The issue of EU-Ukraine visa liberalization will be considered during the session of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper) on Wednesday, April 26. This was stated on the agenda of the meeting, reports the press service of the European Union.
The session will start at 10:00.
The list of documents to be considered during the session includes the bill of European Parliament and Council of the EU on amendments to the list of third countries whose citizens need to receive visa to cross the border and countries whose citizens don’t need to do this. Ukraine is one of them.
Earlier it was reported what needs to be done before visa-free regime is approved.
A year ago, in April 2016, European Commission sent an official proposal on the abolition of visas for Ukrainians. The European Commissioner for Migration, Internal Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitras Avramopulos, explained that Ukraine has fulfilled all the requirements for the necessary reforms. Then the Europeans were concerned about the agreement on the mechanism for canceling visa-free travel, the Netherlands in a referendum opposed the Ukraine-EU association, and Ukraine, with long discussions launched the e-declaration process. All this directly or indirectly delayed the provision of visa-free travel.