Ukrainian Politics

 Poroshenko to discuss "visa-free package" legislation with parliamentary factions today

The European Union has not yet scrapped the idea to abolish visas for Ukrainians.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko plans to discuss with the MPs the issue of legislation of the remaining bills regarding the liberalization of the visa regime with the European Union on Monday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"Giving a high rating to the efforts of the Ukrainian side to implement this plan, we have focused on the critical importance of voting of the laws in the Parliament, which remained for the Ukrainian commitments to be honored. I expect it will take place tomorrow or this week," Poroshenko said at a joint briefing with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in Kyiv on Monday.

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In this regard, he informed on his plans to meet with the leaders of the Ukrainian parliamentary factions to discuss these issues on Monday.

"Madam Vice-President has confirmed readiness of the European Union to grant a visa-free regime following implementation of the steps, of the reforms that we have agreed upon. It concerns both anti-corruption reforms and the ones to recover assets as well as labor legislation and non-discrimination reforms. I hope to convey the importance of the steps that need to be done this week to the leaders of the factions during a meeting today," lb.ua quoted Poroshenko as saying.

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