COREPER to preliminarily approve visa-free regime for Ukraine without discussion

COREPER to preliminarily approve visa-free regime for Ukraine without discussion

The Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union (COREPER) will approve the legislative regulations for visa liberalization with Ukraine without discussion.

An employee of the European Commission said this in a commentary to an Ukrinform correspondent in Brussels on the eve of the COREPER meeting on Wednesday, April 26.

"This issue has been put on the agenda of the meeting on April 26. It should be approved without discussion," the source said.

April 6, the European Parliament voted for the legislative resolution, allowing visa-free short-term travels to the EU countries for the Ukrainian citizens.

Pursuant to the procedure, the decision on granting Ukraine visa-free regime should be approved by the Council of the European Union with the subsequent signing by the presidents of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. The decision will come into force on the 20th day after publication.

Once the visa waiver for Ukrainians enters into force, and provided citizens of Ukraine have biometric passports, they will be able to enter the EU for up to 90 days in any 180-day-period for business, tourist or family purposes. The visa waiver will apply to all EU member states except Ireland and the United Kingdom. It does not confer a right to work in the EU.


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