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 EP Committee recommends allowing visa-free travel to EU for Ukrainians

The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee has passed its recommendation to allow visa-free short-term travel for Ukrainian citizens to the Schengen area.

This is reported by Censor.NET citing Ukrinform.

The Committee's report, drafted by Polish legislator Jacek Saryusz-Wolski stresses that the visa-free travel should be granted to Ukraine as soon as possible and without delays, which would be an acknowledgment of Ukraine's progress on its European path, taken after the Euromaidan protests two years ago, when the Ukrainian nation fought for its European path and European democratic values.

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The Polish politician has asked his colleagues to 'enthusiastically' support the issue, for Ukraine 'deserves this visa-free regime with the EU.'

Members of the Committee stressed that abolition of visa requirements for Ukrainians should be made independently from the process of adoption of a new EU mechanism of granting visa-free travel for third countries.

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The EP Foreign Affairs Committee is only an adviser in the matter of visa-free travel for Ukraine. The main recommendations will be drafted by Bulgarian MP Maria Gabriel and approved by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. The Committee informed it would not discuss the visa-free travel for Ukrainians in upcoming sessions, so it will be addressed only in September.
 
 
 
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