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European Parliament could vote for visa free regime with Ukraine in September
15:55, 26 April 2016
European Parliament could vote for visa free regime with Ukraine in September

Reporter Rikard Jozwiak tweeted this on Tuesday

15:55, 26 April 2016

Reuters

“The vote in the EP plenary for the visa lib for #Georgia & #Ukraine can take place in July but it will be tight. September more likely”, Radio Liberty’s correspondent in Brussels posted.

Previously, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said he saw no reasons for stalling the procedure of granting Ukraine the visa free regime with the EU. He expects the regime to take effect in several months, while Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin specified it can start working in summer or autumn this year.

On April 20, the European Commission offered the European Parliament and the European Council to cancel visas for Ukrainian citizens. Upon accepting the proposal by the European Parliament and Council, citizens of Ukraine will be able to travel without visas with biometric passports for the period of 90 days to the Schengen area. The non-visa regime will be applied to all member countries of the EU, except for Ireland and Great Britain, and four associated countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). At the same time, cancellation of the visa regime does not stipulate automatic provision of work permit in the EU.     

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