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

Source : 112 Ukraine

Allegedly they want to postpone the provision of visa-free regime until the elections in the countries mentioned above – at least spring 2017
20:52, 14 November 2016

Ukraine's Presidental Administration

Some of the EU countries are blocking visa liberalization with EU for Ukrainians: first of all France, Germany and Belgium. Ukrinform reports with reference to “high-position interlocutor in diplomatic circles”.

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Judging by the citation, interlocutor is a Ukrainian representative. He says that these countries use any opportunity to slow down visa-free regime provision.

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“Ukraine has fulfilled all the criteria for visa-free regime, but some of the EU countries are not interested in our progress. First of all, I am speaking about France, Germany and Belgium, which try to find any hitch to use it as a reason to not provide visa-free regime for Ukraine,” source said.

He names migration crisis in EU as a reason for such policy.

Related: European Parliament may consider visa-free regime for Ukraine after November 7




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