“The future of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia and of their citizens lies within the European Union,” reads the draft on council conclusions on enlargement and stabilization and association process.
As noted in the draft, the European Council recognized the European perspective of Georgia and confirmed its readiness to grant the country candidate status once the priorities
specified in the Commission’s opinion on its membership, “the future of Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia and of their citizens lies within the European Union.”
“The Council acknowledges important steps made by Georgia in its reform process, as highlighted also in the 7th EU-Georgia Association Council in September 2022. The Council
encourages Georgia to continue on its reform path and to fully address the priorities specified in the Commission’s opinion on its membership application in order to be granted candidate
status. The Council puts emphasis on further deepening of the EU´s sectoral cooperation with Georgia, on the basis of enhanced implementation of the Georgia-EU Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA),” reads the document.