Georgian government didn’t fulfill conditions for the second tranche, the MEP Viola von Cramon wrote on Twitter.
“Unfortunately, Georgian government didn’t fulfill conditions listed in MoU for the second tranche (€75mill): judicial reform, etc. You can’t decline what you were not eligible for. We stand with people of Georgia,” Viola von Cramon tweeted.
EU Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Julien Crampes said the Georgian government failed to meet the conditions for the financial aid, especially in terms of the judicial system.
“Georgia failed to sufficiently address the condition for this macro-financial assistance, and notably, to increase the independence, accountability and quality of the judicial system,” he said.
GD Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze and Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated earlier that the EU macro-financial assistance to Georgia lost its economic significance as the government secured approximately extra GEL 1 billion (USD 320 mln) in the budget.
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— Viola von Cramon (@ViolavonCramon) August 31, 2021