“Georgia's implementation of its Association Agenda in 2017, which has been supported by the European Union, confirms the country's commitment to political association and economic integration to the EU”. That is the EU Delegation’s verdict, published in a press release on 10 November.
The details of this progress are highlighted in the 2nd Joint Association Implementation Report on Georgia, released on Friday by the European External Action Service and the European Commission, ahead of the EU-Georgia Association Council on 8 December 2017.
The EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said that the European Union and Georgia had invested heavily in a strong partnership that is deepening day by day with enormous benefits for 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,” she added.
"We continue to see positive results of the implementation of the Association Agreement”, said the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn. “The revised EU-Georgia Association Agenda provides a practical framework of priorities for joint work until 2020.”
The 2nd Joint Report assesses the state of play of Georgia's implementation of the Association Agenda since the EU-Georgia Association Council of December 2016. It focuses on key developments and reforms undertaken in line with the strategic priorities agreed between the EU and Georgia.
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