The FINANCIAL -- The decision was made by the Ministry of Justice of Ireland. Georgia was put into the category of safe countries along with other East European countries.
Ireland is the nineth out of twelve countries in the EU/Schengen area to have granted Georgia the status of safe country following Luxemburg, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Bulgaria, Austria and Iceland.
This decision points to the western partners’ recognition of democratic reforms and protection of human rights in Georgia, according to MFA of Georgia.
Ireland will use an accelerated procedure for consideration of asylum applications filed by Georgian citizens.
Ireland’s decision will be effective as of 16 April 2018.