As the European Union (EU) integration debate intensifies, Georgia remains hopeful for Hungary's support, expressed by Georgian parliamentary majority member, Guram Macharashvili. Despite anxiety surrounding Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's potential to disrupt the process, Macharashvili emphasizes Hungary's consistent advocacy for Georgia's EU aspirations.
Georgia Counts on Hungary
According to Macharashvili, Hungary, under the leadership of Orban, has been a vocal proponent for Georgia's integration into the EU. This support is evident through public declarations and during high-profile visits between the two nations. Amid speculation about Orban's ability to hinder the EU's enlargement document, Macharashvili remains optimistic about the upcoming negotiations between Hungary and the EU.
Orban's Stance on EU Enlargement
Orban's stance on EU enlargement has been under scrutiny lately, with his insistence on avoiding any decision on Ukraine's membership talks during the upcoming summit of EU leaders. Despite this, Macharashvili is confident that Hungary will continue to be a significant ally in Georgia's journey towards EU candidacy status.
Positive Outcomes Expected
Macharashvili noted that all EU countries, particularly Hungary, are anticipated to back Georgia's candidacy. This expectation is based on the positive outcomes of past negotiations and the special relationship between Hungary and Georgia. As Georgia continues its journey towards EU integration, the support of Hungary, and the role of Prime Minister Orban, will be crucial in defining the country's path towards EU candidacy status.