European Commission submits proposals for cancelling visas for Ukrainians

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The European Commission has submitted the legislative proposals for the abolition of visa requirements for short-term travel within the Schengen Area for the citizens of Ukraine to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament.

This was stated by the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, an Ukrinform correspondent reports from Brussels.

 "Today we follow up on our commitment to propose short-stay visa-free travel to the EU for Ukrainian citizens with biometric passports – facilitating people-to-people contacts and strengthening business, social and cultural ties between the EU and Ukraine, the Commissioner said.

He stressed this was the result of the success of the Ukrainian government in achieving far-reaching and difficult reforms in the Justice and Home Affairs area and beyond, impacting on areas such as the rule of law and justice reform.

"I am very satisfied with the progress achieved, it is an important achievement for the citizens of Ukraine, and I hope that the European Parliament and the Council will adopt our proposal very soon," Avramopoulos noted.

As explained by the European Commission, once the proposal will be adopted by the European Parliament and the Council, Ukrainian citizens with biometric passports will no longer require visas when travelling for short stays of up to 90 days to the Schengen area.

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