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Burden-sharing in Conflict Mediation? Intergovernmental Spillover and EU Mediation in Georgia and Ukraine

Lozka Katsiaryna
Working Paper, November 2020 / #11

Over the last two decades the European Union (EU) has been criticised for its rather limited role as a security actor in the conflicts in its Eastern neighbourhood, prioritizing the areas of “low politics” (Popescu 2010). It has partly been explained by the intergovernmental foreign policy and lack of a united stand versus Moscow. How do these constraints impact EU activities as a mediator and what role does the EU play in conflict mediation? (more…)

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Polling Wars in Georgia: Can it undermine public trust?

Expert Comment #13 | October, 2020

In democracies, opinion polls are a vital tool which offers politicians, parties, legislators and policy-makers a unique glance at the views and preferences of the public. In recent months, the Georgian public has been bombarded with the results of various opinion polls. In addition to polls conducted by the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), which have long provided the Georgian public and political actors with such data, a number of TV stations and political parties have decided to launch, and publish, the results of their own public opinion surveys. (more…)

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Non-Paper on post-2020 EaP Deliverables for the three EaP partners – Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

The Non-Paper benefited from a series of policy dialogue exchanges, contributions and endorsements from a group of 37 EU, Georgian, Moldovan and Ukrainian researchers and think-tank experts and it is prepared for the attention of the European External Action Service (EEAS), European Commission (DG NEAR), Members of the European Parliament, Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the EU Member States, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

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GIP held a closed discussion on the future of EaP Deliverables framework

On October 15, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized a closed roundtable discussion “20 Deliverables for 2020 Implementation in Georgia: Assessment and the Steps Forward”. The discussion was organized in partnership with International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), and support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Georgia. (more…)

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