“We need MPs in parliament and not outside the parliament building.” – MEP Viola Von Cramon
“We support Georgia on the Euro-Atlantic path, but we need partners in Georgia who will be ready to receive our assistance and who will be ready to implement what we have offered them in terms of financial assistance, projects, etc,” MEP Viola Von Cramon stated at a virtual roundtable organized by the The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) – MEPs Statement on Georgia: An Open Discussion with Civil Society and the Media.
Cramon added that despite meeting with lots of MPs and political parties in Georgia, she was disappointed to observe that the expectations of Georgian society are different from what they see in Georgian political environment; they hope to find an exit from the political crisis in the country.
“I was not satisfied with the opposition boycott from the beginning, as they did not even wait until the final recommendations and assessments of the OSCE / ODIHR and decided to boycott on election night. This is not acceptable to me.
“I want to tell the opposition parties that if you stay out of parliament, if you decide to go through any kind of street revolutions, you will not have any dialogue, we will not work together,” MEP said.
Cramon called on the opposition elected MPs to get mandates and start working from the parliament. She said that the European Parliament supports the idea of having Georgia in the EU, but they need the right partners in parliament and government who understand how to run the country.
By Ana Giorgadze