Meeting with the European Commissioner

European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi met business and youth representatives in Tbilisi. The meeting was moderated by the Chair of the EBA John Braeckeveldt. Ten members of the association attended the event. EBAYouth Board member Rati Gholijashvili participated as a panellist.

The Commissioner highlighted the EU’s new Economic and Investment Plan for Georgia and the region. The plan will for example support transport connections across the Black Sea, including direct ferry lines linking Georgia with the EU. He also discussed challenges and opportunities facing Georgian business and youth. The topic was of the interest of EBA, as youth empowerment is one of the key priorities for the association.