EP to consider introducing visa-free regime with Ukraine in summer 2016 - MFA

11:00, 04 March 2016

The European Parliament plans to summer 2016 to consider the introduction of a visa-free regime with Ukraine, Deputy Foreign Minister for European Integration Olena Zerkal said on Hromadske TV.

Olena Zerkal / Photo from UNIAN

"The March meeting will be next week. The proposal has just been submitted, it has not been considered at all committees. It may be in May, but it is very doubtful. Most likely, it will be in June, it [will be] the Justice and Home Affairs Council," said Zerkal.

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"Once the Council takes decisions, they get published, chronologically. That is, the publication may take around another month. After the decision has been published, it enters into force," the official said.

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