European Commission to approve visa-free regime for Ukraine, - Hahn
13:37, 14 December 2015

European Commission to approve visa-free regime for Ukraine, - Hahn

Similar decision will be made on Georgia

13:37, 14 December 2015


On December 15 in Brussels, the European Commission will give positive recommendations regarding the liberalization of visa regime for Ukraine and Georgia. Commissioner for EU Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Johannes Hahn said this before the meeting of the EU Council on Foreign Affairs (Ukrinform).

“This week, we will get positive reports and recommendations regarding the issue of visa liberalization", Hahn said, speaking about European Commission’s reports on the progress made in this area by Ukraine and Georgia.

Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry Linas Linkevicius also stressed his confidence regarding the canceling of visas for Ukrainian and Georgian citizens. According to him, both countries showed tangible progress in the visa-free dialogue with the EU.

The official added that the decision to extend sanctions against Russia will be made by the consensus.

On December 15, the European Commission is expected to present the full report on Ukraine’s fulfillment of all conditions to get the visa-free regime with the EU. Ukraine’s Foreing Ministry says that Ukrainian citizens will enjoy the visa-free regime two or three months after the European Commission and the European Council make their decisions.  

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