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 Visa-free travel for Ukraine not included in European Parliament meeting agenda

The issue of granting visa-free travel for Ukraine by the EU was not included in the agenda of the forthcoming European Parliament’s session scheduled for Oct. 24-27 in Strasbourg.

This is evidenced by the draft agenda of the session published on the European Parliament's website, Censor.NET reports.

There is also no item on the approval of the visa liberalization for Georgia in the agenda as well as the issue of the so-called "visa-free regime suspension mechanism."

As reported by Europeiska Pravda, the delay in the approval of this mechanism is the main obstacle to the abolition of visas for Ukraine and Georgia.

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Earlier in September, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz expressed hope that the issue of granting visa-free travel for Ukraine would be included in the agenda of the session of the European Parliament in October. But his hopes have crumbled to nothing.

As reported, new Head of the European Union's Delegation to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli refused to predict the date of visa waiver introduction.

However, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin expects the decision to grant Ukraine visa-free travel in October or November.

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Earlier, Sept. 26, LIBE committee recommended the European Parliament to waive visas for Ukrainians.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n410076