The statements of Scholz and the President of the European Commission apply to all countries that wish to join the European Union - we were told that it is necessary for the Government of Georgia to show very strongly that it is on the side of light, democracy and peace in this black and white world, Lelo MP Salome Samadashvili said.
As she noted, it is necessary to restore the visa regime with Russia and it is necessary for the authorities to have a clear position regarding sanctions.
"We have been warning the Government for a long time that if we fail to demonstrate that we are very firmly on the side of the civilized world in the ongoing war, we have no chance of getting candidate status. It can now be said that this has already been confirmed by European leaders at the highest level, when they made it clear that if the Balkan countries and other countries that want to join the EU hope to achieve this goal, they must clearly demonstrate that they share the EU's policies.
The statement that was made, and this statement was made not only by Chancellor Scholz, but also by the President of the European Commission, applies to all countries that have expressed a desire to join the European Union. After Georgia applied for membership, we were told that for this, in this black and white world, it is necessary for the Government of Georgia to show very firmly that it is on the side of light, on the side of democracy, on the side of the European Union and peace," said Samadashvili.
Samadashvili also responded to the reports of the OSCE/ODIR and Venice Commission on the election code and noted that the country will not be able to get the status with the current policy of the Government, which is implementing only part of the recommendations.
"The bottom line of the report is that some of the recommendations were taken into account, but a very large part was not taken into account. Our position is that with this policy we will not get what we need. We need to get the candidate status, which means taking into account all the requirements of the OSCE. I think what we can read in the report is that this is not happening," said Samadashvili.