EU says Georgia making clear progress on its reform agenda

The report says that Georgia's AA commitments, including as regards its DCFTA, have been implemented in line with agreed timelines., 01 Feb 2019 - 07:05, Tbilisi,Georgia

The European Commission has released its third Association Implementation Report on Georgia which assesses Georgia's commitments under the EU-Georgia Association Agreement over the past year.

The report, released ahead of the EU-Georgia Association Council to be held in Brussels on 5 March, says that continued legislative reform, as well as the implementation of rules and standards by Georgia are crucial to allow its citizens to fully benefit from the close relationship between the EU and Georgia.

The European Union and Georgia have excellent relations that we further intensified over the past year. Since March 2017, more than 300,000 Georgian citizens have been able to travel visa-free to the Schengen area for short stays, and since 2009, more than 63,000 businesses and farmers have received loans," the EU High Representative/Vice-President, Federica Mogherini said.

She claimed that the European Union will continue to accompany and support the Georgian authorities in implementing important reforms under the Association Agenda," which provides priorities for our joint work until 2020 - reforms that are bringing more and more benefits to Georgian and EU's citizens alike"

The EU ambassador to Georgia tweeted.