Bezviz for Ukraine depends on the ability of the EU to agree — Schultz

The European Parliament has done everything possible to speed up the abolition of visa regime for Ukrainian citizens, but now some countries-EU members hinder the progress of the negotiations. This was stated to journalists by the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz prior to the summit Ukraine-SS Thursday, November 24, in Brussels, UKRINFORM writes.

«We in the European Parliament has done everything to speed up the decision-making process. We are ready and did everything including the relevant Committee in the issue of visa liberalization on the one hand and the so-called mechanism of suspension with different», — said Schultz.

He noted that the issue of visa-free regime for Ukraine depends on EU Council to the member countries found the solution.

While Schultz said he has information that some countries, in particular France, Germany, Belgium and Italy, not in a hurry to conclude negotiations on a new mechanism for suspension of visa-free regimes for all third countries.

As reported by UKRINFORM correspondent in Brussels, next round of talks on the mechanism of suspension will be held in the EU Council next week. But the Agency has not confirmed whether it is possible to expect a positive result.

Recall, 17 November the Committee of permanent representatives of EU agreed to start inter-institutional negotiations on visa-free regime for Ukraine, allowing the start of negotiations between the EU Council and the European Parliament.

Visa-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia will enter into force simultaneously with the start of the new suspension mechanism «bezveze», the coordination being completed.

At the summit Ukraine — EU which will take place in Brussels on 24 November, will announce the start date of a visa-free regime for Ukraine. This was stated by the Deputy head of the presidential administration Konstantin Eliseev.

Bezviz for Ukraine depends on the ability of the EU to agree — Schultz 24.11.2016

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