Migration and Home Affairs

President Juncker announces European Commission will recommend visa-free travel for Ukraine in April

This morning, President Juncker met with Council President Donald Tusk, and Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine. At the joint press point, President Juncker said: "The European Commission stands by Ukraine. Yesterday we decided a new humanitarian aid package worth €20 million. This is showing our ongoing support for Ukraine and for the reform process in that country, which is a very impressive one".

Regarding visa liberalisation with Ukraine, President Juncker added: "We have a shared interest in making it easier for our citizens to travel to each other's countries. Ukraine, in the last days and hours, has undertaken huge reforms, mainly as far as the adoption of the e-declarations law is concerned or as far as the appointment of the members of the Anti-corruption Agency is concerned. These steps taken by Ukraine will allow us as the Commission to make a proposal for visa liberalisation in April."

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Thursday, 17 March, 2016