The Cabinet will do everything to accelerate the abolition of visas for Ukrainians – Groisman

Кабмин сделает все, чтобы ускорить отмену виз для украинцев, – Гройсман

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine will do everything to expedite the receipt by Ukraine of visa-free regime with the European Union. About this on his page in Facebook wrote to the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

“On the way to bezveze with the EU, Ukraine will continue the painstaking diplomatic work, and the new government will do all it can to expedite this process and to simplify travelling to the EU for Ukrainians”, – he noted.

We will remind, the European Commission today proposed that the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to cancel visas for Ukrainian citizens.

Once the proposal is accepted by the European Parliament and the Council, the citizens of Ukraine with biometric passports can travel without visas for up to 90 days in the Schengen area. Visa-free regime will apply to all member States of the EU except Ireland and the UK, as well as four associated countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). Thus, the abolition of visas does not automatically grant the right to work in the EU.

Recall, the Commission in December 2015, confirmed that Ukraine has successfully fulfilled all benchmarks under the action Plan on visa liberalization.

According to the Minister of foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine may get visa-free regime with the EU in the summer / fall of 2016.