In two weeks, on December 14-15, the leaders of the European Union will meet in Brussels to decide on the enlargement package, which includes ten countries aspiring to join the EU, including Georgia for the first time. It is a particularly emotional moment for me, Pawel Herczynski, EU Ambassador to Georgia stated on Sunday.
The Ambassador emphasized the importance of unity and collaboration to ensure Georgia receives candidate country status. He expressed hope that the positive recommendation will be considered by the 27 EU member states.
“On November 8, the European Commission provided a positive recommendation to 27 states to grant Georgia candidate status. I sincerely hope that the 27 states will take into account this positive recommendation. Although we will have to wait two more weeks before knowing this decision, let’s be patient and hopeful,” he said.
Herczynski acknowledged the progress made in recent days and urged continued efforts for reforms, emphasizing the need for inclusiveness and a constructive approach from both the government and the opposition.
“Reforms are necessary for the current and future steps before Georgia becomes a full member of the European Union. I am glad that government acted promptly and submitted the 9-step action plan to Brussels a few days ago. My colleagues at the European Commission will review this action plan, and they will provide feedback.
Everyone should work together to complete these nine steps, requiring inclusiveness from the government and a constructive approach from the opposition,” he added.