Bilateral agreements on local border traffic
Ukraine launched separate bilateral negotiations with Poland, Slovakia and Hungary in 2007 and with Romania in 2008 on Agreements on local border traffic that foresee simplified border crossing procedure for residents of the border area, i.e. an area that does not extend for more than 30 (in exceptional cases - 50) kilometers from the border.
As of today such Agreements were concluded with Hungary (entered into force on 14 December 2007), Slovakia (entered into force on 27 September 2008), Poland (entered into force on 1 July 2009) and Romania (entered into force on 14 May 2015).
Both Ukraine and the EU note successful implementation of these agreements.
Local border traffic makes life significantly easier for people living near the external land borders. It proved useful for increasing cross-border trade, social and cultural interchange and regional cooperation.