The European Commission proposed the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to cancel visa for Ukrainian citizens. The relevant document of the proposal on cancelling visa for Ukrainians is posted on the website of the European Commission, - reports 112.ua.
"We follow our promise to offer visa-free short-term travel for Ukrainians with biometric passports, simplifying interpersonal contacts and strengthening economic, social and cultural relations between Ukraine and the EU. It is result of the Ukrainian government’s success in achieving far-reaching and complex reforms in the field of justice and internal affairs. I am very pleased with the progress which is an important achievement for Ukrainian citizens and I hope that the European Parliament and the Council will accept our proposal as soon as possible,"- said the European Commissioner for Migration, Internal Affairs and Citizenship Dimitras Avramopoulos.
Once the proposal is adopted by the European Parliament and the Council, Ukrainian citizens with biometric passports will be able to travel without visa for up to 90 days in the Schengen area. Visa-free regime will apply to all EU Member States except Ireland and the UK and four associated countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). Cancellation of visa does not provide for the automatic granting of the right to work in the EU.