The European Commission proposed on Wednesday to lift visa requirements for the citizens of Ukraine for travel to the Schengen area.
The proposal by the EU executive to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament comes after the Commission said in December that Ukraine successfully met all benchmarks under the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan presented to the country's authorities in November 2010
Once the proposal is approved, Ukrainian citizens with biometric passports will be entitled to visa-free travel to the Schengen area for stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period for business, tourist or family purposes. The visa exemption does not provide for the right to work in the EU, the Commission said in a statement....
I believe that this was not supposed to be passed into law unless all member states of the EU agreed, The Netherlands did not but their vote was over-ruled
So now we know that the EU is ruled by a small unaccountable cabal and the rest of us just have to do what we are told
I cannot find it good at all. Especially, in the light of events in current Ukraine where government continues to suffer from corruption and paralysis, being absolutely unable, according to such influential political figure of this country as Odessa Region's Governor, M. Saakashvili, to carry out all necessary democratic reforms!
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