TBILISI, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Georgia on Sunday dismissed claims by a European center-right party the new government had not done enough to reform the South Caucasus country.
The Georgian government said in a statement a March 13 declaration by the European People's Party (EPP) calling on it to improve democracy, judicial independence and media freedom was obscure and ungrounded.
"It did not adequately study and assess the current status quo of the country," the statement said.
Georgia's judicial reforms had been carried out with full transparency and consideration of recommendations from the international community and the government had also increased media freedom, it said.
Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili last week addressed an open letter to the EPP, the largest party in the European Parliament, calling on its members to respect European values.