The EU Joint Communication on Eastern Partnership policy beyond 2020 was published in Brussels yesterday, 18 March. For Georgia it means continued strong support to economy, job creation, connectivity & democratic institutions. A new focus was placed on environment, health and the digital agenda.
EU Ambassador Carl Hartzell said: “The new strategy sets out new, ambitious targets for the Eastern Partnership. Thanks to all our partners in Georgia who have contributed in the consultation process. Economic development, connectivity and job creation will remain top of our agenda, alongside support to strong democratic institutions. Among the novelties we find an increased emphasis on the environment and health, which I personally warmly welcome as I know that Georgia stands well prepared to profit in these areas. Also, mirroring the EU’s own priorities, we should be able to do more on the digital agenda, helping an advanced partner like Georgia to go further and faster in modernising its economy and society. We are looking forward to continue discussing all these issues in the run-up to the next Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels on 18 June.”
For More Information
- Joint Communication: Eastern Partnership policy beyond 2020: Reinforcing Resilience – an Eastern Partnership that delivers for all
- Press Release: Eastern Partnership: new policy objectives for beyond 2020
- Memo: The Eastern Partnership policy beyond 2020
- Factsheet: Eastern Partnership beyond 2020
- Factsheet on EU-Georgia relations