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 EU Council to consider visa-free regime for Ukraine on June 10, - Ukrinform

The issue of visa liberalization for Ukrainian citizens has been put on the agenda of the European Council meeting scheduled for June 10.

Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform news agency referring to an EU official.

The ministers of justice and home affairs from the EU member states will consider the issue of granting the visa-free regime to Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, and Kosovo at the EU Council meeting scheduled for June 10 in Luxembourg, the source said, adding that a final decision may not be reached on Friday since working and technical level consultations on this matter are scheduled for June 14. Meanwhile, the problem is not about Ukraine, the official remarked.

It was confirmed though that some EU members want to delay abolishing visas for the four countries being at different stages in terms of meeting visa liberalization criteria. In particular, Ukraine and Georgia have fully implemented their commitments under the Visa Liberalization Action Plan.

Read more: EU suspends decision on visa liberalization for Georgia amid immigration fears, - Reuters

The final decision on the matter is to be unanimously agreed by the EU Council, the European Parliament, and the European Commission.

As reported, in April, the European Commission introduced a legislative initiative to the EU Council and the European Parliament on the abolition of visa requirements for short-term travels within the Schengen area for the citizens of Ukraine.

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