Natalia Shmakov. The dramatic events of the last month that have shaken Europe, pushed the Ukrainian question on visa-free regime with the European Union into the background, for this reason, you should not expect a decision on him in the medium term, said Last news the head of the Italian Higher school of geopolitics and applied Sciences Tiberio Graziani.
The dialogue between the EU and Ukraine on visa liberalisation was launched in 2008, in November 2010, Ukraine was offered an action plan on visa liberalization. So, the Europeans are demanding from Kiev to intensify the battle against illegal activity of officials, to reform at the border and bring the identity documents to the European model in the form of a biometric ID card. In the early winter of 2015 is expected to be released next, already the sixth report of the European Commission on the progress of Kiev on the way to the abolition of visas with the EU.
"The dramatic events of recent weeks, such as the terrorist attacks in Paris, as well as French and Russian air strikes on territories occupied by DAISH (Arabic name is prohibited in the Russian Federation the terrorist group "Islamic state" - ed.), pushed into the background of the Ukrainian question. If you follow the principle of reasonable priorities, dictated by the fight against crime, it is hard to imagine that in the near future the EU will provide Ukrainians visa-free entry, citizens of other countries members of the EU.", - said Graziani.
He said that it is because of strengthening of terrorist threat theme to free movement in the Schengen area has become a cause for heated debate in European society and subject to the confrontation between the Ministers of internal Affairs of the countries-EU members.
"for this reason, do not think that the European Union will take on this topic final and a single solution in the medium term," he added.
according to his statement, it is difficult to imagine when, in principle, have the opportunity to be open borders for Ukraine, moreover, it can cause a fresh dispute between the EU and Russia.
"Anyway, the European Union will assess the steps that Kiev is trying to do in order to comply with the directives of the European Commission in respect of entry into the EU without requiring visas for Ukrainian Citizens ", - concluded the head of the Department.
Happy 12 November 2015 passed a package of laws necessary for visa liberalization with the EU. Elected officials from several attempts had accepted the amendment to the Labour rule that prevents discrimination on racial, religious and gender or sexual orientation, that was one of the conditions of the EU. Four of the laws related to the fight against illegal activities of officials in the country. Another legislative act established the National Agency search and management of assets obtained as a result of corruption crimes, and made final refinements in the rule of Labour of Ukraine.