said (Photo: Matt Popovich)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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