EU Ambassador hopes October elections will end difficult period in Georgia

EU Ambassador hopes October elections will end difficult period in Georgia

Pawel Herczynski, the European Union Ambassador to Georgia, on Wednesday expressed his hope that the upcoming elections in October will mark the end of the current difficult period and bring a return to common sense. 

Herczynski emphasised that the decision to join the European Union lied with the Georgian people, stating, it is up to the Georgians to decide whether they want to join the European Union or not. From our side, the issue is clear: Georgia is a candidate for membership, and we are waiting for you."

In his comments, Herczynski highlighted the EU's unwavering support for Georgia's independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. "The European Union is here for Georgia; we will always support the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Georgia - not only in words, but also in deeds," he affirmed. Herczynski pointed to the EU's long-standing monitoring mission in the region, which has been in place for 16 years, working towards a resolution for the two occupied regions.

Herczynski also underscored the substantial financial support provided by the EU to Georgia, noting that the aid given to the government was ten times greater than that provided to civil society. "We have supported Georgia with substantial financial assistance, as you have seen. Our support to the government of Georgia is ten times more than the support provided to civil society," he said.

The Ambassador reiterated the EU's commitment to strengthening Georgian institutions and democracy through expert knowledge and various tools. "We have always utilised our tools, expert knowledge, and teachings to strengthen Georgian institutions and democracy," he stated. Herczynski emphasised that the choice of alliances and friendships remained solely with Georgia. "It is up to Georgia to decide who is its friend and who is its enemy. We are fully at the disposal of Georgia, the Georgian people, and the government. We want Georgia to be a very successful country, and we are waiting patiently," he added.Addressing the current state of EU-Georgia relations, Herczynski acknowledged the challenges but remained hopeful for a positive outcome following the elections. "Currently, our relations are going through a difficult period. There will be elections in October, and I sincerely hope that this difficult period will end, and common sense will prevail. It is up to the Georgians to decide if they want EU membership or not. From our side, the issue is clear: Georgia is a candidate for membership, and we are waiting for you," he concluded.





Pawel Herczynski, the European Union Ambassador to Georgia, on Wednesday expressed his hope that the upcoming elections in October will mark the end of the current difficult period and bring a return to common sense. 

Herczynski emphasised that the decision to join the European Union lied with the Georgian people, stating, it is up to the Georgians to decide whether they want to join the European Union or not. From our side, the issue is clear: Georgia is a candidate for membership, and we are waiting for you."

In his comments, Herczynski highlighted the EU's unwavering support for Georgia's independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. "The European Union is here for Georgia; we will always support the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Georgia - not only in words, but also in deeds," he affirmed. Herczynski pointed to the EU's long-standing monitoring mission in the region, which has been in place for 16 years, working towards a resolution for the two occupied regions.

Herczynski also underscored the substantial financial support provided by the EU to Georgia, noting that the aid given to the government was ten times greater than that provided to civil society. "We have supported Georgia with substantial financial assistance, as you have seen. Our support to the government of Georgia is ten times more than the support provided to civil society," he said.

The Ambassador reiterated the EU's commitment to strengthening Georgian institutions and democracy through expert knowledge and various tools. "We have always utilised our tools, expert knowledge, and teachings to strengthen Georgian institutions and democracy," he stated. Herczynski emphasised that the choice of alliances and friendships remained solely with Georgia. "It is up to Georgia to decide who is its friend and who is its enemy. We are fully at the disposal of Georgia, the Georgian people, and the government. We want Georgia to be a very successful country, and we are waiting patiently," he added.Addressing the current state of EU-Georgia relations, Herczynski acknowledged the challenges but remained hopeful for a positive outcome following the elections. "Currently, our relations are going through a difficult period. There will be elections in October, and I sincerely hope that this difficult period will end, and common sense will prevail. It is up to the Georgians to decide if they want EU membership or not. From our side, the issue is clear: Georgia is a candidate for membership, and we are waiting for you," he concluded.