EU delayed consideration of visa-free regime as Ukraine failed to adopt laws

Source : 112 Ukraine

European Parliament would like to see the implementation of visa liberalization plan in time limit set, the chairman of EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee Andriy Plenkovych told
20:30, 9 November 2015

European Parliament meeting on visa-free regime for Ukraine in the EU has been postponed due to failure of the adoption of laws by the Verkhovna Rada, the correspondent of 112 Ukraine told citing a source in the diplomatic mission.

"It was delayed for one reason only, because laws that were necessary for obtaining a visa-free regime, were not adopted by Verkhovna Rada. This is a kind of technical solution, we were told about that by the sources in our diplomatic mission. Meanwhile, at the European Parliament, where today continues Parliamentary Assembly within the cooperation of Eastern Partnership, are set up very positive,” said the reporter.

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The Chairman of EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee Andriy Plenkovych noted that the European Parliament would like to see that a plan for visa liberalization was implemented within established period.

"The European Parliament would like to see visa liberalization plan was implemented on time and on specified conditions. We understand that there is some delay, but we hope that tomorrow will be enough votes," he said.

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed hope that Ukrainian parliament by the end of this week will adopt the remaining bills from the "visa-free package".

Noteworthy that tomorrow in the Verkhovna Rada intend to continue the consideration of anti-corruption laws from "visa-free package", which should have been passed before November 9.

In addition, for tomorrow, November 10, under the walls of the Verkhovna Rada is planned to be held a rally demanding the adoption of all necessary laws for visa-free regime.

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