: MEPs recommend not to consider visa-free regime for Georgia, Ukraine in one package

18:17 Jun. 7, 2016

MEPs recommend not to consider visa-free regime for Georgia, Ukraine in one package

European Union (EU) flags fly outside the European Union Commission building in Brussels, Belgium, on June 10, 2015 (Getty Images)

Ukraine will be granted visa free regime with the E.U. this year, President Petro Poroshenko claimed on June 3

Granting visa-free regime for Georgia should not be considered in one package with Turkey, Ukraine and Kosovo, the Committee of Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament announced during a discussion with the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili, Yevropeiska Pravda reports.

According to MEPs, Georgia has fulfilled all the visa liberalization requirements of the European Union, therefore it deserves to receive visa-free regime as soon as possible.

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"Georgia clearly expresses the European integration and Euro-Atlantic aspirations, a vision held by the various political parties," said Margvelashvili during the debate on the Russian-Georgian relations.

According to MEPs, Georgia has fulfilled all the visa liberalization requirements of the European Union, therefore it deserves to receive visa-free regime as soon as possible.

Read also Visa liberalization for Ukraine to be enforced - European Parliament President

"Georgia clearly expresses the European integration and Euro-Atlantic aspirations, a vision held by the various political parties," said Margvelashvili during the debate on the Russian-Georgian relations.

European Union states held off agreeing to ease travel rules for Georgia on June 1, and Turkey, Ukraine and Kosovo should also expect more delays in visa waiving as the bloc turns more cautious amid immigration fears.

Reporting by UNIAN

 

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