EP postpones consideration of Ukrainian visa-free regime until February
The website of the European Parliament (EP) has published the updated forecast of the date of consideration the abolition of visas for Ukrainian citizens, the Internet news service Yevropeiska Pravda (European Truth) published on Monday evening with reference to the information published in the registration card of an appropriate legislative initiative.
"It is noted that the EP intends to consider the Ukrainian issue during the second session of 2017, namely on February 1. Earlier it was expected that the consideration of Ukrainian visa-free regime will be held on January 18. This forecast was posted on the EP site," an item says.
As reported, on December 7, 2016 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that a compromise solution had been found in Brussels to suspend visa waivers.
In turn, on December 8, President of the European Council Donald Tusk said that the discussion on the suspension mechanism of visa-free regime for third countries had been completed, and now the "the final stretch towards visa-free travel for Ukraine and Georgia."