Doom and gloom for Georgia’s EU candidacy?
Despite its claims to be willing to implement all the necessary reforms for EU candidacy, the Georgian government’s measures have been slow. Substantial progress has been missing in the areas where strong political will is required. While Georgia is awaiting the European Commission’s recommendation on granting it EU candidate status, much work is yet to be done.
More than a year has passed since Georgia submitted its application to obtain EU candidate status. The announcement followed a similar move by Ukraine in the wake of the Russian aggression, which led to a historic opportunity for other countries which aspired to obtain EU membership. Soon, Moldova demonstrated its interest in applying for candidacy as well.
November 19, 2023 -
Articles and CommentaryIssue 6 2023Magazine
Georgian president, Salome Zourabichvili (left) meets with Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission. As a result of the Zourabichvili’s active diplomacy in the EU, the ruling Georgian Dream party announced impeachment proceedings against her, which ultimately failed.
Photo: Courtesy of the European Commission