Georgia: the verdict is in before the trial starts
The European People’s Party’s criticism of the new Georgian government is reflexive and wrong.
Appeared in print on 20.12.2012
Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s president, may have conceded defeat in elections on 1 October, but it seems that the president of the European People’s Party, Wilfried Martens, has not yet come to terms with the result. At recent meetings of EPP leaders in Bucharest and Brussels, Martens criticised charges brought by police against some members of Saakashvili’s United National Movement (UNM).