Schulz: EU needs Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The European Parliament is ready to cancel visa regime for Ukraine to support reforms and Ukraine’s economic development, - Head of the EP
21:48, 15 November 2016

The European Parliament is ready to support cancelation of EU visas for Ukrainian citizens, which would support reforms and further economic development of Ukraine. Head of the European Parliament Martin Schulz said this in the video message for the members of the European business association.

‘Despite the EU crisis, the Union does not forget Ukraine and the conflict in eastern Ukraine. I want to stress it’s not just Ukraine that needs the EU, it’s also the EU that needs Ukraine. That’s why we’ll keep on supporting Ukraine. Our goal remains the same – economically developed and independent Ukraine,’ Schulz said.

This is where, according to him, the European Parliament is going to support the cancelation of visa regime. ‘We’re sure this decision will lead to the increase of foreign investments in Ukraine and the economic growth, which Ukraine needs so much,’ Schulz said.

However, he said, Ukraine should do part of the job, too. ‘We see there are still some controversies inside Ukraine. This is why the government should continue with the anti-corruption and judicial reforms, as well as the implementation of Minsk agreements,’ the official concluded.

The EU member countries ambassadors will discuss the visa-free regime for Ukraine on November 17.

Related: MEP: EU-Ukraine visa free regime could be voted before November 24

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