EP Committee on Civil Liberties to consider report on visa-free regime for Ukraine Sept 26 – Plenkovic
The European Parliament (EP) Committee on Civil Liberties will consider the report of MEP Mariya Gabriel on the issue of granting Ukraine a visa-free regime on September 26, the co-chairman of the parliamentary committee of the EU-Ukraine Association, leader of the Croatian Democratic Union Andrej Plenkovic has said.
"Next week, on September 26, the Committee on Civil Liberties will vote for the report of Mariya Gabriel, which is very positive in the issue of liberalization of a visa regime for Ukrainian citizens," he said at a meeting of the delegation of European Parliament members with Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in Kyiv.
Plenkovic said he would fully support a prompt consideration of the matter by the European Parliament.
Key aspects complicating the matter are a migratory crisis and the need for developing a mechanism to suspend the visa-free regime.
"We hope the European Parliament will decide on granting Ukrainian citizens the visa-free regime in the coming weeks," the Ukrainian PM said.