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EU Ambassadors confirm EU Council, EP agree on visa suspension mechanism

EU Ambassadors have confirmed the agreement between the EU Council and the European Parliament (EP) about the "visa waiver suspension mechanism" between the EU and third countries.

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This particular solution was a condition for a positive decision on granting Ukraine and Georgia a visa-free regime.

The EU Council told an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels that the decision was taken following a meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives of EU member states (COREPER) in Brussels on Wednesday, December 7.

Poroshenko: EU reaches compromise over visa waiver suspension mechanism"On 7 December 2016, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) confirmed, on behalf of the Council, the compromise text agreed with the European Parliament on a regulation to revise the suspension mechanism which can be applied to all existing visa liberalisation agreements. The agreement was reached between the Council, Parliament and Commission on the same day," the EU Council said. 

After that, the decision must be voted by the European Parliament and the EU Council.

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