The European Union gives 27 mill euros to education reform in Georgia. (Photo published by the Ministry of Education and Science.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia will receive 27 million euros from the EU which is to be spent on reforms in education, professional training and employment.

The EU will allocate 35 million euros for Moldova and 25 million euros for Armenia. According to Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy, this is an award for the three countries for achievements in democracy and conducting democratic reforms.

The allocations are part of the EU’s Eastern Partnership Integration and Cooperation (EaPIC) program. The program provides financing to Eastern Partnership countries which achieve progress in human rights and democratic reforms.

On Sunday, the Georgian government issued a short statement explaining that 20 million out of 27 million will be directed to the state budget, while seven million will be spent on implementing technical and expert assistance programs.

According to the statement, Georgia received 22 million euros through the same program in 2012. This money is being spent on reforms in criminal law, border defense and migration issues.