Government Expecting Visa-Free Regime with EU in October
Decisions on launching visa-free travel to Europe and the EU-Ukraine summit are expected in October, Vice Prime Minister for European Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze said on air on ‘112th Channel.’
"We expect this decision this fall, because yet another formal decision of the European Parliament should be made and then endorsed by the European Council," she said.
The Vice Prime Minister underlined that EU and Ukrainian leaders met in June and agreed that a full-fledged summit would take place this fall.
The EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy Johannes Hahn also expressed hope earlier that Ukraine would be able to receive a visa-free travel in October. On August 19, President Poroshenko said that the visa-free regime is a matter of a few weeks.
The last major obstacle is the protracted launch of the e-declaration system. Commenting on this development, EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Tombinski stated that a small group of people who block this initiative ‘were holding the whole country hostage.’
On April 20, the European Commission stated Ukraine has met all technical requirements to lift visas for Ukrainian citizens.
Source: Ukrayinska Pravda