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 Rada must support laws necessary for visa-free regime with EU next week, Ukraine’s PM says

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine must make legislation necessary for the introduction of visa-free regime with the European Union next week.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arsenii Yatseniuk said, Censor.NET informs citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"We need to change a number of laws in order for Ukraine to be granted a visa-free regime and we received a positive report that all of the criteria for visa-free regime have been fulfilled by Ukraine. And next week, the parliament must adopt a number of laws that have already been drafted by the government and submitted by the president to the parliament for priority consideration," Yatseniuk said at a joint board of Ministry of Justice and Interior Ministry.

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Earlier, Feb. 9, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he expected the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to adopt the remaining so-called "visa-free laws" at the next plenary week. "All the requirements will be completely fulfilled this week, if the remaining four laws, necessary for granting Ukraine visa-free regime, are submitted this week and voted over the next one," the president said recalling that he expected visa-free regime with the EU to be introduced as early as in the second half of 2016.

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