: European Council to consider visa-free regime for Ukraine

14:18 May. 10, 2016

European Council to consider visa-free regime for Ukraine

A member of a delegation takes a photo with his cellphone of the Ukrainian and EU flags after an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, March 6, 2014 (AP Photo)

A visa working group will meet on Wednesday with a follow-up on May 20

On May 11, the European Council working group on visa issues will consider the European Commission proposal to grant visa-free regime to Ukraine.

Further discussions will take place on a ministerial level on May 20.

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"A visa working group will meet tomorrow (May 11) indeed. This will be a preparatory meeting on an expert level. This question is expected to be further examined by the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) next week", as explained by the European Council.

On a ministerial level, a visa-free issue will be considered on May 20, the European Council experts added.

Ukraine Today earlier reported that the European Commission officially proposed visa liberalisation for Ukraine on April 20. Kyiv has satisfied all the requirements needed for visa-free travel for Ukrainians across Europe.

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