If the European Parliament and the Council of the EU will take such a step, Georgian citizens will be able without visas to visit Schengen countries. However, they will not be able to spend more than 90 days a year and will need to separately obtain a work permit.

The European Commission explained its proposal with the impressive progress that, in its view, Georgia has made in reforming its judicial system. In the opinion of the commissioners, the abolition of visas will strengthen cultural and business ties of the EU with Georgia.

Earlier, the European Commission said it was ready to recommend the EU to cancel the visa regime with Ukraine. In fact the proposal has not yet been submitted. It is expected that the European Commission will approve it in April.