Ukrainian president signs three "visa-free" bills into laws
Consultations continue on the bill on e-declarations.
President Petro Poroshenko has signed three bills into laws required for Ukraine to have visa regulations lifted by the EU, his official website has said.
The bills which were signed include:
- "On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine on implementing the recommendations contained in the sixth report of the European Commission on Ukraine's implementation of the EU visa liberalization action plan for Ukraine on advancing the principles of work of the national agency of Ukraine on detection, search and management of assets acquired as a result of corrupt and other crimes";
- "On amendments to the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedures of Ukraine regarding the implementation of the recommendations contained in the sixth report of the European Commission on Ukraine's implementation of the EU visa liberalization action plan for Ukraine on advancing the procedure of impounding property and special confiscation";
- "On amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On prosecution" regarding ensuring transparency in the work of the Specialized Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office for the purpose of implementing the recommendations of the International Monetary Fund".
The president had sent them for urgent consideration by parliament which passed them on 18 February 2016.