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Visa-free regime Ukraine - EU

PRESS NOTE > DIPLOMATIC IHRC

International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) 30.10.2015 took part in the round table "Visa-free regime Ukraine - EU: is there light at the end of the tunnel?"
Ukraine has entered the homestretch in the implementation of the National Action Plan to liberalize the EU visa regime for Ukraine (PDVL).
Citizens of Ukraine closer to the long-term dream - to travel freely
spaces of the European continent. In September, the EU expert group assessed the state of Ukraine's implementation of the second phase PDVL. The final report assessment missions to determine the prospects for liberalization of visa regime and suggest further steps needed to perform PDVL.
However, despite notable progress in the issue of biometric passports, border security, and so on, Ukraine is experiencing difficulties in the fight against corruption, the Unified State Registry of demographic (EDRR), anti-discrimination and human rights, and the like. At the same time the key to the visa-free regime is not only in the hands of Ukraine. The conflict in the Donbass region, provoked Russian aggression, increases the risks of migration from Ukraine. On the other hand, the unprecedented influx of refugees into Europe, that run from Syria and other war-torn countries, may also complicate the achievement of political consensus within the EU on visa-free regime with Ukraine.
The round table was attended by:
- Natalia Gnidyuk - Deputy Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine - the director of the government's Office for European Integration
- Iryna Sushko - head of NGO "Europe without barriers"
- Vsevolod Chentsov - Director of the European Union Ministry
Foreign Affairs
- Ovidiu-Viorel Naftanayla - Attaché (visa issues) of the EU Delegation in Ukraine
- Manfred Profazi - Chairman of the Delegation of the International Organization for Migration inUkraine
The issues:
"Status of implementation of the Action Plan on visa liberalization between the EU and Ukraine"
"The effect of the introduction of a visa-free regime in the migration process between Ukraine and the EU"
Issued:
Office IHRC Ukraina
Dr.Konstantyn Zolotarevskyi
Director Office

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