EU launches trialogue on visa lib for Ukraine

09:40, 28 February 2017
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Inter-institutional talks on granting Ukrainian citizens visa-free travel across the European Union are expected to start Tuesday, February 28, an UNIAN correspondent was told in the EU Council.

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"Inter-institutional negotiations (between the European Parliament, EU Council, and the EU Presidency) for the provision of a visa-free regime for Ukraine will start in the afternoon," the statement said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the EU decided that the decision on a visa-free regime for Ukraine could come into force only in conjunction with a visa waiver suspension mechanism.

On February 27, the EU Council adopted a visa waiver suspension mechanism and granted a visa-free travel for Georgian citizens

February 10, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that Ukraine would enjoy the EU visa liberalization as early as in the summer of 2017.

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