President of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili, says Georgia has moved from the leading position to the last place in the Associated Trio.
“I returned to Georgia after very contrasting visits. On the one hand, I had an extraordinary reception and extraordinary expression of support for Georgia in Italy, where I paid a state visit for the first time in 25 years, where the Treaties of Rome were signed 65 years ago on March 25, 1957. A country where Europe was born and from which European civilization originated, the first legislation was written and became the inspiration for the idea of Europe. Thus, it was a most important visit at this crucial stage of our European journey.
“Then I arrived in Brussels to meet the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, where I found a very different picture. Due to the situation, I was planning to visit France and Poland as well. I will not go into detail on procedural issues. In this case, there was neither a written request nor a response: it was done orally because it was urgent. In Brussels, I saw a picture which can be called a spoiled case. July 19 of the previous year, the declaration in Batumi of the Associated Trio, which was signed on our initiative, was one of the most important stages. It was clear then that Georgia was a leader. It is a spoiled case that a year later Georgia has moved from the leading position to the last. The spoiled case has been clearly revealed in various ways and the first was the European Parliament resolution,” the President said.