Georgian Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili on Sunday said the nation has several conditions to get the EU candidate country status.
“First, we have the Commission’s conclusion that Georgia should be granted candidate status; Second, all 27 countries have politically declared that they support the granting of candidate country status to Georgia,” Papuashvili noted.
The Speaker believes “This issue has no hurdles any longer.”
“We look forward to the European Council meeting on December 14-15 so that the Georgian people can acquire the candidate status that the entire state has been working on for a year and a half.
We deserved this status last year too as we were the leaders compared to other countries, but, unfortunately, this decision was not made. This year, all prerequisites exist for this. We expect a merit-based decision,” Papuashvili added.