EU Ambassadors to greenlight talks on Ukraine visa liberalization Nov 17

19:10, 16 November 2016
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The European Union Ambassadors tomorrow, November 17, are expected to allow start of negotiations between the EU Council and the European Parliament on visa liberalization for Ukraine, according to RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak. 


"It looks likely that the EU ambassadors tomorrow will give green light to the [EU] council to start talks with the EP on Ukraine visa lib[eralization]," Jozwiak tweeted Wednesday.

As Europeiska Pravda reported November 15, EP President Martin Schulz said the European Parliament was ready to the lifting of a visa regime for the Ukrainians.

President Petro Poroshenko during his Sweden visit emphasized that Ukraine had completely fulfilled all the criteria to obtain the visa-free regime with the European Union

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, on November 16, 2016, passed draft resolution No. 5394 as a whole, appealing to the governments of the European Union member states, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union for the introduction of visa-free travel for citizens of Ukraine.

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