EU Ambassador to Georgia Carl Hartzell met with Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili at the Governmental Administration. Details of the meeting are unknown at this time, however, the sides likely discussed the current political situation in the country and the recent joint statement issued by MEPs.
Yesterday, Members of the European Parliament issued a joint statement regarding the recent failure of political leaders in Georgia to reach an agreement with the mediation of Christian Danielsson, the personal envoy of European Council President Charles Michel.
“We are deeply disappointed with the political leaders in Georgia for their inability to reach an agreement last Tuesday despite the best efforts deployed by the European Union to help put an end to the current political crisis. Both the ruling and the main opposition parties taking part in the discussions are to be blamed for this outcome and a special responsibility lies with the party in government.
“The European Parliament in particular will call for consequences in terms of EU financial assistance, including both a suspension of further disbursements of and an increase in conditionality linked to EU Macro Financial Assistance and budget support programs,” reads the statement.
By Ana Dumbadze