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26th Sep 2016

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EU predicts Ukraine visa-free travel in October

Enlargement commissioner Hahn told Ukraine's new PM, Groysman, in Brussels Tuesday he expected Ukrainian nationals to be granted visa-free access to most EU countries from October. He noted that a recent €100mn EU grant, part of €7bn of grants and loans since 2014, could be used to "top up" civil servants' salaries to prevent corruption. EU Commission chief Juncker said EU sanctions on Russia should stay in place for now.

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