EP to consider visa suspension mechanism for Ukraine in Jan 2017

EP to consider visa suspension mechanism for Ukraine in Jan 2017The European Parliament (EP) plans to consider a visa suspension mechanism in the first reading on January 18, 2017.

The official website of the EP has announced a preliminary date for consideration of a European Union visa suspension mechanism. It’s been scheduled for January 18, 2017.

As reported, the Committee of Permanent Representatives to the EU (Coreper) on behalf of the EU Council on Thursday reached an agreement on a position in the talks on the liberalisation of the visa regime for Ukraine. As noted in the issued EU communiqué, the Committee confirmed the European Commission’s proposal to provide a visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens when travelling to the EU for a period of stay up to 90 days during the 180 day period.

In addition, the EU Council believes that the liberalisation of the visa-free regime for Ukraine and the new mechanism for the suspension of the EU visa-free regime with third countries should simultaneously come into effect. On the basis of this mandate, the EU Council leadership will begin negotiations with the European Parliament.
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