EU gives Georgia membership questionnaire
TBILISI. April 11 (Interfax) - European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi gave Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili a questionnaire connected to Tbilisi's request for EU membership in Luxembourg on Monday.
According to Georgian media reports, the questionnaire has 40 pages and 369 questions for the Georgian administration to answer. After the questions are answered, the issue of Georgia's possible EU membership will be considered at the summit of the organization in June.
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said earlier on Monday that Georgia would submit the completed questionnaire to Brussels shortly.
"All the benefits, the progress achieved in relations with the EU in the past few years are the achievement of our authorities, the ruling party, starting from the signing of the association agreement, and also free trade, visa-free regime, now an official membership request, all these things are connected to Georgian Dream. I expect us to have close cooperation with the parliament, other relevant parties, which will contribute to this process," Garibashvili said.