Georgia’s EU accession suspended, Ambassador confirms

Georgia’s EU accession suspended, Ambassador confirms
Опубликовано: Tuesday, 09 July 2024 16:28

The breaking point was the passing of Georgia’s foreign agents law, modelled on Russian legislation that stifles dissent.It has led to weeks of protests in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.

“The law ‘On Transparency of Foreign Influence’ clearly distances the country from fulfilling the nine steps, and anti-Western, anti-European rhetoric is also completely incompatible with the stated goal of joining the European Union”, Ambassador Gerchinsky said.

The EU granted Georgia candidate status last December but now its leaders “don’t understand the intentions of the current Georgian authorities”, according to the Ambassador. Despite the suspension, the European Council has reaffirmed its support for Georgia’s territorial integrity and solidarity with the Georgian people. They have committed to continue supporting their European aspirations.

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