: :inin Kyiv (EET)

EU ambassadors to discuss visa waivers for Ukraine on Nov 17 – journalist

Ambassadors of the European Union will discuss the introduction of a visa-free regime for Ukraine on November 17, according to Rikard Jozwiak, a Brussels-based reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

”Visa lib for Ukraine will be discussed by EU ambs on Thu (17 Nov). Not sure if they will give green light yet,” he tweeted on November 14, 2016.

As reported earlier, on April 20, the European Commission proposed that the European Parliament and Council of Europe lift visas for Ukrainian citizens` short-term travel. This proposal came as a result of the positive assessment by the European Commission in December last year of Ukraine`s successfully fulfillment of all criteria under the Visa Liberalization Action Plan.

On September 26, the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) backed a report on visa-free travel for Ukraine and greenlighted negotiations between the EU institutions.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expects a decision on the introduction of a visa-free regime with the EU before the EU-Ukraine summit on November 24.


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