Alexander Shishlo. The European Commission would like before the end of 2015 to offer Ukraine the visa liberalisation, Kiev has made significant progress, said Thursday the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.
"The intention of the Commission before the end of the year to offer the liberalization of the visa regime. The decision to be taken by the EU on the basis of proposals of the European Commission, and I will do everything that the Commission's position was more positive, " he said after talks in Brussels with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
having said that the Ukrainian side " made significant progress ", Juncker, in addition, showed that Kiev " is still a few areas where we need progress, for example, in the battle against illegal activities of officials ".
According to the head of the European Commission, Poroshenko assured that all necessary measures will be taken to ensure that before the end of this year, the opinion of the Supreme Executive body of the EU on visa liberalization was positive.
Kiev hopes at the beginning of 2016 to receive a visa-free regime with the European Union, but to do this he has to fulfill several conditions in Europe. For example, the story is about the improvement of the passport monitoring of borders and the introduction of internal passports of the European model in the form of biometric ID cards. The issuance of new documents is expected to begin in the coming year.