: European Commission recommends visa liberalization for Ukraine: draft report is published

14:01 Jul. 20, 2016

European Commission recommends visa liberalization for Ukraine: draft report is published

Ukrainian citizens will need biometric passports to travel to the EU without visas (UNIAN Photo)

Visa-free travel could be provided for Ukrainian citizens with biometric passports

Contributors of the report have declared full support of visa-free regime implementation for Ukraine. European Commission concluded that Ukraine has met all the conditions, set by the European Union. They mentioned that Ukraine has already canceled visa requirements for EU citizens, who would like to stay in the country for up to one year.

Read more The full text of the report

The dialogue on visa liberalization has become an effective instrument of moving forward complex reforms - in the system of justice and interior affairs, to name a few. The report will be presented to the European parliament on September 5.

Read more Report on visa-free regime for Ukraine to be presented in EP on September 5

Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy, has reaffirmed Ukraine's PM Volodymyr Groysman in Brussels on Tuesday that he expected the visa-free access to most EU countries could be granted in October.

Read more EU may finally cancel visas for Ukrainians in early autumn – European Commissioner

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