10:39 Sep. 4, 2016
On September 5, Committee on Civil Liberties will go into session to vote on ‘the draft report on the visa liberalization for Ukraine'
EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn said on September 3 that there will be a decision in both the European Parliament and among EU member states to grant visa liberalization to Ukraine and Georgia later this year.
Speaking to RFE/RL at a meeting among EU foreign ministers in Bratislava on September 2 and September 3, Hahn noted that "among member states there was a clear indication and by many of the member states a clear expectation that both countries should get it."
Both the European Parliament and the council must give green light to visa liberalization and EU sources that RFE/RL has spoken to believe that this will happen with both countries in October or November and that citizens will be able to travel to the EU's Schengen zone without visas later this winter. Full story