55,5% of votes of EU member states required to introduce visa-free regime for Ukraine
However, the decision may be rejected by 35% of EU population living in 4 states
The decision to reject visa-free regime for Ukrainians travelling to the EU may be taken by 55,5% of votes of EU member states, which amounts to no less than 65% of the entire population of the EU, informed EU delegation in Ukraine, reports “Eurointegration”.
This voting principle is called the principle of “qualified majority”. It doesn’t allow to veto a decision by votes of one, two or three countries.
At least four states with population of 35% from the entire population of the EU have to vote against a decision of EU Council in order to block it.
Meanwhile, the decision to grant Ukraine visa-free regime has to be supported both by the European Parliament and the EU Council.
Earlier, on March 9, the European Commission offered to cancel visa-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia.
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