19:07 Apr. 7, 2016
EC spokesperson says Dutch referendum result will not affect decision
The European Commission plans to propose visa-free regime for Ukraine to the E.U. Council at the end of April.
This is according to Margaritis Schinas, the Eurocommision's chief spokesperson.
"The President Jean-Claude Juncker said last month that these recommendations would be passed no later than April", said Schinas.
The spokesperson responded to journalist who asked about the potential impact of the Dutch referendum on visa-liberalisation for Ukrainians.
The Dutch referendum on the E.U.-Ukraine Association Agreement took place on April 6. According to the preliminary exit polls, 60 percent of the voters disapproved the deal.
If the official results remain negative, the government of the Netherlands might apply for the denouncement of the agreement.