Date: 7 months ago   Category: Politics

The European Commission accepted the report on visa-free travel in Ukraine


In general Ukraine carries out the obligations for visa-free travel, but has to take measures for fight against corruption and realize the previous recommendations. The European Commission at a meeting on Wednesday, December 19, accepted the report on a visa-free regime with Ukraine with the requirement to strengthen fight against corruption and to take measures for decrease in irregular migration, DW reports. In particular, the European Commissioner for migration, internal affairs and nationality Dimitris Avramopoulos called visa-free travel achievement behind which there are responsibility and duties. According to him, in general Ukraine carries out the duties, but has to take measures for fight against corruption and also realize the recommendations of the report of last year. It is about maintaining independence of anti-corruption bodies, verification of declarations and start of the Supreme anti-corruption court. In the report it is specified that irregular migration from Ukraine remains high in this connection expect acceptance of necessary measures from the authorities. Also Brussels notes existence of organized crime with participation of the Ukrainian citizens. According to the new mechanism of suspension of visa liberalization, the European Commission of times a year prepares the status report on implementation of requirements in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. Let's remind, the visa-free regime with the EU came into force since June 11, 2017. For the first year from 20 million trips of Ukrainians to the EU, 555 thousand from them were made on visa-free travel. At the same time refused to 40 thousand Ukrainians entry into the Schengen area. News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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