"If she is young and pretty, under 30 years old, has no husband and children, a million questions are asked her at consulates and visa centers: what does she want in Europe, why is she going?" Herashchenko said, UKRINFORM reports.
The official believes that, despite the current agreement between Ukraine and the EU on simplification of visa regime, it is not actually easier for Ukrainians to obtain visas.
Herashchenko stressed that in reality the list of documents for the Ukrainians who want to get a visa to the EU had not been reduced.
The representative of the Parliament's European integration committee reported that even Ukrainian journalists face difficulties in obtaining visas to EU countries: they must provide a long list of documents, and embassies are extremely reluctant to give them long-term visas.
"This is a violation of the agreement on liberalization of visa regime," the deputy said.
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