: Visa exemption to not mean right to work in EU – Commissioner

12:37 May. 13, 2016

Visa exemption to not mean right to work in EU – Commissioner

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Visa-free regime does not comprise work permits for Ukrainians

European Commissioner for migration, home affairs and citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said that the visa-free regime for the Ukrainian citizens does not provide that they will receive the right to work in the European Union, according to the statement published by the Delegation of the European Union in Ukraine.

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'Of course, visa exemption does not provide for the right to work in the EU, and the proper use of the visa-free rules will be important,' said Avramopoulos during his Ukraine visit.

Given that, the European Commissioner said: "But I know that the Ukrainian government has started to inform its citizens about this already."

'Let me finish by saying that I look forward to the moment when Ukrainian citizens will start travelling to our Schengen area without visas. It will be a well-deserved moment for Ukraine and its people." The official concluded, saying that the visa-free regime is "a great opportunity for the EU and Ukraine to come closer.'

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As UNIAN reported earlier, Avramopoulos said the proposal for visa-free travel for Ukraine is now in the hands of the Council and the European Parliament, and I sincerely hope they will adopt it as soon as possible.

Reporting by UNIAN

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