EU and Georgia adopt revised Association Agenda

EU and Georgia adopt revised Association Agenda

EU and Georgia adopt revised Association Agenda

The FINANCIAL -- The EU and Georgia have adopted a revised EU-Georgia Association Agenda for the period 2017-2020.

According to the EU Delegation to the country, the new document builds on the previous Agenda for the 2014-2016 period and establishes a set of jointly agreed priorities towards further implementation of the Association Agreement, including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA).

The revised Association Agenda maintains a practical framework for achieving political association and economic integration between the EU and Georgia, and sets out an ambitious programme of reforms for the years to come. It addresses a wide range of issues such as strengthening democratic institutions, the rule of law, independence of the judiciary, respect for human rights, cooperation on foreign and security policy and peaceful conflict resolution.

It also incorporates economic and trade elements, including a dedicated DCFTA chapter and cooperation in a number of sectors such as energy, transport, employment and social policy, according to EU Neighbours East Info.

“The EU will continue supporting Georgia in a number of ways as it implements the Association Agenda,” the EU said in a press release. “These include financial support, technical expertise and advice, information sharing and capacity building.”