Euro Commission urges EU member states to abolish visas for Ukraine and Georgia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hahn once again reiterated that the two countries have met all the requirements for visa-free regime
17:18, 14 November 2016

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The European Commission puts pressure on MEPs on the issue of introducing a visa-free regime with Georgia and Ukraine. It is today, November 14, in Brussels, foreign ministers held a conversation on cooperation with Eastern Partnership countries. Polskie Radio reports this.

"I can only repeat what I have often said. Georgia and Ukraine met all the requirements. I expect the decision in this case, because these countries and their citizens deserve it", said Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy, Johannes Hahn before the meeting.

Related: EU to decide on visa-free regime with Ukraine till the end of this year, - Klympush Tsintsadze

It is noted that the decision on the abolition of visas scheduled for January next year may be postponed. The talks about the abolition of visas for Turkish citizens, and related concerns of the migrants’ flow into Europe may have the impact on this decision.

It is believed that this situation can be helped by the so-called mechanism of "emergency brake", when visa-regime may resume if the abuse will occur and will increase the number of asylum-seekers.

Negotiations on this matter between the euroallied governments and the European Parliament are continuing. EU officials emphasize that the decision to cancel visas would convince Georgians and Ukrainians in their European choice. Europe realizes that the protracted negotiations mean the loss of confidence in the Community.

Related: Poroshenko: We still have hope for decision on visa-free regime until November 24

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