Three German parties forming a new coalition government have declared their support for the European integration of the Eastern Partnership countries, including Georgia.
The Social Democrats, Greens, and Free Democrats reached a deal yesterday to form a new government in Germany, with Olaf Scholz replacing Angela Merkel as chancellor.
The new coalition agrees to cooperate with the EU and its member states to ‘further develop’ the Eastern Partnership.
States such as Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia that are striving to join the EU should be able to converge through consistent reforms based on the rule of law and market economy, they wrote.
The Eastern Partnership, launched in 2009, is a joint initiative of EU member states and their Eastern European partners – Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine.
Ten years after the creation of the Eastern Partnership initiative, the foreign ministry of Georgia declared that the country had taken all the opportunities which it offered.
In June 2021, Belarus suspended its membership in response to strict economic sanctions imposed by the EU.