Georgia and the EU’s Eastern Partnership: a Swedish Perspective

Martin Kragh[1] The ‘hybrid war’ waged by Russia against Ukraine since 2014, which was preceded by the short-lived Russia-Georgia War in 2008, has exposed the wider conflict between the respective goals and ambitions of the EU and Russia in their shared neighbourhood. The Kremlin’s belligerenc...
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Beyond top-down democratisation: protests of Georgian students, ‘ravers’ and workers

Tornike Bakakuri Over the last couple of years, Georgia’s protesting scene has experienced an interesting transformation – the emergence of self-organised groups and networks, exerting direct pressure on the state instead of relying on political parties and the international community. This blog...
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GIP organized a meeting between Thomas Buchsbaum and representatives from Georgian think-tanks, NGOs and academia

On December 11, 2018 Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) hosted a closed meeting of representatives from Georgian think-tanks, NGOs and academia with the Austrian Special Envoy on Eastern Partnership, Ambassador H.E. Thomas Buchsbaum. The event aimed at discussing Eastern Partnership initiative, ...
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The Future of the Eastern Partners: 6 Lessons from the Western Balkans

Frauke Seebass In the fifteen years since the Thessaloniki declaration confirmed the European accession partnership with the Western Balkans, only Croatia has succeeded in joining the Union. However, a new momentum has emerged this year, with the Commission seeing a new “credible enlargement persp...
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GIP participates in the roundtable discussion on Georgia’s Europeanisation at Clingendael

On October 22, GIP Director, Kornely Kakachia and GIP Deputy Director – Renata Skardžiūtė-Kereselidze, were invited to speak at the roundtable discussion – “Prospects and Challenges for the Europeanisation of Georgia” by Clingendael Institute in the Hague, Netherlands. With the launch of...
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Georgia in European Discourses: Swedish Perspective

On 10 October the Georgian Institute of Politics hosted the public discussion: “Georgia in European Discourses: Swedish Perspective” at Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF). The event was made possible with the support of the Embassy of Sweden in Tbilisi and in partnership with the Open Soc...
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GIP organized a public discussion in Berlin about the Eastern Partnership

The Georgian Institute of Politics, the Institut für Europäische Politik, the George C. Marshall Center and the Aspen Institute Germany jointly organized a public discussion “The Eastern Partnership – A Reality Check and the Way Forward”, in Berlin on 25 September. The event brought together...
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GIP co-organizes event in Berlin – “The Eastern Partnership – A Reality Check and the Way Forward”

The Georgian Institute of Politics, the Institut für Europäische Politik, the George C. Marshall Center and the Aspen Institute Germany are jointly organizing a public event on the topic “The Eastern Partnership – A Reality Check and the Way Forward” on September 25, 2018 in Berlin.  Me...
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Georgia in European Discourses: Austrian Perspective

On 11 April The Georgian Institute of Politics hosted the public discussion: “Georgia in European Discourses: Austrian Perspective” at Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF). The event was made possible with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Austria and in partnership with the ...
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Life Without EU Membership: The Case for a Multi-Speed EaP

Bidzina Lebanidze The recent Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Brussels highlighted once again the gap between the expectations of the Eastern partners and the European Union. The advanced Eastern partner countries aspire for nothing less than full EU membership – something which the European Co...
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