European Commission to submit legislative proposal on visa-free regime for Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

In the first quarter of the year, Kyiv should fulfill its commitments in this area to speed up the process
17:46, 26 January 2016

The European Commission will soon submit the legislative proposal on introduction of visa free regime for Ukraine. Dirk Schubel, Head of Division for bilateral relations with the Eastern Partnership countries in the European External Action Service said this on January 26 (UNIAN).  

“There’s no certain date for this proposal, but it’s going to happened very soon”, Schuebel said during his speech at the meeting of EU-Ukraine Association Committee.

He also said that no all EU member countries are sure about the necessity of the visa free regime for Ukraine.

“In turn, by the end of the first quarter, Kyiv should fulfill its commitments in this area to speed up the process in the European Council and persuade the countries that still doubt”. Schuebel said.

Previously, the European Parliament positively assessed progress showed by Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova regarding the fulfillment of provisions of Association Agreements.

In December 2015, the European Commission released the sixth report on Ukraine’s fulfillment of the Visa Liberalization Action Plan. The report says the country meets all requirements, so the commission will submit the legislative proposal to change the EU regulations.

Earlier, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that the decision will be submitted to the EU Council in the first few months of 2016.  

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