“It is a solution to put the country interest first above any other considerations. I sadly report that none of the political parties could agree to this solution. But also there were some elements of the agreement on the need for the electoral reforms and when it comes to reforms of the judiciary as well as power-sharing in parliament. That is positive and should be something that one should continue that parties should continue to work on,” Christian Danielsson, a personal envoy of the European Council President Charles Michel, reported after the hours-long joint meeting between the ruling party and the opposition.
According to Christian Danielsson, Georgian western partners are not here to enforce the solution onto the parties.
“In the end, Georgian western partners are not here to enforce the solution onto the parties. These are not methods used by the EU. Our approach is mediation so it is up to the Georgian leaders to step up to the challenge and find a compromise. I’ve said it before, compromise is a strength, it is not a weakness. And fulfilling European aspirations requires compromise especially for the party in power to lead the country out of the crisis. Indeed, with great ambitions comes great responsibility. And sadly, I must note that there was not that willingness today round the table to reach such a compromise,” Danielsson concluded.