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Five Years of EU-Moldova Visa Free Travel

Iulian Rusu*

The visa free travel regime with the EU is considered one of the key results of EU-Moldova cooperation since the Eastern Partnership (hereinafter EaP) was launched in May 2009. To date, over 2.1 million Moldovan citizens (over 60% of the population) have travelled to the EU without visas. Moldova continues to respect the requirements for visa free travel to the EU: state-issued documents comply with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) security standards. (more…)


Mapping Georgia’s Visa-Free Progress: The Quest for a Preventive Strategy

Tatia Dolidze*

This paper examines EU-Georgia post-visa free official discourse, facts and statistics against the negative benchmarks identified in the Visa Suspension Mechanism, which was introduced as a measure of self-defense by the European Union. The evaluation of relevant data confirms the legal basis for triggering the suspension mechanism, (more…)



Public Lecture & Round Table Discussion – “Between Limited Statehood and Contested Orders: How to Foster Societal Resilience in the EaP Countries”. 

On October 1, 2019 the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP), in the framework of the Horizon 2020 EU-LISTCO project, hosted a public lecture and a round table discussion to dissect the risks coming from contestations of the liberal international order, and discuss ways to foster social resilience in the Eastern Partnership countries. The event took place at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. (more…)


GIP participated in a public discussion – “10 Years of the Eastern Partnership – What Can We Do Better?” – in Berlin

On September 26, 2019 the Embassy of Georgia in the Federal Republic of Germany hosted a public discussion – “10 Years of the Eastern Partnership – What Can We Do Better?”.

Invited by the organizers – South Caucasus office of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung – to moderate the panel discussion, Prof. Kornely Kakachia, director of  the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP), (more…)


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