Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia held and led the 66th Meeting of an EU Integration Commission of Georgia.
Participants of the meeting discussed the Report to be submitted to the European Commission, which was developed for the first time in line with the Copenhagen Criteria within the scope of the EU Extension Package under the coordination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
The European Commission will be assessing Georgia according to the so-called Copenhagen Thematic Criteria on the grounds of the referred Report, covering the political, economic and sectoral chapters.
It was noted at the meeting that Georgia transitioned to Extension Countries from the Associated Country on the grounds of the European Perspective granted to Georgia in line with the decision made by the European Council in June 2022. Thus, the European Commission will annually develop its Assessment Report on Georgia along with other countries in the accession process.
Report developed according to the structure of the Copenhagen Criteria, consists of 35 chapters and covers activities carried out over the past year in its quest for EU integration. Work on the Report started at the end of February in line with the request of the European Commission and the process engaged every public institution of the country, legislative and judicial authorities.
Report includes legislative, institutional and other types of activities carried out to this date since May 2022, including the information broken down by various sectors and activities implemented within them.
The Assessment Report will be released by the European Commission in autumn of 2023, on the grounds of which the European Council will consider granting the status of an EU Candidate Country to Georgia at the end of 2023.
The Action Plan for EU Integration of Georgia for 2023 was approved by the Commission and it covers significant measures planned towards this end during the year.