Maltese MP says Georgia “should receive” EU candidacy in December

MP Glenn Bedingfield said his country supported the EU enlargement. Photo: Bedingfield’s Facebook, 18 Sep 2023 - 15:51, Tbilisi,Georgia

Glenn Bedingfield, an MP in the Maltese Parliament, on Monday said Georgia should receive the European Union membership candidate status in December. 

In a meeting with Maka Botchorishvili, the Chair of the European Integration Committee of the Georgian Parliament, the MP also urged the country to proceed with democratic reforms, the Georgian Parliament’s press office said.  

He also stressed both the Government and the wider public should be engaged in the country’s European integration efforts, and added receiving the status was a “merit-based” process and that his country supported the bloc’s enlargement.

The  European Council has been scheduled to decide on Georgia’s stats in December, following the final report and recommendations by the European Commission in October on Georgia’s implementation of the reform agenda.