Georgia can apply for EU membership if it complies with democratic principles

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Tbilisi, Georgia, April 18
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Eastern Partnership countries have a European perspective and can apply for EU membership in case of compliance with the principles of democracy.

"The European Parliament stresses that the association agreements with Ukraine and other countries of the Eastern Partnership are not the end point in relations with the EU," according to the European Parliament's resolution recently passed in Brussels. "The European Parliament also stressed that in accordance with Article 49 of the Treaty on European Union, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as any other European country, have a European perspective and can apply for EU membership in compliance with the principles of democracy, respect for fundamental freedoms and human rights, minority rights and ensuring the rule of rights."

This session is the last one before the elections to the European Parliament, scheduled for May 23-25.

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