European Parliament could not agree on text of resolution on Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb. 27 /Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
The European Parliament failed to adopt a resolution on Georgia, as agreement was not reached on its text.
Representatives of the United National Movement of Georgia (UNM) and the European People's Party faction demanded inclusion of a section on police's responsibility for the events at the National Library in Tbilisi on February 8, when a fight broke out between protesters against the president's speech and deputies from the minority. However, members of the Georgian Dream delegation, the Green Party faction and the Party of European Socialists in the European Parliament were against this.
As the head of the Georgian delegation Tina Khidasheli said, agreement was reached on all sections, except for two specific proposals. In particular, UNM deputy Giorgi Kandelaki demanded that the resolution states that the ruling forces exert political pressure on the opposition, and that police inaction during a protest on February 8 is mentioned in the text.
Member of the delegation from the minority Giorgi Vashadze expressed regret that the resolution was not adopted, although "everyone agrees with those, who are more important for the country."
"But these priorities turned out to be not important for representatives of the majority. We compose a minority in the delegation and were not able to overcome their resistance," Vashakidze said.