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 Visa-free regime stipulates no right to work in EU, - European Commissioner Avramopoulos

European Union Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos stresses that introduction of the visa-free regime between Ukraine and the European Union does not imply the right to obtain job in the EU member states.

As reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN, Avramopoulos stated this upon the results of his visit to Ukraine, according to the EU Delegation in Ukraine.

"Our proposal for visa-free travel for Ukraine is now in the hands of the Council and the European Parliament, and I sincerely hope they will adopt it as soon as possible," Avramopoulos said.

In his words, this is about reinforcing business, social, and cultural ties between the EU and Ukraine.

It is also about strengthening people-to-people contacts between the citizens of the EU and Ukraine, Avramopoulos noted.

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"Of course, visa exemption does not provide for the right to work in the EU, and the proper use of the visa-free rules will be important," the commissioner stated.

With this in mind, Avramopoulos said he knew that the Ukrainian government had already started to inform its citizens about the fact.

"I look forward to the moment when Ukrainian citizens will start travelling to our Schengen area without visas. It will be a well-deserved moment for Ukraine and its people," he remarked.

Avramopoulos said that visa liberalization would be a great opportunity for the EU and Ukraine to come closer.
 
 
 
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