Agreement on Georgia's visa liberalisation confirmed

On December 20, 2016, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) confirmed, on behalf of the Council, the agreement reached on December 13 with the European Parliament on visa liberalisation for Georgia.

The agreement provides for visa-free travel for EU citizens when travelling to the territory of Georgia and for citizens of this country when travelling to the EU, for a period of stay of 90 days in any 180-day period. The institutions take the view that the entry into force of visa liberalisation for Georgia should be at the same time as the entry into force of the new "suspension mechanism".

Now that the agreement has been confirmed by the Permanent Representatives Committee, on behalf of the Council, the regulation will be submitted to the European Parliament for a vote at first reading, and to the Council for adoption.

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