About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 19:53 - 20 Sep.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
FM: Georgia Wants EU Membership Perspective
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 3 Mar.'14 / 18:24

Georgia will ask the European Union to provide a clear membership perspective either in the Association Agreement or in some other form, Georgian Foreign Minister, Maia Panjikidze, said on March 3.

“Ukraine should be given a clear European perspective and the same should be done in respect of Georgia and Moldova. European perspective as a clear goal of these countries, which will allow them to become members of the EU after all the criteria are met, represents a huge stimulus for these [countries] and at the same time a clear signal for all those who want to deter European integration of these countries,” said Panjikidze.

“That will be one of those issues that we will raise during a meeting with Mr. Füle – Georgia will ask the European Union to make European perspective clear for [Georgia], if possible, in the Association Agreement, if not then in some other way,” Panjikidze told journalists, referring to EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle, who will hold meetings in Tbilisi on March 4.

Association Agreement, which Georgia initialed in November and wants to sign before autumn this year, does not contain membership perspective; in the preamble, the agreement says that the EU acknowledges “the European aspirations and European choice of Georgia.”

In case of Ukraine the EU made a vague hint in this regard, without mentioning membership perspective, when EU foreign ministers said on February 10, 2014 that the Foreign Affairs “Council expresses its conviction that this [Association] Agreement does not constitute the final goal in EU-Ukraine cooperation.”

Latest News
20 Sep.'14 19:53
At UN Security Council, Georgia Pledges Support to anti-IS Coalition
Georgian FM used her address to also condemn Russia’s “military aggression” against Ukraine.
20 Sep.'14 18:41
Secretary of the U.S. Army Visits Georgia
The visit comes two weeks after the U.S. Secretary of Defense held talks in Tbilisi.
19 Sep.'14 23:57
Saakashvili’s Property Impounded
"Very good if it has been impounded," PM Garibashvili said.
19 Sep.'14 13:39
U.S. Senate Committee Backs Major Non-NATO Ally Status for Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed bill envisaging granting this status to the three countries.
18 Sep.'14 21:31
Sokhumi Wants Change of Format and Agenda of Geneva Talks
Breakaway Abkhazia’s FM says Sokhumi strongly against discussing issue of refugees at Geneva talks.
17 Sep.'14 22:49
Bill to Delay Full Application of Jury Trial System
Govt-proposed bill to postpone expanding of now limited application of the system for two years.
16 Sep.'14 18:58
Tbilisi Rejects Crimea Elections
“Georgia reiterates its clear support to the Ukrainian sovereignty, territorial integrity,” Georgian MFA said.
16 Sep.'14 14:10
Top NATO Commander Praises Georgia's Interoperability with the Alliance
Gen. Breedlove said the Georgian forces have done “an extremely good job” in this regard.
16 Sep.'14 11:29
Georgian PM Visits United Arab Emirates
PM Garibashvili is visiting Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah on September 16-17.
16 Sep.'14 02:39
Ivanishvili on Reshuffled Govt, President, Media, His Plans and Ukraine
Ex-PM said in a lengthy newspaper interview that he will become more active in public life.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
65