Ambassador Degnan says everybody should contribute to getting Georgia EU candidacy status
Ambassador Degnan says everybody should contribute to getting Georgia EU candidacy status

U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan said that everyone needs to be involved in the process helping Georgia to meet requirements for EU membership.

“This is an incredible opportunity for Georgia as well as for Moldova and Ukraine. It is important that everyone takes it very seriously because this is the whole society process, everyone needs to be involved in helping Georgia to meet the requirements for EU membership,” Kelly Degnan said.

According to the Ambassador, the questionnaire consists of two parts. The European Union will look over the responses and will come back for additional information. Every EU member state has gone through this “long and rigorous process.”

“This is Georgia’s chance to demonstrate that it is willing to make the reforms and legislative changes required to meet and to be consistent with the European Union standards and legislation.

Georgia has already made a lot of progress in that respect. There is a long way to go and it will take, as I said, not only the government and parliament but everybody in society to contribute and be in part of the process of getting Georgia to your candidacy status,” Ambassador Degnan said.

Georgia will submit the first opinion part of the filled-in EU Accession Questionnaire required by the European Commission for granting the EU candidate status to the country on May 2.

 

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