EU threatens Georgia with suspension of funding

TBILISI (Agencies): The EU could leave Georgia without funding, said Viola von Cramon, a member of the group of MEPs overseeing its efforts to support democracy outside the EU.

The parliamentarian re-cently made a working trip to the territory of Georgia. Her visit took place immediately after the ruling party “Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia” decided to annul the agreements with the opposition, which were signed with the mediation of the President of the European Council Charles Michel.

“I call on the Georgian Dream to return to the agreement. As for the question, what will happen if she doesn’t. Back in March, we discussed the suspension of the macrofinance tranche, and based on the reaction of my colleagues, I can conclude what they really think about it, ”said Viola von Cramon.

She did not rule out that European countries and the United States can act together on this issue. Plus, the politician reminded Tbilisi that the European Union is allocating large sums to Georgia.

The EU expects that all funds are spent on the right projects and programs, and do not remain in the pockets of individual officials.

It is worth noting that Viola von Cramon never met with representatives of the ruling party of Georgia during her visit. She limited herself to one ultimatum addressed to the Georgian Dream.

Political scientist Oleg Matveychev previously called Georgia a “protectorate and six” of the United States. In his opinion, the politicians of this country go to meet Washington in literally everything.

In April, the head of the European Council Charles Michel proposed a plan called “The Future Path of Georgia”, which was signed by the representatives of the authorities of this country and a number of opposition associations on 19 April.The plan is said to involve a compromise between the ruling party and its opponents.

The document spells out the conditions for holding early elections in the country and there is a clause on the release of political prisoners.

On Saturday afternoon, Sputnik radio reported that Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili suspected the opposition of receiving money from Kiev.

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