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 Poroshenko urges Government and Rada to speed up fulfillment of Action Plan to liberalize visa regime with EU

The president stressed the need to accelerate the fulfillment of the Visa Liberalization Action Plan (VLAP) with the EU.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said at the 13th session of the National Council of Reforms, Censor.NET reports citing president's press office.

The president reminded that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine should provide Europeans with all the necessary information on the fulfillment of this Plan by Nov. 9. He also urged the Government and Verkhovna Rada to ensure the implementation of commitments undertaken by Ukraine in this context.

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According to the head of state, the EU expert mission on the assessment of the progress of Ukraine concluded that Ukraine has successfully fulfilled all the criteria of the second phase of the Action Plan in the context of border governance, security of documents, migration and asylum, struggle against money laundering and funding of terrorism.

Petro Poroshenko emphasized the importance of completing work in the areas where there still was a backlog in the fulfillment of recommendations of the European Commission: struggle against corruption and organized crime, issues of discrimination, amendments to the Labor Code.

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"I would like the Government to analyze reasons of delay in the fulfillment of certain items of the Actions Plan and adopt respective decisions. I also urge the Parliament to avoid political sympathies and antipathies when considering these issues. For it goes about the fate of Ukraine. We must provide Ukrainians with the right to travel around the European Union without visas no matter what political parties they support," the president said.
 
 
 
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