Czech Republic grants ‘safe country’ status to Georgia

 Czech Republic grants ‘safe country’ status to Georgia

The Czech Republic has decided to put Georgia on the list of safe countries, according to the Georgian Interior Ministry.

The Czech Republic is the 12th country in the EU/Schengen zone to put Georgia on the safe country list. The other countries to list Georgia as a safe country are Bulgaria, France, Lichtenstein, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Iceland, Luxembourg, Ireland, Estonia and Denmark.

"Putting Georgia on the safe country least is a demonstration of the country’s political stability, economic development and positive environment for human rights protection and safety," Agenda.ge cited the Georgian Interior Ministry as saying.

The resolution has already taken effect. Therefore, Georgian asylum-seekers’ applications will be examined in an accelerated mode.

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