The analysis of progress in the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement was written by Michael Emerson and Dr Tinatin Akhvlediani of CEPS and is available on the European Parliament`s website. Significant progress has also been made in consolidating Georgian parliamentary democracy, following the agreement reached on 8 March 2020 between the constitutional reform and the agreement of the main political parties on the electoral system that will be applied to the 2020 parliamentary elections, after a long period of internal political turbulence. The situation of the judiciary remains a matter of concern due to shortcomings in the procedures for the selection of judges and a series of proceedings against the opposition, which have raised concerns about the impartiality of the judicial system. Georgia is invited to implement the recommendations of its international partners such as the Venice Commission and the OSCE/ODIHR,” the rapporteurs said. 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. The agreement establishes a preferential trade regime – the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA). This regime improves market access between the EU and Georgia, based on better coordinated rules. The DCFTA has been applied provisionally since 1 September 2014. The Association Agreement, much of which entered into force provisionally in September, has been fully ratified by Georgia and all EU Member States.  On 18 December 2014, the European Parliament approved the Association Agreement. MEPs supported the Treaty by 490 votes in favour, 76 against and 57 abstentions.
 The agreement entered into force on July 1, 2016.  The EU and Georgia meet regularly to discuss issues and best practices in the application of the Agreement. The committees meet regularly. 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. 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.