European Commission published its final report, saying Georgia is technically ready to be granted a visa-free regime with the EU.
Georgia implemented a number of changes in the past year to fulfill obligations necessary for a visa-free regime to the EU. The country amended 70 laws and also joined several international conventions.
The much-anticipated report assesses Georgia’s progress of implementing its Visa Liberalisation Action Plan (VLAP).
Now the European Commission will ask the European Council and European Parliament to launch procedures to offer Georgia a visa-free regime to the Schengen zone.
This process will take about six or seven months and Georgian citizens will be able to travel to Europe visa-free by the Summer of 2016.