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EU Ambassador believes Georgia should be granted candidate status

Jun 7, 2023

The European Union's Ambassador to Georgia, Pawel Gerczynski, supported granting the country candidate status for EU membership but noted that Tbilisi must show progress on the recommendations of the European Commission.

According to Interpressnews, Gerczynski told journalists about this on Wednesday during a visit to Ajara.

The ambassador reminded that the European Commission is currently working on a report on Georgia's implementation of the recommendations for movement to the EU, which will be published in October.


"And then at the end of the year, the leaders of the 27 EU member states - presidents and prime ministers - will meet at the highest political level and decide what further steps should be taken in connection with Georgia's application for EU membership," Gerczynski said.

According to the diplomat, his personal opinion is that Georgia should be granted candidate status.

"But it is very important that the time remaining until the end of the year is used to achieve as much progress as possible on the 12 priorities. It is also very important that good news comes from Georgia," the EU Ambassador added.

Author - Olena Madiak, 07/06/2023

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