Georgia: European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi on Monday handed over the European Union membership questionnaire to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili.
The questionnaire has 369 questions, which is considerably less than those sent to other EU partners. Previously, nations wishing to join the Union were sent a form with between 2,000 and 5,000 questions.
The European Commission will prepare a report and send it to the European Council following the Georgian authorities’ response to the questionnaire. Georgia has one and a half months to finish the questionnaire.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia posted on Twitter that Commissioner @OliverVarhelyi has handed the questionnaire to Foreign Minister @iliadarch. Georgia’s European integration has now been upgraded to another level. We’re looking forward to continuing working in this direction & achieving the ultimate goal – becoming a member of the European Union!
Commissioner @OliverVarhelyi has handed the questionnaire to Foreign Minister @iliadarch. 🇬🇪's European integration has now been upgraded to another level. We're looking forward to continuing working in this direction & achieving the ultimate goal – becoming the member of the 🇪🇺! pic.twitter.com/7mDzuR48QM
— MFA of Georgia (@MFAgovge) April 11, 2022
Furthermore, On March 11, the European Council invited the European Commission, the executive branch of the EU, to submit its opinions on the Republic of Moldova’s and Georgia’s EU membership applications.
On March 3, Georgia officially applied for European Union membership, with Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili signing the membership application for the country.
This is a new and important phase in relations between Georgia and the EU. Georgia is just one more step away to become part of the EU.
And this will be marked as another important milestone in EU-Georgia relations and towards achieving the ultimate goal- becoming a member of the European Union.