Posted: 2 weeks ago

Statement by President Von der Leyen on the Situation in Georgia

Statement by President von der Leyen on the situation in Georgia.

I am following the situation in Georgia with great concern and I condemn the violence in the streets of Tbilisi.

Georgia's citizens are demonstrating their strong attachment to democracy. 

The Georgian government should heed this clear message.

The European Union has also clearly expressed its concerns regarding the law on foreign influence.

The Georgian people want a European future for their country.

In recognition of these aspirations, the European Council in December gave Georgia candidate status and set out a clear path to the opening of accession negotiations.

We expect the Georgian government to take swift action on the measures they have committed to take as a candidate country.

Georgia is at a crossroads. It should stay the course on the road to Europe.