არჩევნები 2016

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  • The suspension mechanism wasn’t directly connected to Georgia, but it was the main barrier hindering us from getting visa - free travel. After this decision, there are no other barriers that could hinder the quick implementation of visa liberalization. We assume that this will happen in the nearest future.

    President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, on Visa Liberalziation.
    President: We Assume that Visa Liberalization Will Happen Soon
  • Currently, the EU Member States and the European Parliament are considering the so-called suspension mechanism. But what is really at stake is much more than the balance of power in the EU political system. The legitimate hopes and aspirations of the neighboring nations, as well as the reputation of the European Union, are at stake... They took up this challenge in the firm belief that the EU would abide by its undertakings and deliver on its promises. So let me repeat that what we risk losing here are not only social, political and economic interests, not only the future of our relations with all our neighbors, but also - and especially - our own credibility… .It would be an unforgivable mistake if we did not make all efforts to complete this project...I believe that we will find a rapid agreement on the suspension mechanism. Time is not on our side, but we still are able to win this race.

    Chairperson of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in a letter to the European Parliament President, Martin Schulz asking for the timely completion of the visa liberalization process for Georgia and Ukraine.
    Tusk: We Risk Our Own Credibility by Not Delivering on Promises
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