Visa Union around the EU


The European Union and Ukraine have a broad range of tools of integration covering different aspects of relations: Association Agreement, law enforcement and readmission cooperation, visa liberalisation, Creative Europe etc. Both parties expressed intention to cooperate on joining Ukraine to Customs Union, Energy Union, and Single Digital Market.

Launch of visa-free regime was the second most scaled and successful example of EU-Ukraine cooperation after Association Agreement and start of free trade and maybe the most successful one if to consider its publicity. From 40% to 55% of Ukrainians considered launching the visa-free regime important for them according to polls. But now we faced a question: what is next? How can we further develop EU-Ukraine relations in the freedom of movement except for keeping the achieved reforms and controlling migration and security indicators?

As a response to this question “Europe without Barriers” has developed a pilot initiative of instrumental cooperation in the sphere of visa issuance, involving not only Ukraine and EU but also other European countries who claimed their European aspirations like Moldova and Georgia.

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