No reason for EU to rebuff Georgia's candidate status, GD Chair says
No reason for EU to rebuff Georgia's candidate status, GD Chair says

The ruling Georgian Dream party Chair Monday said, “the European Union has no reason to reject Georgia’s EU candidate status, especially if it grants the status to Ukraine and Moldova.”

Irakli Kobakhidze said Georgia achieved “all tangible results” over EU integration under the Georgian Dream government, and “the country is ahead of both applicant countries in all relevant parameters.”

He also mentioned that “the radical opposition” keeps saying Georgia does not deserve the EU candidate status.

“They [opposition] want the country to face status rejection, which under their plan, will be followed by the public outcry, the UNM-led coup and the country’s involvement in the war,” Kobakhidze asserted.

GD Chair believes granting the status to Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova will send an important political message in two respects:

“First, the EU expresses solidarity with the three countries having territories are under Russian occupation. And second, the EU states are not afraid of a Russian reaction and take a principled position in supporting the three countries.”

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