You wonder, how our trip to Italy has become possible? Why are so many people from my company going to visit EuroPython conference this summer?
The point is that Ukrainians have been allowed to visit the EU countries visa free since June. This decision of the European politicians is literally a landmark event for my country. Not considering thousands of happy tourists – just imagine the opportunities opened for the Ukrainian business!
We can make as many business trips as we want without the need to schedule them long in advance.
For me these little pleasures – so common for the citizens of the EU countries – are still a bit of amaze. I can just appoint a meeting, board a plane and see my business partner in few hours.
And guess what? I think, these visa restrictions were the main obstacle preventing most of the European companies from working with the Ukrainian companies like mine.