Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine to create ‘EU+3’ format
The foreign ministers of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine have signed a joint statement on the establishment of a so-called EU+3 format including the three Eastern Partnership countries in order to advance their goals of European integration.
The three countries look to strengthen sectoral cooperation with the EU in transport, energy and other fields and request the full implementation of the EU’s four liberties (the freedom of goods, services, capital and labour).
The Georgian, Moldovan and Ukrainian FMs also condemned the violation of their territorial integrity and called on the EU to actively engage in such EaP matters.
The statement was signed by Georgian foreign minister Davit Zalkaliani, Moldova’s foreign affairs and European integration minister Nicu Popescu, and Vadym Prystaiko, their Ukrainian counterpart on December 5, in Bratislava.