From the report of the European Commission, it is clear that Georgia deserved the candidate status by all parameters. How fair was the political decision made by the EU structures last year, it is for the public to judge, the chairman of Georgian Dream Irakli Kobakhidze said at the briefing.
As Kobakhidze noted, the evaluation document of the European Commission makes it clear that under the conditions of decision-making based on objective criteria, Georgia should definitely receive the status of a candidate for EU membership this year.
"The evaluation document of the European Commission was published today, which is based on the questionnaires filled out by Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova last year. First of all, we would like to thank the European Commission for the very positive assessment of our country. With the evaluation document, the European Commission itself confirmed what we have been asserting since June of last year: it is clear from the report that Georgia deserved the candidate status by all parameters. Georgia is significantly ahead of Moldova by 12 points and ahead of Ukraine in almost all key parameters. Considering all this, how fair was the political decision made by the EU structures last year, it is for the public to judge. We would like to remind you that last year the radical opposition, related NGOs and media outlets used the decision of the European structures to try to stir up the situation and deepen polarization in the country. Based on this decision, the richest NGOs even demanded the resignation of the government. Once again, we thank the Georgian society, which evaluated everything correctly and did not give the forces acting with anti-state goals the opportunity to disturb the situation and disturb the peace in the country. The evaluation document of the European Commission makes it clear that under the conditions of decision-making based on objective criteria, Georgia should definitely receive the status of a candidate for EU membership this year," said Kobakhidze.
For information, the European Commission published a report on Georgia’s alignment with the EU acquis. As stated in the report, Georgia has some level of preparation to implement the acquis in the area of justice, freedom and security. Also, the document says that Georgia has a certain level of preparation in the field of public procurement. The document also talks about digital transformation and media and emphasizes that the EU supports the smooth functioning of the internal market for electronic communications, electronic commerce and audio-visual services. The report notes that the rules protect consumers and support universal access to modern services. In this regard, the document reads that "Georgia has some level of preparation in the area of information society and media."
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