Ruling party lawmaker calls on opposition to ‘stop sabotaging’ Georgia’s European integration

Tamar Taliashvili, an MP for the ruling Georgian Dream party, on Friday accused part of the political opposition of “targeted sabotage” to create problems for Georgia’s European integration process and prevent the country from obtaining the status of candidate for the European Union.

At a plenary meeting of parliament, Taliashvili called on opposition MPs to stop “sabotage Georgia’s European integration” alongside the ongoing European Commission deliberation on Georgia’s membership bid. membership.

All your words and actions are aimed at preventing the European integration of Georgia. Today it is my duty, as well as that of every Georgian citizen, to call on the opposition to stop sabotaging Georgia on the path to European integration,” said the MP from the ruling party.

Ruling party chairman Irakli Kobakhidze on Monday called on the country’s “radical opposition” to “stop campaigning against” Georgia’s EU candidate status.

Kobakhidze said Georgia’s status in ahead of fellow membership candidates Moldova and Ukraine “in all parameters” related to their membership bids was “widely recognised”.

On May 10, the Georgian Prime Minister handed over to Carl Hartzell, Head of the EU Delegation in Georgia, the second part of the EU accession questionnaire, completed by the country ahead of schedule.

Based on the questionnaire, the European Commission will prepare an assessment report on granting candidate status to the country, with the corresponding decision expected by the end of June.

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