European Parliament's committee recommends visa-free travel for Ukrainians

08.09.2016 16:55 390

The European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs has backed a draft resolution on canceling visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens.

This is stated in the position (decision) of the committee about the draft legislation resolution on including Ukraine on the list of third countries whose nationals are exempt from visa requirements, own Ukrinform correspondent in Brussels reports.

 “The Committee on Legal Affairs calls on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, which is responsible for this issue [submitting proposals to abolish a visa regime for Ukraine], to offer the European Parliament to approve its position at first reading, based on the European Commission's proposal,” reads a document, the author of which is MEP from Finland Heidi Hautala.

The document also notes a significant progress that Ukraine has made in the process of carrying out reforms, and underlines the need to continue moving in this direction, particularly, on the issue of the rule of law in the Ukrainian society.


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