Domagoj Hajduković, the Chair of the European Affairs Committee of the Croatian Parliament, on Monday said he hoped the “injustice” of European Union bodies denying Georgia the bloc’s membership candidate status in 2022 would be “corrected” with a decision on the matter later this year.
I sincerely hope that the injustice towards Georgia will be corrected by the end of the year and Georgia will become a [EU] candidate country”, Hajduković said.
The Croatian official noted that the world was facing a “global crisis, a global challenge” following the Russian invasion of Ukraine last year.
The European project, its peace component, has never been more important than now. As we look to the future of our continent and the European Union, we must not forget [about] the [EU’s] enlargement”, he continued.
Hajduković stressed the bloc’s “peace project” would be “impossible to achieve”, and the EU would “not be perfect”, without Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, North Macedonia, Albania, Serbia and Kosovo - the countries aspiring to join the bloc.