Givi Mikanadze, an MP from the ruling Georgian Dream party, on Wednesday said the Georgian Parliament was on course to complete implementing the priorities set out by the European Commission last year for granting the country a European Union membership candidate status by the end of its spring session.
In his comments, Mikanadze noted most of the conditions had already been fulfilled “with high quality”, adding the lawmaking body was “heading to a process [leading to] all points [in the priorities] being fulfilled by the end of the spring session”.
The spring session of the Georgian Parliament is set to close on June 30.
In his comments, the MP also criticised a part of the domestic opposition for its refusal to participate in the work.
The [opposition] United National Movement [party] is the main destructive force, which from the very first day, when the European Commission defined the 12-point plan, has deliberately and damagingly avoided participation in the [implementation] processes”, Mikanadze said.
Earlier today, UNM Chair Levan Khabeishvili said his party would give the Government time until April 9 to implement the conditions or face protest rallies.