“The European Commission’s nine newly defined requirements are local and concrete and are more easily fulfilled than the previous 12 recommendations,” said Irakli Kobakhidze, the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party chair.
“If you look at these nine requirements, you will see 80 per cent of the 12 points are fulfilled, and working on these nine steps is easier than on those 12 ones. The rest depends on the working process,” he said.
Remarking on the opposition’s involvement in the working process, the GD Chair said that the opponents rejected to participate, although the ruling team would try again.
“We would make the offer again. Cooperation with other stakeholders will continue, including non-governmental organizations. A large-scale event is planned for tomorrow. On our part, there will be absolute openness and let us see how the opposition will react,” he said.
Pawel Herczynski, EU Ambassador to Georgia, said: “We would like to see everyone play its role, the government to be inclusive and the opposition to be constructive.”