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Schengen visa - it will cost €60 from next year, with average Ukrainian wages at €170 a month (Photo: Wikipedia)

EU-Ukraine relations hit visa bump

EU-Ukraine relations risk hitting a fresh bump over visas, with Kiev blaming delays in a new travel deal on anti-immigration politics in the west and Brussels saying the "technical" issues will soon be resolved.

Ukraine had expected to seal a visa facilitation package for post-January 2007 travel to the EU in Helsinki on 27 October, joining Russia in a scheme to avoid EU visa price hikes from €35 to €60 per person next year.

But France, Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovakia and Hun...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Schengen visa - it will cost €60 from next year, with average Ukrainian wages at €170 a month (Photo: Wikipedia)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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