“In December, the European Council will decide about Georgia’s candidate status. This issue is on the agenda for the middle of December when the Council and 27 heads of state and government will make this decision,” said German Ambassador to Georgia, Peter Fischer.
According to the Ambassador, the decision on candidate status will be made unanimously.
“They have to make the decision by unanimity. Every single one of them has to say ‘Yes’, I am in favor of candidate status. In early November, the European Commission will make an analytical report to say how much progress Georgia has made, particularly, with regard to the 12 priorities.
This report will be the basis for the heads of state and government to decide. It will guide and inform them, but the heads of state and government have to decide. It is my wish from today until December, we sail as smoothly as possible to a positive decision.
But we also always say that the speed and quality of the approach of the European Union is in the hands and responsibility of those states that are coming closer to us. So, the job is for Georgia to do, we are here ready to help and I hope that it will be ‘Yes,'” the Ambassador said.