EC says report on Ukraine-EU VLAP to be released before year end

20:54, 14 December 2015
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The assessment report on Ukraine’s implementation of the Visa Liberalization Action Plan (VLAP) will be put forward “before the end of the year,” the spokesperson of the European Commission has told an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels; that is, the document will not see the light before Dec 15, as earlier expected.


Saying that the report will be released “before the end of the year,” the spokesperson stressed that “nothing has changed in that regard.”

“I cannot give you a date,” she added.

“We’ve always said that it would be before the end of the year, so I wouldn’t call it a postponement necessarily. December is still ongoing. And the report will be put forward as soon as possible,” said the spokesperson answering a question, why the release of the report was postponed.

Read alsoUkraine meets all criteria for visa-free regime with EU – YatsenyukAs UNIAN reported earlier, the Ukrainian authorities repeatedly stressed that Ukraine had implemented all criteria for the introduction of the visa free regime with the EU, expecting the European Commission to release its final report on VLAP implementation by Ukraine.

Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that Ukraine can get the visa free regime in the summer or autumn og 2016 after fulfilling all requirements.

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