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Joint Statement on the second round of the parliamentary elections in Georgia.

JOINT STATEMENT BY THE CHAIR OF THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, MEP David McALLISTER, THE CHAIR OF THE DELEGATION FOR RELATIONS WITH THE SOUTH CAUCASUS, MEP Marina KALJURAND, THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT'S STANDING RAPPORTEUR ON GEORGIA, MEP Sven MIKSER, AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT'S LEAD MEMBER FOR DEMOCRACY SUPPORT ACTIVITIES IN GEORGIA, MEP Viola VON CRAMON-TAUBADEL,

on the second round of the parliamentary elections held on 21 November in Georgia.

Brussels, 23 November 2020 - "The second round of the parliamentary elections took place on Saturday in Georgia for the remainder of 17 seats still to be allocated under the majoritarian system.

Once again, we would like to congratulate Georgia, a key ally of the EU, on organising
these elections despite a challenging epidemiological context.

Statement on the situation in the run-up to the 2nd round of the elections in Georgia

Statement by the chair of the delegation for relations with the south caucasus, MEP Marina KALJURAND, on the political situation in the run-up to the second round of the parliamentary elections in Georgia.

Brussels, 17 November 2020 - "I wish to recall the European Parliament's prior assessment, in line with the findings of the international observers and notably the core team of experts and long-term observers deployed by the OSCE/ODIHR, that these elections were competitive, well-administered despite a difficult epidemiological situation and that fundamental freedoms, including the freedom of expression, were respected overall, notwithstanding some remaining shortcomings that need to be addressed.

Joint Statement by MEPs KALJURAND, KOVATCHEV, ZOVKO on Armenia-Azerbaijan agreement

Joint Statement by the Chair of the Delegation for relations with the South Caucasus, MEP Marina KALJURAND, the European Parliament's Standing Rapporteur on Armenia, MEP Andrey KOVATCHEV and the European Parliament's Standing Rapporteur on Azerbaijan, MEP Željana ZOVKO, on the agreement of 9 November on the cessation of hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.
Brussels, 13 November 2020 - "We took good note of the agreement on a complete ceasefire in and around Nagorno-Karabakh signed by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia on 9 November. We hope that this agreement will save the lives of both civilians and military personnel and open brighter perspectives for a peaceful settlement of the deadly conflict.

Joint Statement on the parliamentary elections held on 31 October in Georgia.

Joint Statement by the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, MEP David McAllister, the Chair of the Delegation for relations with the South Caucasus, MEP Marina Kaljurand, the European Parliament's Standing Rapporteur on Georgia, MEP Sven Mikser, and the European Parliament's lead Member for democracy support activities in Georgia, MEP Viola von Cramon-Taubadel, on the first round of the parliamentary elections held on 31 October in Georgia.

Brussels, 1 November 2020 - "We would like to congratulate Georgia, a key ally of the EU, on successfully organising the first round of the parliamentary elections despite a difficult epidemiological context.

After the signing of a historic agreement between Georgia's main political parties on 8 March, and the subsequent adoption in early summer of an election reform package that took into account some of the OSCE/ODIHR's past recommendations, it was a pivotal moment to assess the commitment of both authorities and political parties to uphold democratic processes and
the rule of law.

Statement by Ms KALJURAND on the continuing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

Statement by the Chair of the Delegation, MEP Marina KALJURAND, on the continuing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Brussels, 28 October 2020 - "I strongly condemn the continuing violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan, disrespecting the ceasefires agreed on 10, 17 and 25 October, and offer my deepest condolences for the lives that have been lost. Attacks on civilian population centres are totally unacceptable and must stop immediately and agreements made must be kept.

I urge both sides to halt all military actions, abandon inflammatory rhetoric and work with the Minsk Group Co-Chairs in order to re-start substantive negotiations as soon as possible.

MEPs McALLISTER, KALJURAND, KOVATCHEV and ZOVKO on Armenia and Azerbaijan

Joint Statement by the Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, MEP David McALLISTER,
the Chair of the Delegation for relations with the South Caucasus, MEP Marina KALJURAND,
the European Parliament' Standing Rapporteur on Armenia, MEP Andrey KOVATCHEV
and the European Parliament's Standing Rapporteur on Azerbaijan, MEP Željana ZOVKO

on the resumption of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Brussels, 27 September 2020 - "We are greatly concerned about today's renewed escalation of violence on the line of contact, which, according to reports, has yet again led to the deaths of military personnel and civilians.

We express our deep condolences to the families of the victims. We call for an immediate halt to these military confrontations.


Joint statement of 7 August 2020 on the anniversary of Russian aggression

Joint statement by the Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, MEP David McALLISTER, the Chair of the Delegation for relations with the South Caucuses, MEP Marina KALJURAND, and the European Parliament's standing rapporteur on Georgia, MEP Sven MIKSER, on the 12th anniversary of the Russian aggression against Georgia of August 2008:

"Today marks the 12th anniversary of the Russian aggression against Georgia. Its effects are still being felt: one fifth of the territory of Georgia remains occupied; hundreds of thousands of people are still unable to return to their homes and face restrictions of their fundamental rights and freedoms. Georgia continues to be the target of various Russian hybrid activities, such as disinformation campaigns and cyber-attacks.

"Nevertheless, this shocking event only strengthened Georgia's resolve to pursue Euro-Atlantic integration. Georgia has firmly established itself as a reliable ally and a key partner in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood..."

Statement by Ms Kaljurand on the recent clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

Statement by the Chair of the Delegation, MEP Marina Kaljurand, on the recent clashes on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

Brussels, 14 July 2020 - "We are greatly concerned about the renewed escalation of violence in the past days between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which has yet again led to the death of military personnel and a civilian in the Tovuz region.

We express our deep condolences to the families of the victims, and call for an immediate halt to these military confrontations.

Joint Statement by Ms Kaljurand and Mr Mikser on the new electoral system in Georgia.

Joint Statement by the Chair of the Delegation, MEP Marina Kaljurand and the European Parliament's Standing Rapporteur on Georgia, MEP Sven Mikser, on the enactment of Constitutional amendments on the new electoral system.

Brussels, 29 June 2020 - "We welcome the historic step that the Parliament of Georgia has made today by enacting the Constitutional amendments on the electoral system that will be applicable for the next parliamentary elections in October.

Georgian MPs have cleared the third and final reading by casting 117 votes in favour
out of 150.

This is an important milestone in the development of Georgia's democratic life.

Joint Statement by MS KALJURAND and Mr MIKSER on the new electoral system in Georgia.

Joint Statement by the Chair of the Delegation MEP Marina KALJURAND, and the European Parliament's Standing Rapporteur on Georgia MEP Sven MIKSER on the first reading of Constitutional amendments on the new electoral system.

Brussels, 22 June 2020 - "Yesterday, the Parliament of Georgia approved the Constitutional amendments on the new electoral system at the first reading. The overwhelming support

of the Georgian MPs, who cast 136 votes of favour out of 150, sends a positive signal as it testifies to a broadly consensual approach.

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