Yeliseyev believes that Ukraine de jure can get bezviz to the end of this year

Ukraine is de jure may get visa-free regime with the EU until the end of this year.

As UNIAN correspondent, this was announced at a press briefing Deputy head of the presidential administration Konstantin Eliseev.

The EU will have problems, not giving bezviz, but 2016 is a very ambitious goal — Khan

«If you ask me, hypothetically, is it possible de jure, to a visa-free regime before the end of this year, I will say «Yes,» said Elisha.

According to him, Ukraine needs more firmly put the question to the European Union, but «without hysteria».

«We must confidently and convincingly prove their point of view and to demand that the EU fulfil their obligations», — said Elisha.

As reported, on 20 April the European Commission invited the European Parliament and the EU Council to abolish visas for citizens of Ukraine. This proposal is a consequence of the positive evaluation provided by the European Commission in December last year. In it particular, it provides confirmation that Ukraine has fulfilled all the criteria in the framework of the action plan on visa liberalization.

On 17 November the European Union at the level of the Committee of permanent representatives of member countries of the EU (COREPER) endorsed the position of the EU Council reinstitution negotiations on visa-free regime for Ukraine, agreeing with the European Commission’s proposal to provide such a regime.

The final decision must be approved by the European Parliament and the EU Council after conducting reinstituting negotiations.

It was expected that Ukraine will receive the decision on the abolition of visas before the summit Ukraine-EU on November 24.

At the same time, the EU said that the visa-free regime between the EU and Ukraine is possible after the approval in the European Union the mechanism of its suspension.

However, on 24 November at a press conference during the summit Ukraine-EU European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that he considers it possible to make a decision on the introduction of the EU visa regime for Ukraine until the end of the year.

He also drew attention to the fact that, obviously, the EU Council and the European Parliament must reach agreement regarding the specific ways and means for the introduction of a mechanism for the suspension of the visa regime with third countries.

European Parliament President Martin Schulz prior to the summit Ukraine-the EU said that the visa-free regime for Ukraine depends on the ability of countries — EU members to agree on a mechanism for temporary suspension of Schengen and third countries.

President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine will receive a visa-free regime after the settlement of disagreements in the EU institutions.

The EU will have problems, not giving bezviz, but 2016 is a very ambitious goal — Khan

European Commissioner Johannes Hahn believes that failure to provide the visa-free regime for Ukraine the European Union will have serious problems in connection with loss of trust.

He stated, answering the question of «European truth» at a meeting with journalists in Brussels.

«Europe will have trust issues if we do not fulfill the promise and will not give a visa-free regime», — said the Commissioner.

He recalled that the EU and on technical and political level acknowledged that Ukraine has fulfilled all requirements for the granting bizwise.

«144 criterion is achieved. Electronic Declaration is a huge step forward,» he added.

At the same time, Commissioner Hahn stressed that posed by the President of the EC Jean-Claude Juncker a very ambitious task.

«I have heard the statement Juncker. The goal is to have a visa-free regime until the end of the year – an ambitious, if not overly ambitious.

But the real question is the political will. If there is political will – there will be no problem, technically this issue is solved very simply,» said he.




Yeliseyev believes that Ukraine de jure can get bezviz to the end of this year 25.11.2016

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