The European Parliament may vote on granting Ukraine a visa-free regime at the end of July or September – Klympush-Tsintsadze

Европарламент может проголосовать за предоставление Украине безвизового режима в конце июля или в сентябре, - Климпуш-Цинцадзе

The European Parliament may vote on granting Ukraine a visa-free regime at the end of July or in September. About it on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine”, said Deputy Prime Minister for European integration Ivanna klympush-Tsintsadze.

“For us the most important question of visa-free regime. We talked about it. My colleagues at different levels met and discussed the steps Ukraine has made to fulfill all the requirements for visa liberalization. Now the question began to be discussed in the European Parliament. Monday was appointed Rapporteur in relation to the Ukrainian progress in this matter. There is the first discussion in the European Parliament in fact. The discussion of this issue takes about 8 weeks in the European Parliament. I think, or at the end of July, or in September, we can expect that the European Parliament will vote for this decision,” she said.

At the same Klympush-Tsintsadze stressed that the decision on granting visa-free regime Ukraine should also support the European Council. “It (the decision – ed.) is now complicated by the discussion on the need of the mechanism which can suspend bizwise. It is not only for Ukraine but for other countries, which have such a regime. We are concerned that such discussions began to be conducted and can be associated with the consideration of granting a visa-free regime”, – she said.

As reported today, may 26, KOMITET civil liberties of the European Parliament was supposed to discuss the issue of visa-free regime with Ukraine and Kosovo. Rapporteur of the relevant Committee of the European Parliament on issues of visa-free regime between Ukraine and the EU is the representative of the European people’s party Maria Gabriel.

Earlier, foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that Ukraine may get visa-free regime with the European Union later for Georgia, however, the question of the suspension of the procedure is not necessary. According to him, in Brussels discussed the procedure for the rapid termination of visa-free regime in the case of serious violations, in particular the occurrence of migration crises.

We will remind, on April 20 the European Commission has announced the presentation of a legislative proposal on visa liberalization for Ukraine.

The procedure for preparation and consideration of the document in the European Parliament occupies at least a month. After approval in the EP it must be approved by the EU Council.