In order to improve their relations, the EU and Georgia have started negotiations for an Association Agreement (AA) and a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement.  In November 2012, Stefan Fule, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, said that negotiations on AA could be completed by November 2013.  In February 2013, Tamar Beruchashvili, Georgia`s Deputy Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, stated that Georgia had no intention of joining the customs union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, where Fule warned that Ukraine would be incompatible with agreements with the EU.  The Eastern Partnership Summit on 29 November 2013 held a para-opening ceremony for the AA by Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton.   It was adopted on 27 The EU, Euratom, its Member States and Georgia had to formally ratify it on 6 June 2014. A second agreement regulating the country`s participation in EU crisis management operations was also signed.  The analysis of progress in the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement was drafted by Michael Emerson and Dr Tinatin Akhvlediani of CEPS and is available on the European Parliament`s website. The EIA consists of two parts, an opening analysis carried out internally by DG EPRS and an external briefing document by CEPS. The EIA was ready to support the European Parliament`s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) in its monitoring work. H. in its work on the annual implementation report of the EU Association Agreement initiative with Georgia. The Georgian parliament is expected to ratify the agreement in the second half of July.
Although all EU member states ratify the agreement for several years, the treaty provides for provisional application of parts of the agreement even before the EU member states and the European Parliament have completed the ratification process. The European Implementation Assessment (EIA) assesses the implementation of the EU Association Agreement (EAA), including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with Georgia. This assessment is an update of an assessment published in July 2018 and therefore assesses the implementation of EU AA from mid-2018 to date. The EIA highlights the progress and pitfalls in implementing reforms in Georgia and underlines the importance of the upcoming parliamentary elections for the democratisation of this Eastern Partnership Association Country. On 27 The European Union and Georgia signed the Association Agreement (AA) on 6 June 2014, including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA). . . .