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EU Expedites Association Agreements With Georgia, Moldova

Civil Georgia
April 15, 2014

EU Reaffirms Support to Early Signature of AA with Georgia, Moldova

Tbilisi: EU foreign ministers, who met in Luxembourg on April 14, reiterated support to “early signature” of Association Agreements, including its deep and comprehensive free trade treaties, with Georgia and Moldova “no later than June.”

The foreign ministers’ meeting, which focused mainly on Ukraine, reaffirmed that further deepening of EU-Georgia and EU-Moldova relations “will have a positive impact on stability and socio-economic development, for the benefit of all the citizens of the two countries.”

“The EU encourages Georgia and the Republic of Moldova to continue implementing reforms as part of their commitment to further strengthen the political association and economic integration with the EU,” the EU foreign ministers said.

Meanwhile EU delegation in Tbilisi released on April 14 a ten-page fact sheet (pdf), calling it the “myth-buster”; it said that “recently there have been various myths spread about the EU-Georgia Association Agreement/Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA).”

The fact sheet lists and responds to 40 “myths” ranging from assumptions that the EU will “force Georgia to legalise gay marriage” and that the Association Agreement “challenges the authority of the Georgian Orthodox Church” to allegations that DCFTA “will harm the Georgian economy.”


Civil Georgia
April 15, 2014

EU Plans Investment Conferences in Georgia, Moldova

Tbilisi: EU will hold investment conferences in Moldova and Georgia on the occasion of the visit of European Commission President José Manuel Barroso to those countries on June 12 and 13, respectively, according to the European External Action Service (EEAS).

The EU plans to sign the Association Agreements, including deep and comprehensive free trade treaties with Georgia and Moldova no later than June.

EEAS said that the conferences will focus on business activity and investment in Moldova and Georgia; discussions will also focus on what the deep and comprehensive free trade agreements will mean in practical terms for businesses.

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  1. rosemerry
    April 15, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Moldova, rolled over, as important as georgia which seems to be a fixation of the USA, just like Israel.

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