Next year, Ukraine needs to strengthen its position.
In the annual Index of world citizenship for 2016 Ukraine ranked only 99th place. Although in 2015 year, Ukraine was on the 87th place with an index of 30.2%. In General, the situation in this ranking continues to deteriorate in the last 5 years.
The drafters of the rating note that in 2017 the citizenship of Ukraine will seriously improve its position in the index, since this year has started a visa-free regime and the entry into the Schengen area. This is supposedly to improve the country’s position as much as 20 points.
“Two years ago we have seen an example to improve the position of citizenship of the Republic of Moldova after the abolition of visa restrictions with the countries of the Schengen zone. If in 2014 the Moldovan passport was at 94 in the ranking, then in 2015 he moved to 77th place,” said author of the Index, Professor in constitutional EU law at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands Dimitry Kochenov.
First place for the last five years, traditional goes to Germany, the second place is shared by France and Denmark, followed by Iceland, Sweden and Norway. Overall top ten has not changed significantly since last year. Of her retired Ireland and Belgium, on change which came over Spain and Italy. Completing the list of Central African Republic and Afghanistan.
The index of the nationalities of the world shows the evaluation of the citizenship of different countries. 195 nationalities ranked according to various indicators for the period from 2012 to 2016 on a scale from 0% to 100%. This examines an array of statistical data, including data from the world Bank, the International air transport Association, the Institute for Economics and peace.
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