Georgia: The Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ilia Darchiashvili, said that the Government had completed work on the second part of the EU Membership questionnaire.
The FM also went on to say that after completing the technical part of the document, the Government will hand over the completed document to the European Commission on May 10.
“Georgia has completed the work on the second part of the EU questionnaire, the document needs to be prepared only on technical issues, and we plan to submit the last part of the questionnaire to the European Commission by May 10,” Darchiashvili said.
As you know, the second part of the questionnaire was more technical and sectoral in nature, and a lot of effort was put into its preparation. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the state agencies, and sub-departments who took part in this very important process,” Darchiashvili said.
Georgia’s EU membership questionnaire was handed over to Georgia on April 11 in Luxembourg.
The questionnaire is an official document used by the EU in the country assessment process. A candidate country may be sent thousands of questions that require complex answers. Questions about the human rights situation in the country, reforms, education, culture, agriculture and many other areas.
After passing the questionnaire, the European Commission will develop an opinion on granting candidate status to the country, which will send it to the Council of Europe. The questionnaire is one of the assessment tools.
Georgia applied for EU membership on March 3.
The Head of the Government, Irakli Gharibashvili, handed over the first part of the questionnaire to the EU Ambassador Carl Hartzel.