The European Parliament will not deploy an election observation mission to Georgia.
The "Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats", namely MEP Sven Mixer, initiated the discussion of deploying a European Parliament observer mission to Georgia.l The issue was to be discussed at a conference of European Parliament party presidents on October 15, but the issue was removed from the final agenda. The reason for the decision is connected to the letter of David Sassoli, where the President of the European Parliament informs the MEPs about the regulations according to which, due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of activities of the European Parliament should not be carried out or should be temporarily suspended. The letter, obtained by Euractiv, states that the activities of election observation delegations should be temporarily suspended.
For the record, last September, the Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, Archil Talakvadze, addressed the President of the European Parliament with a letter to support sending an observation mission to Georgia.