The European Parliament has not determined the date of the report on visa-free regime for Ukraine

В Европарламенте не определили дату доклада по безвизовому режиму для Украины

The speaker on the Ukrainian question Mariya Gabriel (Bulgaria, European people’s party), presenting in Brussels the plans of their work, did not specify when she intends to submit a report for consideration in the European Parliament, also was critical of the migrants from Ukraine. The correspondent reports about it “European truth”.

The debate on the Ukrainian question was held Thursday in the European Parliament, where the relevant Committee (on civil liberties, justice and home Affairs) held a preliminary hearing on the issue of visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens.

During this meeting, the Rapporteur had the right to declare the planned date of submission of the report (in particular, on the report on the mechanism for suspension of visa-free sounded such date), however, Mary Gabriel did not predict the timing of their work.

At the same time from her questions to the representative of the European Commission we can conclude that Mary, not Gabrielle, is a staunch supporter of the idea of granting Ukraine a visa-free regime.

In particular, the MEP said about the threat of migration by citizens of Ukraine: “the Percentage of refusal of visas (for those who are traveling from Ukraine) are close to 2%, at the same time, we see many Ukrainian citizens that are illegally on the grounds live and work in the cities of the European Union. I ask the Commission to explain the reasons for this”.

To the debate as an opponent of the Rapporteur was joined by the representative of Poland, the MEP Michal Boni, stating the political importance of the abolition of the visa regime: “it is Very important to maintain a visa for Ukraine. It will be important for Ukrainian people, for the perception of the European Union – we therefore show that support further reforms.”

Also on the political importance of the abolition of visas, said the representative of mission of Ukraine to the EU Love Nepop.

On the procedure the Committee will not make any decisions on the Ukrainian question, while the speaker does not provide his report.

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