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Experts Assess Recent Events, Divided About the Possibility of Snap Elections

Expert Polls #15, Georgian Institute of Politics, July, 2021

The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) conducted its fifteenth Expert Poll during July 7 to 17. Twenty-seven Georgian and international scholars and political observers replied to questions about the recent political events and the upcoming local elections in Georgia. The observers seem to be divided on key political issues, their opinions being split on the questions as to whether the Georgian Dream (GD) is likely to win sufficient votes in the upcoming local elections to avoid having to (more…)

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Polarization and Fragmentation of Georgian Political Landscape: Implications for Democracy Expert Interview with Dr. Fernando Casal Bértoa

Interview by Teona Zurabashvili, GIP Junior Policy Analyst

‘’Democracy is not a zero-sum game. The opposition also has the right to govern; they also have the right to win… In Georgia, the government should know that opposition is not their enemy or adversary. That’s one of the serious problems of Georgia. And that’s why democracy is not consolidated. (more…)

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Virtual Round Table Discussion: A new era or more of the same? Germany and the EaP countries after the 2021 German parliamentary elections

On 15 July, GIP hosted the Virtual Round Table Discussion: A new era or more of the same? Germany and the EaP countries after the 2021 German parliamentary elections. The event was part of the project “Georgia’s Europeanization: Assessing Progress Post 2020”, organized with the support of the Open Society Georgian Foundation (OSGF). It brought together policy practitioners and scholars from Germany for exchange of knowledge and critical discussion on the possible scenarios after the 2021 parliamentary elections in Germany and whether the EaP countries and Russia should expect a new era in German foreign policy or rather continuation of old policies. (more…)

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GIP MA thesis award

We are pleased to announce that GIP awards the College of Europe student Lucie McAnea for the best MA Thesis on the Eastern Partnership (EaP)!

Lucie will receive a GIP prize for the thesis titled ‘Where there is a will, there is a way? Tracing the role of ‘speaking with one voice’ in the EU’s CSDP missions in Georgia and Somalia’.

GIP established its special prize for the best MA Thesis on Eastern Partnership for College of Europe students last year on the basis of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) and the College of Europe. (more…)

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