Yesterday the Georgian Parliament ratified the accession agreement with all 89 members of the Parliament present voting unanimously in favour. The Energy Community welcomes Georgia’s accession and the commitment for approximating Georgia’s energy sector with the European Union energy market rules. Notification of Georgian accession to the Energy Community therefore remains only a formality.
The Protocol on the Accession of Georgia to the Energy Community Treaty was signed on 14 October 2016, during the 14th Energy Community Ministerial Council. With Georgia’s accession, the Energy Community expands to ten Parties: European Union and nine Western Balkan and Eastern European / Black Sea Region Contracting Parties.