Delegation of the European Union to Georgia

TeamEurope delivers a message for Europe Day in Georgia

09/05/2020 - 11:04
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The EU, its Member States, the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development are coming together in a Team Europe response to assist Georgia especially during the Covid crisis.

Full text of the statement: 

Today is Europe Day. Today we commemorate and celebrate a Declaration presented by French foreign minister Robert Schuman exactly 70 years ago. The Declaration was a call to end the logic of war on the European continent for a vision of peace, prosperity, and cooperation between European nations.
70 years later, this vision has developed into a peaceful and prosperous European Union currently made up of 27 countries with 450 million citizens. And we are proud to extend this spirit of solidarity to a close partner like Georgia, especially in this time of crisis. 
Europe Day is a reminder that we are all Stronger Together. The European Union, its Member States and institutions are working for a stronger Europe, a stronger Georgia and for stronger EU-Georgia relations.
We are Team Europe in Georgia, and today is Europe Day!

The video features the following speakers in order of appearance: 

H. E. Mr Arad Benkö, Ambassador of Austria
H.E. Ms Dessislava Ivanova-Kozleva, Ambassador of Bulgaria 
H. E. Mr Diego Colas, Ambassador of France 
H. E. Mr Hubert Knirsch, Ambassador of Germany 
H.E. Ms Kai Kaarelson, Ambassador of Estonia 
Mr Jorge Lucini Serrano de Haro, Charge a.i. of Spain
H. E. Mr Dimitrios Karabalis, Ambassador of Greece 
H. E. Mr Petr Mykiska, Ambassador of the Czech Republic
H. E. Ms Viktoria Horvath, Ambassador of Hungary 
H. E. Mr Enrico Valvo, Ambassador of Italy
H.E. Mr Giedrius Puodžiūnas, Ambassador of Lithuania 
H. E. Ms Maaike van Koldam, Ambassador of the Netherlands
H.E. Mr Mariusz Maszkiewicz, Ambassador of Poland
Ms. Anisoara Maria Mihai, Charge d’Affaires a.i. of Romania
H.E. Pavel Vizdal, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic 
H. E. Bert Schoofs, Ambassador of Belgium
H. E. Ms Arja Makkonen, Ambassador of Finland
H. E. Mr Michael Forbes, Ambassador of Ireland
H. E. Ms Florence Ensch, Ambassador of Luxembourg
H. E. Mr Tomaz Mencin, Ambassador of Slovenia
Ms Catarina Bjorlin Hansen, Regional Director, Caucasus of European Bank of Reconstruction and Development
Mr  Marek Szczygiel, Head of Mission European Union Monitoring Mission
Mr Maciej Czura, Head of Regional Representation for the South Caucasus for European Investment Bank
H. E. Mr Carl Hartzell, EU Ambassador 

More information on TeamEurope support to Georgia can be found here