Once Georgia fulfils the 12-point priorities, it will send a powerful message to the EU and its member states that it is back on track and can be counted on to advance further. There is no time for complacency because the momentum must not be lost, said EU Ambassador to Georgia, Carl Hartzell.
EU Ambassador answered questions of Georgian citizens, including what will happen if the 12 conditions are not addressed in the next six months? Will this endanger Georgia’s European perspective?
“I believe it is important for everyone in Georgia to realize that the EU’s decision to open the door to Georgia is a truly historic moment. And that everyone needs to consider how best to make use of these important opportunities that have opened up for the country. The European path remains a merit-based process. The ball is now in the court of Georgia – as well as Ukraine and Moldova – to demonstrate through concrete actions their readiness and ability to advance toward EU membership. And there is no time to waste, as the eyes and ears of Europe are currently focused on this region.
For Georgia, the challenge is to deliver on the 12 priorities basically as soon as possible. Once this has been done, it will send a very powerful message to the EU and its member states that Georgia is back on track and can be counted on to advance further. There is no time for complacency because the momentum must not be lost. Action is needed now,” Carl Hartzell said.