04 July 2022,   04:49
EU perceives Georgia and Ukraine as main partners, report includes "Rustavi 2" case

The EU says Georgia and Ukraine are the main partners. The European Commission has recently published its report, reviewing all areas where the parties cooperate.

Rustavi 2 case was included in the report and noted that the broadcasting company is waiting for the decision of the Strasbourg Court.

"The legal dispute, which is about the ownership of the television, can have a political basis," the document reads.

The report highlights the signing of the agreement on visa free travel.

EC Commissioner Johannes Hani responded to the report.

"We continue to see positive results of the implementation of the Association Agreement. The revised EU-Georgia Association Agenda provides a practical framework of priorities for joint work until 2020. The approximation to EU standards and regulations is allowing Georgia to become more and more an actor in the international market. The EU is Georgia"s largest trade partner and 2017 looks to have brought further increases. The accession of Georgia to the Energy Community Treaty as a full contracting party in July 2017 was another milestone bringing the EU and Georgia closer“, "said Johannes Hani.

The report was highlighted by the EU High Representative, Federica Mogerin.

“The European Union and Georgia have invested a lot in a strong partnership that is proving deeper day by day and that is bringing great benefits to our citizens. Since last March, Georgian citizens have been able to travel without a visa to the Schengen Area for short stays, we see more exchanges between our students than ever before, and there are more possibilities for trade among our businesses. Today"s report demonstrates clear progress in Georgia"s reform agenda. The European Union will continue to support the work that has still to be done in several important areas and will stay committed to the thorough and continued implementation of our Association Agenda”, said the High Representative/Vice-President, Federica Mogherini..