Euro Parliament Committee approve cancelling visa regime with EU for Ukraine
According to 112.international, the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee does recommend visa-free regime for the citizens of Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo, according to the press-service of the European Parliament.
42 MPs voted for lifting visa-free regime, 3 voted against, 6 – abstained. The same decision was taken in regards with Georgia and Kosovo.
'Today the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Euro parliament during its meeting in Strasbourg has voted in favour of my opinion on visa liberalization for Ukraine. In the document I call for granted a visa-free regime to Ukraine as soon as possible and without any further delay. Ukraine has made a great progress on its European path since the Euromaidan protest two years ago. Ukrainian nation fought for its European choice and for European democratic values. Ukraine has unquestionably and successfully met all benchmarks acquired to be granted visa-free regime' – said Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, reporter on Ukrainian issue.
The visa-regime simplification for Eastern European and Western Balkan countries is an important instrument of foreign and security policy of the EU and a means of encouragement for interstate contacts and strengthening relationships with EU, according to the MPs.
After this the decision of the Committee shall be send to the Committee on Civil Liberties to have another voting for cancelling visas for Georgia, Ukraine and Kosovo after summer break.