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Ukraine's visa liberalization postponed again
17:25, 15 December 2016
Ukraine's visa liberalization postponed again

European Parliament postpones consideration of Ukraine’s visa liberalization until April

17:25, 15 December 2016

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The European Parliament postponed the plenary seating on Ukraine’s visa liberalization issue until April 3, 2017, announced on the European Parliament official website

According to the message, the MEPs are going to consider providing visa-free regime in the 1st reading.

According to in the European Parliament – is not the last step on the way of visa liberalization. After the document on suspension of the visa-free regime approved by the European Parliament, it will be submitted for the approval of the EU Council. According to the experts, depending on how quickly the decisions will be taken in Brussels, there is hope that the visa-free regime for Ukraine will start to work at the beginning of 2017. It may be concluded that the problem was postponed until the elections in France take place. This is a draft. The chances are that the date may be changed again.

Related: Georgia to get visa-free access to the EU, MEPs and Council negotiators agree

Earlier the European Parliament postponed visa-free regime consideration for Ukraine to February 1. Previously, a decision had to be considered on January 18. Today, the European Parliament has approved a mechanism of suspension of the visa-free regime.

Related: Poroshenko and Merkel discussed situation in Donbas, sanctions against Russia and visa-free regime over the phone

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