The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) has backed by majority visa-free travel of Georgian citizens to the EU
The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) approved by vast majority of votes the final text of amended Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 granting Georgian citizens visa-free travel with the EU.
The draft of the amendment was agreed on 13 December between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the EU Council and on 20 December, the Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union (COREPER) agreed, on behalf of the Council of the European Union, to adopt the amendment.
According to the follow-up procedures, the final edition of the Regulation will be put to the vote at the European Parliament’s upcoming plenary session, after which the amended regulation will be formally approved by the EU Council at the level of Ministers.
Upon signature of the legislative amendment by the President of the European Parliament and a representative of the country holding the EU presidency, the Regulation will be published in the official journal of the EU.
Visa-free travel will be granted to Georgia upon entry into force of the amended suspension mechanism regulation.
Source: http://www.mfa.gov.geTags: Georgia, visa free regime, visa free travel