When negotiations on a free trade agreement begin, it will be essential to overcome the legacy of disinterest in foreign policy to make the necessary concessions for a substantial and useful agreement. In this sense, amendments to bilateral visa waiver agreements can only be made by the two parties concerned. In other words, the current bilateral agreements concluded between an EU Member State and a third country, which provide for more favourable conditions for entry into both countries, are subject to changes, comments and/or improvements, provided that both parties agree in their decision. With the exception of Belgium (2 months), all bilateral agreements between New Zealand and the EU allow stays of up to 90 days and, in most cases, all passports are accepted. In a week in which the EU announced an improvement in its trade relations with Mexico, it courageously asked an Australian prime minister to visit Europe to discuss the prospects for a trade deal between the EU and Australia. But the benefits are worth encouraging. In his recent State of the European Union address, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker then announced that Australia would be one of the first targets of streamlined trade deals. If the accelerated negotiations proceed as proposed, trade will be separated from investment issues, meaning that the current ratification process would not be necessary and an agreement could be reached more quickly. Like Japan, Canada is a strategic partner of the European Union. There are 14 visa waiver agreements between Canada and the Schengen or Schengen associated countries, lasting between 60 and 90 days. Greece, Spain, France, Hungary, Portugal and Sweden only accept regular passports, while in all other cases, Canada`s bilateral visa waiver agreements are available to holders of each passport. Until the end of the last working day of the 90-day stay, a visitor can apply to stay in a given EU country for an extended period if their home country has concluded a current formal reciprocity agreement with that Member State. Most bilateral agreements allow travelers to spend an additional 3 months without a visa.
The following example of an ordinary holder of the US passport, who obtained the residence permit in Spain under a bilateral agreement, illustrates how the agreement works: over the years, the two nations have signed numerous bilateral agreements, such as an extradition treaty (1987); Agreement on Cultural, Educational and Scientific Cooperation (1991); Agreement on the Prevention of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Tax Evasion (1992); Social Security Agreement (2002); Air Services Agreement (2009) and a Working Holiday Visa Agreement (2014).  In 1960, Spain signed an agreement with the OECD who had the task of promoting measures to improve the economic development and social well-being of people around the world. This article contains information on EU-third country visa waiver agreements and how third-country nationals can benefit from an extended stay in Europe. (*) Only accepted in the agreement between Brazil and Poland on visa waiver. On the Australian side, a free trade agreement is strongly supported by both major political parties.