Posted on 05.06.2012 in Georgia, News

Georgia starts negotiating entry visa abolition plan with the EU

The European Union and Georgia started talks on June 4 on a plan to introduce a visa-free travel regime between the EU and the Caucasus nation, said the European commissioner for home affairs, Cecilia Malmstrom.

Malmstrom made the announcement at a joint briefing in Brussels with Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze. The negotiations are to finish by autumn, Malmstrom said. She argued that the talks would be a stimulus for further reforms in Georgia. The visa exemption plan includes dealing with asylum issues and reforms in Georgia such as changes to its legal system, raising its human rights standards, and promoting the rule of law in the country.

Source: Kyiv Post