As ForUm correspondent reports, the study results were presented at the press conference in Kyiv on Monday.
In particular, according to the head of the "Europe without barriers" organization Iryna Sushko,
monitoring of the existing rules and regulations of the EU and Schengen visa practice was conducted in summer of 2012.
According to her, the consulates applicants were interviewed in Kyiv (1300 people) and regions (900), the consuls and staff of 23 consulates in Ukraine were interviewed as well.
She noted that the data obtained allowed to "join the EU consulates in four conditional baskets".
In addition, there are two categories more - "the leaders of progress and leaders of concerns". "The first category includes countries, which consular offices demonstrate the movement towards more friendly standards. These are Spain and Greece.
The policy of the Consulate of Italy arises concern. The total time and efforts required to obtain an Italian visa is the highest," Sushko explained and added that the Czech Republic also demonstrates a very low percentage of long-term visas issuance and high failure rate.
"Britain, which is not part of the Schengen area, arises a separate concern as it avoids systemic steps to simplify the visa practice, conducting the most closed and non-transparent visa policy in the EU," Sushko summed up.
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