EU’s aid to Georgia over past seven years amounts to €938.4 million

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In 2014-2020, the European Union has allocated 938.4 million euros for assistance to Georgia. This is stated in a document assessing the assistance provided to the country over the past seven years. In the document, which was released by the EU representation in Georgia on Monday, the "limited progress" in terms of both judicial reform and human rights was provided among the shortcomings.

The document shows that agriculture and rural development had the largest share (€253 million) of the aid given in seven years, followed by connectivity (€171 million), economic development and market opportunities [€168 million], justice and democratic governance (€109 million), public administration reform and public financial management (€90 million).

The evaluation document made a mention of the assistance in the field of justice, stating that “significant progress” has been made over years, including gender-based violence, juvenile justice, legal aid and access to justice. "However, the progress achieved in the field of independence of the judicial system is small. Cases of retreat in the fields of democracy and human rights are obvious", the newsletter reports.

Regarding public administration, the document refers to "increasing accountability and transparency". Despite this, public confidence in public institutions has declined and the capacity of many public institutions remains low. This shows that the system of public administration, with which an ordinary citizen comes into contact in his daily life, is still imperfect".

The assessment stresses that public confidence in the European Union remains high.

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EU’s aid to Georgia over past seven years amounts to €938.4 million

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Read: 501     11:00     20 Сентябрь 2022    

In 2014-2020, the European Union has allocated 938.4 million euros for assistance to Georgia. This is stated in a document assessing the assistance provided to the country over the past seven years. In the document, which was released by the EU representation in Georgia on Monday, the "limited progress" in terms of both judicial reform and human rights was provided among the shortcomings.

The document shows that agriculture and rural development had the largest share (€253 million) of the aid given in seven years, followed by connectivity (€171 million), economic development and market opportunities [€168 million], justice and democratic governance (€109 million), public administration reform and public financial management (€90 million).

The evaluation document made a mention of the assistance in the field of justice, stating that “significant progress” has been made over years, including gender-based violence, juvenile justice, legal aid and access to justice. "However, the progress achieved in the field of independence of the judicial system is small. Cases of retreat in the fields of democracy and human rights are obvious", the newsletter reports.

Regarding public administration, the document refers to "increasing accountability and transparency". Despite this, public confidence in public institutions has declined and the capacity of many public institutions remains low. This shows that the system of public administration, with which an ordinary citizen comes into contact in his daily life, is still imperfect".

The assessment stresses that public confidence in the European Union remains high.

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