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LIBE voted in favor of agreement on visa liberalization for Georgia

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Publish Time 2017-01-12 12:33:00 Update Time 2017-01-12 16:18:00

The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) has held voting on the political agreement achieved on 13 December between the European Parliament and the European Council on visa liberalization for Georgia. 

42 MEPs have voted in favor of the decision, 2 were against and 1 refrained from voting today.

The final consideration over the document will be held during the plenary session of EU Parliament. Sessions will be held in February. 

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.

Visa-free travel will be granted to Georgia upon entry into force of the amended suspension mechanism regulation. 

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