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Parliament to urge EU to abolish visa with Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

MPs are also planning to ratify a number of agreements and conventions
11:44, 16 November 2016

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Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament) are going to consider a draft to address the governments of the European Union Member States (EU), the European Parliament and the Council regarding the introduction of a visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens at the plenary session on Wednesday, November 16. This is stated in the agenda of the meeting, published on the website of the Ukrainian parliament.

Related: Parliamentary factions’ leaders signed draft appeal to EU on visa-free regime

Also today, the deputies plan to ratify a number of bilateral agreements and international legal acts. They are to ratify an agreement with Israel on the temporary employment of Ukrainian workers in certain sectors of the Israeli labor market, the agreement with Montenegro on cooperation in the field of protection against natural and other disasters, agreements with Sri Lanka on extradition, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters and the transfer of sentenced persons, the Council of Europe Convention against manipulation of sports competitions, the Council of Europe Convention on the prevention of violence against women and domestic violence and combat these phenomena, the protocol amending the Convention between Ukraine and Cyprus on avoidance of double taxation and prevention of tax deviations regarding taxes revenues.

Earlier it was reported that the Ambassadors of EU countries will discuss visa-free regime for Ukraine on November 17.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko still hopes and does everything possible to maintain progress in getting visa-free regime with EU before the summit on November 24.

Related: France, Germany and Belgium slow down visa-free regime for Ukrainians, - source

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