Sikorski and Lavrov to EU on visa-free traffic in Kaliningrad

Polish and Russian Foreign Ministers Radoslaw Sikorski and Sergei Lavrov have sent a letter to the European Union foreign policy chief, Ms Catherine Ashton asking the European Union to apply small border traffic regulations to the Kaliningrad region and to part of Poland's Warminsko-Mazurskie region.

Negotiations are now in progress between the two countries to facilitate visa-free small border traffic on their joint border. It is expected that a final agreement should be signed by the two ministers within the next two months. It is still unclear, however, whether the whole territory of the Kaliningrad region will be subject to the new visa-free small border traffic regulations.