Estonian Prime Minister: Ukraine and Georgia should get visa-free regime as soon as possible

Ukraine and Georgia have fulfilled all of the requirements to liberalize their visa regime with EU countries. They should now be allowed a visa-free regime without any additional conditions, as stated by Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas at a meeting with the Prime Minister of Latvia, Māris Kučinskis.

“Georgia and Ukraine have met the established criteria and should therefore receive a visa-free regime as soon as possible. The credibility of, and trust to, the EU are at stake,” Rõivas said. He also added that asking these countries to fulfill additional conditions after they have been granted this regime is unacceptable.

It was previously reported that the European Parliament had not scheduled a debate of Georgia’s visa liberalization for any time before October.

There may also consequences for Ukraine as the EU is discussing postponing the introduction of a visa-free regime.

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