We are following this process very closely. There is still time, because according to the calendar, we will assess the implementation only in the spring of next year, the EU Ambassador to Georgia, Pawel Herczynski, said.
According to him, the European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement, Oliver Varhelyi, visited Georgia last week and presented some initial assessments regarding the ongoing processes related to implementing 12 recommendations.
"We are following this process very closely. There is still time, because according to the calendar we will asses the implementation only in the spring of next year. An official conclusion from the European Commission is expected only in October of next year and then, at the end of next year, our leaders, the European Council, will discuss the progress achieved by Georgia. So, there is still time, but I know that the Georgian side has set itself a very ambitious deadline and that the work on the implementation of the 12 priorities is underway in the parliamentary committees. We want this process to be held inclusively and constructively, with the involvement of everyone, both the ruling party and the opposition parties, and non-governmental organizations and civil society should also be properly involved," the diplomat pointed out.
*The quotes in the article have been double-translated from Georgian and wordings may be inaccurate.