The seven-hour talks ended the next and final round without an agreement. The statement was made after the meeting by the Special Representative of the President of the European Council. Christian Danielson lamented that “there was no willingness to compromise at the negotiating table.”
“Unfortunately, I have to say that no political party has made that decision. There were some elements that were agreed upon – electoral and justice reforms, and we will continue to work in this positive direction.
After all, the Western partners are not here to force the parties to make decisions, this is not a method used by the EU. Our method is mediation and the parties must compromise and deal with the challenges. Compromise strength and not weakness. European aspirations require compromises, especially for the ruling party, and of course high ambitions come with great responsibilities.
Unfortunately, there was no willingness to compromise at the table. “I will now report to President Michelle on what has happened this week and she will decide what the next steps will be and when she will step down,” Danielson said.
Danielson addressed the citizens of Georgia. The European diplomat says he understands citizens’ expectations of the process and their frustration. The representative of the President of the European Council emphasized the positive role of the media and the non-governmental sector in the negotiation process.
“Representatives of the non-governmental sector have made very useful proposals and the media has had a very high level of coverage of the process and this has made political leaders accountable. When I return to Brussels, I will say that such a strong civil society will one day turn the page and move forward. “We are still ready to help Georgia in every step on this path.” Said the mediator.