European Commission submits legislative proposal to abolish visas for Georgian citizens

On Wednesday, the European Commission announced they had submitted a legislative proposal for the liberalization of visas for Georgian citizens.

The European Commissioner for Migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos, said this at the press conference in Brussels, according to the Evropeyskaya Pravda newspaper.

"The Commission proposed today to abolish visas for Georgian citizens. The Commission proposes to include Georgia in the list of countries with which the EU has a visa-free regime," he said.

Avramopoulos said that Georgia has fulfilled all the requirements for the visa-free regime.

According to the procedures of the European Union, the proposal of the European Commission should now undergo a long approval process - by the member states of the European Union and by the European Parliament.

This procedure will take at least a month. Afterwards, it must be approved by the EU Council for Justice, Freedom and Security which meets once a quarter.

Earlier it was reported that the proposal of Georgia's EU visa liberalization will be considered separately from Ukraine's.

The media also reported that the visa-free regime package of Georgia and Ukraine could be united by the European Parliament again in April, after a referendum is held in the Netherlands.

  Ukraine, Georgia, visa-free regime, European Parliament

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