"One thing is clear: the door is open for Georgia to join the European Union. However, if the government continues on its current path, if it persists in its current actions, this door will be closed. The Georgian people will bear the consequences; they will be impacted by the potential reduction or even cancellation of their European perspective. These are serious matters. If the current trajectory persists, the door to the European Union will not remain open," said Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, before the EU Foreign Affairs Council convened in Luxembourg.

The current situation in Georgia will be discussed at today's council meeting. As Borrell said, he will present a document to the foreign ministers of the 27 countries listing the EU's options concerning Georgia "in the short and medium term."

When asked if decisions regarding Georgia were expected today, the EU's High Representative replied, "No”.

“Operational decisions will not be made today because today is about an orientation debate. As I mentioned, I am presenting a comprehensive analysis of our potential actions, and the ministers are deliberating on it. Therefore, do not expect concrete decisions today; this is a political orientation debate."

"However, there are short-term measures that can be considered, such as discontinuing support through the European Peace Facility, terminating high-level political contacts, or evaluating the cessation of direct financial support to the government,

We aim not to impact Georgian citizens further or cause them more distress, but these options are under consideration and have been outlined. By the end of the day, I will be able to inform you about the ministers' response to my proposals,” Borrell added.

Following the Georgian Dream parliamentary majority's approval of the Russian Foreign Agents law despite extensive protests, appeals from Western partners, and the president's veto, discussions on EU countermeasures have commenced.

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