Euro crisis not to force Georgia to give up EU integration
Georgia, Tbilisi, March 23 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Georgia aspires to the EU and the euro crisis will not change its decision, Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia Tornike Gordadze told journalists at the EU Eastern Partnership forum.
Gordadze noted that the Baltic States became members of the European Union, and it was an achievement for EU citizens.
"Some believe that the enlargement of the EU weakens the euro, six or seven countries make decisions more easily than 27-28. However, integration between the countries deepens each time when extending, which is very important. I am confident that enlargement will
strengthen both the euro and the EU" Gordadze said.
He also discussed the issue of Russian-Georgian relations, noting that Georgia has recently suffered a war which purpose was to wrest the country from its European roots.
"There was an attempt to stop the process of Georgia's integration into the European Union. We recognize that democracy is a guarantee of stability, and these two concepts don't exist without each other. We declared a policy of integration into the EU," Gordadze said.