EU threatens to cancel visa-free regime with Ukraine due to troubles with SAPO head appointment

Source : 112 Ukraine

Besides, the next 1.5 billion euros tranche might be disrupted
17:44, 17 September 2020

Ukraine's visa-free regime with the EU

The European Parliament stated the risk of cancelation of a visa-free regime due to the problematic selection of the head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) as MEP and Deputy Head of the European Parliament's Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee Viola von Cramon reported on Twitter.

“While international community is occupied with Belarus, Ukraine government is hastily pushing candidates lacking experience and integrity to select SAPO head. This will not fly Government is jeopardizing visa-free with the EU and further trance of €1,5 Billion assistance,” she wrote.

Related: In conversation with Biden, Poroshenko calls visa-free travel “something to sell to Ukrainian people”

Today, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine confirmed the representatives of the parliament to the commission for competition for the post of the SAPO head. Earlier, the G7 ambassadors asked the Ukrainian authority to support the anti-corruption bodes and protect the NABU and SAPO.

As we reported, Ukraine and Grenada agreed on a visa-free regime. The agreement "will make it much easier to fly to the Caribbean Sea."



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