EU developing visa-free regime suspension mechanism not because of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the Speaker of Parliament, the decision is made for the general principle of the work of the European Parliament
19:34, 4 November 2016

Parubiy Sefcovic
112 Agency

The mechanism of suspension of the visa-free regime with the European Union (EU), because of which the development of the process of liberalization of visa regime between Ukraine and the EU inhibited is not directly connected with Ukraine and does not apply to it. The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy said this in an interview to Rada TV Channel.

"There is a general consensus decision in the European Parliament - first pass a law on the possibility of rapid suspension of visa-free regime. This decision does not apply to Ukraine. It is a general principle, the part of the work of the European Parliament. Only after that question of the visa liberalization for Ukraine could be put on the agenda", Parubiy said.

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He stressed that the Ukrainian side has fulfilled all its obligations to the abolition of visas with the European Union and most of the members of the European Parliament supported the liberalization of the visa regime with Ukraine.

Parubiy also assured that the current agenda of the plenary session of the EP in November 21-24, in which there is no abolition of visas with Ukraine issue, is not final.

"Knowing well the European procedure, I want to note that the agenda is still changing. Therefore we still have a great chance and great hope that the issue of Ukraine will be on the agenda", the speaker said.

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