On March 23, 2023, members of the European Economic Cooperation Platform (EECP) met with the Ambassador of the European Union, Pawel Herczynski and Head of the European Investment Bank Regional Representation, Maciej Czura, at the European Union Delegation to Georgia to deepen collaboration and exchange views.
Launched in June 2022, the EECP today brings together 33 members aimed at facilitating dialogue between representatives of the business sector, including BSOs/Bilateral Chambers/NGOs, IFIs, European diplomatic community and policy makers to develop a favourable social-economic climate and non-discriminatory, transparent business environment.
In this context, the EECP business association representatives shared their views and comments with the EU Delegation, in terms of Georgia’s progress, thus contributing to the preparation of the Annual Report 2023 in the framework of the Enlargement Package.
For each of the criteria – political, economic criteria and European standards (chapters) – an evaluation will be made of Georgia’s progress since the adoption of the Commission Opinion on Georgia’s application for membership of the European Union (adopted on 17.06.2022) as well as the Analytical Report (adopted on 01.02.2023). Progress will be measured in terms of concrete decisions taken, adopted legislation, measures implemented and structures currently in place and functioning.
The Delegation has already held consultations with key stakeholders such as civil society organisations and international financial institutions. Written contributions by all contributors should be sent by 14 April 2023 to the following email address: DELEGATION-GEORGIA-ANNUAL-REPORT@eeas.europa.eu with the subject: Georgia 2023 Report – (Name of your organisation) contribution.
The meeting was organised within the framework of the project “Promoting European Business and Economic Interests in Georgia” supported by the European Union.