On September 6, 2019, the regular 12th meeting of the Joint EU-Ukraine Readmission Committee (JRC) was summoned in Kyiv in accordance with Article 15 of the Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union on the readmission of persons.
The implementation of the Agreement on the readmission of persons is one of the most important indicators of Ukraine's compliance with its obligations with the visa-free regime with the EU.
During the event, the parties confirmed that the proportion of return of persons to Ukraine continues to exceed 80%. This shows that the implementation of the Agreement by Ukraine is one of the most effective compared to the implementation of similar agreements between the EU and other countries.
Representatives of European countries pointed out to the high level of cooperation with Ukraine not only in the field of readmission but also in general in the field of migration of persons.
Chairman of the State Migration Service Maxym Sokolyuk, who is also the head of the Ukrainian part of the JRC, emphasizes that the relevance of readmission agreements remains high, as the political and economic changes in the world, which have caused an increase in migration, including unregulated, is still of great concern in social life.
The State Migration Service, in close cooperation with other competent authorities, will continue to exert every effort to ensure efficient implementation of the aforesaid Agreement, as the proper fulfillment of its international obligations to the European Community is among the priorities of our country's migration policy.
The JRC is currently the main tool used by both the Ukrainian and European parties to assess the implementation of the EU-Ukraine readmission agreement.
According to the results of the meeting, both sides noted that the meeting proved the high level of implementation of the Agreement by the Ukrainian side.
Representatives of the State Migration Service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Administration of the State Border Service and the Ministry of Finance took part in the meeting; from the EU - representatives of the European Commission, as well as a number of concerned European countries, namely, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Romania, Estonia, Austria, Greece, Latvia and others.