Georgia distances itself from Russia and reaffirms its “irreversible course” towards accession to the European Union

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili during his meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, Germany, on September 14, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Mang/File (CHRISTIAN MANG/)

The Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashviliconfirmed today “the irreversible path” from your country to accession to the European Union (EU), exactly one year after the South Caucasus state submitted its application to become a member of the community bloc.

“During the past year we have intensified efforts to achieve this goal, which determines the history of Georgia and the current actions of the authorities,” Garibashvili wrote on his Facebook social network account.

According to the Georgian prime minister, the fact that the Twenty-seven granted the country a European perspective last June “brought us even closer to the membership of free peoples of the European family”.

Garibashvili stated that Georgia “has taken all the steps towards convergence with European legislation and institutional improvement, towards European standards”.

The EU requires Georgia to comply 12 conditions to deepen democracy, strengthen institutions and reduce political polarization.

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili addresses the media during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz after their meeting in Berlin, Germany, September 14, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Mang/File
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili addresses the media during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz after their meeting in Berlin, Germany, September 14, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Mang/File (CHRISTIAN MANG/)

The crisis between Ukraine and Russia seems to have opened a opportunity for Georgia aspiration to enter the EU (an objective enshrined in its Constitution).

Tbilisi says it has already implemented almost all the recommendations and hopes to get candidate country status by the end of the year.

Georgia, unlike two other former Soviet republics, Ukraine and Moldovadid not achieve its goal of obtaining the status of candidate country for EU accession in 2022.

The Twenty-seven, who recognized the progress of Georgian institutions, demanded that the Georgian authorities reforms to reduce political polarizationas well as the “disengagement” of the country.

(With information from EFE)

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Source-www.infobae.com