The question of opening of a visa-free regime between Ukraine and EU is not political, but technical. I declared it today the vice-the president of European Commission Günter Verheugen, speaking at a meeting with representatives European association business.
He specified that full liberalization of a visa regime will happen to EU as soon as certain requirements to safety will be fulfilled by Ukraine. "As soon as experts will tell that in Ukraine the same standards of safety, as well as in Europe … are used. Probably, it will happen in the next year. No, it is too optimistical scenario more likely in two years. In a word, it depends on that, how fast Ukraine will be able to execute the European standards of safety", - he told.
He specified that it is a question first of all of cooperation in border check-points and introduction of the relevant system of technical control. He also noted that EK is ready to provide to Ukraine technical assistance for introduction of the corresponding technical standards of safety on border.