(Kyiv Post) A week before Eastern Partnership summit in Latvia, European Union leaders remain critical of Ukraine’s slow progress.
The Eastern Partnership summit on May 21-22 in Riga will gather representatives from Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine.
The EU made it clear that, despite Ukraine’s steps foward in fulfilling the action plan on visa liberalization, the country still has to catch up with Georgia and Moldova. Ukraine’s leaders were hoping that Ukrainians will be able to travel visa-free to the 26 nations that make up the Schengen zone within Europe from January 1, 2016.
But the country’s hopes for visa-free travel to Europe will not be realized in Riga this month. […]
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