16 April 2024,   09:35
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Parliament fulfilled a historic mission when it assumed the role of a flagship among national institutions in obtaining the status of a candidate country for EU - Papuashvili

The Government of Georgia had managed to secure the historic” achievement of receiving the European Union membership candidate status last year without harming the country’s interests, weakening democracy or shrinking the economy. Such a statement the Chairman of the Parliament made at the plenary session, while presenting the activity report 2023.

In his annual report on the work of the legislature, Shalva Papuashvili said “the Georgian Dream had been the only party before the 2020 parliamentary elections to have the submission of a bid to join the EU by 2024 in its campaign programme”.

“Now it is 2024, and we can proudly announce that we have not only applied to the European Union for membership, but have also obtained candidate status.

We were able to gain this historic achievement without harming the country’s interests, weakening democracy or shrinking the economy.

The Parliament fulfilled a historic mission when it assumed the role of a flagship among national institutions in obtaining the status of a candidate country for the European Union.

The Parliament had managed to adopt laws and regulations directly aimed at fulfilling the tasks related to the conditions for the EU membership candidate status.

The granting of the status to the country in December had marked an appreciation by the EU structures of joint efforts of citizens and the Government for the purpose”, - said the Speaker of the Parliament.

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