16:14, 8 November 2023
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 8, ARMENPRESS. The European Union's executive recommended on Wednesday that the bloc grants formal candidate status to Georgia, if and when it fulfils remaining conditions, Reuters reports.
"The Commission recommends that the (European) Council grants Georgia the status of a candidate country on the understanding that certain reforms steps are taken," Reuters quoted European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen as saying.
The outstanding conditions include Georgia aligning itself with the EU's foreign policy sanctions, pushing back against disinformation and political polarisation, as well as ensuring a free and fair 2024 election.