Tuesday in Strasbourg during the plenary meeting of the European Parliament discussion focused on the simplification of procedures for the issuance of visas to Ukrainian citizens traveling to the territory of the European Union.
Tuesday in Strasbourg during the plenary meeting of the European Parliament discussion focused on the simplification of procedures for the issuance of visas to Ukrainian citizens traveling to the territory of the European Union. The European Parliament once again divided on Ukraine - part supports the recommendation of the EU Council to sign the agreement with Kiev on the facilitation of issuance of visas, and some - not other part - sign, but did not move forward with Ukraine in terms of simplification of visa regime, if the Ukrainian side will not remove from the agenda the legislation infringes the rights of the gay community.
The initiator of the discussion was reporter Claude Moraes - MP from the UK. According to the correspondent of Interfax-Ukraine, Mr. Moraesh said the following: "I, as a reporter, and my group want to send a clear signal to the Ukrainian government, parliament, as to what should not be a further deepening of EU-Ukraine relations as long as the law is antipropagandistsky on the table the government and parliament. We want to see serious improvements in the rule of law and democracy in Ukraine before it will make the next move in the direction of liberalization. We believe that it is - other part visa dialogue, and we should see an improvement. Only on this basis, we will support my report. "
Besides, a representative of the Socialist Group Gensh King (Hungary) said that the group plans to support the agreement on further simplification of the visa regime between Ukraine and the EU, although it drew attention to the fact that the human human rights and dignity, including the rights of sexual minorities should be protected in Ukraine.
Recall that the European Commissioner Olli Rehn (Olli Rehn) reported about intentions of EU to take steps to ensure that the agreement came into force before the summer of this year.
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