EU parliament profile committee votes for visa-free regime for Ukrainians

A Ukrainian mother wearing a national flag holds her daughter wearing a European Union flag as they attend a gathering in the iconic Maidan square in Kiev, to celebrate the signing of a historic EU-Ukraine association agreement, on June 27, 2014.

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The Committee of the European Parliament on Civil Liberties, Justice and Internal Affairs (LIBE) on March 9 approved the draft on the inclusion of Ukraine in the list of third countries whose citizens are canceled visa requirements.

The corresponding decision was made at a meeting of the committee on March 9 afternoon: 39 members of the committee voted “for”, four were “against” and one abstained.

Members of the committee also heard a short report of the committee member on civil liberties, justice and internal affairs of the European Parliament, Michal Boni.

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