Thursday, March 2, 2017

Visa lib for Ukraine to be approved by EU Council May 11, to be enforced from June - media

March 2, 2017 (UNIAN) The final approval of a visa-free regime for citizens of Ukraine should take place at a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council May 11, Europeiska Pravda reports citing independent sources from influential EU member states. Politics 12:30, 02 March 2017 170 REUTERS The schedule has been informally agreed upon between the European institutions and member states, according to Europeiska Pravda. The Committee of Permanent Representatives of  EU member states (COREPER) will formally approve the decision on visa liberalization for Ukraine at a meeting in Brussels on March 2. On February 28, inter-institutional talks between the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and the European Parliament on EU visa liberalization for Ukraine ended successfully. "Visa trialogue for Ukraine has ended successfully. Dutch govt EU ambassadors will approve on 2 march (second round of approval likely in may)," RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on February 28.

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