Italy’s Eastern Neighborhood Policy: Georgia in Context

Marco Siddi Italy’s economic and diplomatic presence in the European Union’s Eastern neighborhood has increased since the 2000s. The expansion of trade and diplomatic contacts with Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries has complemented Italy’s long-standing relationship with Moscow, which contin...
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“Empowering Regional Journalists for Fact-Based Reporting on Euro-Atlantic Integration” – US Embassy

Project: “Empowering Regional Journalists for Fact-Based Reporting on Euro-Atlantic Integration” Donor: US Embassy Duration: 01/09/2017 – 1/07/2018 Budget: 23,400 USD The project aims to empower journalists in Georgia’s regions and minority-populated areas, through training, re-granting and ...
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GIP presents its new policy paper “Georgia-China Relations: The Geopolitics of the Belt And Road”

On October 2, 2017, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) presented the policy paper “Georgia-China Relations: The Geopolitics of the Belt And Road” by GIP Policy Analyst Joseph Larsen. The presentation took place at Impact Hub in Tbilisi. The paper provides an overview of the current state o...
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What the Saakashvili Situation Means for Georgia and Ukraine

*Shota Gelovani The now stateless former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili was candid when interviewed by France24 about the revocation of his Ukrainian citizenship: “Everybody understands that this whole thing stinks.” The stripping of his citizenship is the logical conclusion of spoiled...
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GIP Hosts Black Sea Summer University

The Georgian Institute of Politics hosted Black Sea summer school from July 20th to 26th at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. “EU and the Black Sea region: new realities and a changing geopolitical context” was the main topic of the academic program, around which various important su...
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The DCFTA – A Chance for Georgia to Benefit from the EU’s Transformative Power?

Irakli Jgharkava* The geopolitical shift resulting from the European Union’s Eastern Enlargement in 2004 led to the introduction of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), an ambitious program designed to enhance political and economic relationships between the EU and its eastern and southern nei...
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Facing the Problem of Georgian Criminality in the EU

Jelger Groeneveld* For three months now Georgia has enjoyed visa-free travel to the European Union’s Schengen zone, a fact celebrated in Tbilisi as a major achievement of the country’s European integration ambitions. Since then, Georgian media sources have raved about the numbers of Georgians tr...
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Public lectures – “Reviewing Europeanization – State of the Art”

EU institutions, policies, and theories of integration were the main topics discussed over three days of public lectures delivered by Prof. Dr. Andrea Gawrich. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) hosted Prof. Gawrich (Justus Liebig University Gießen) from 20-22 June 2017 within the f...
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What should be Georgia’s next goal after Visa liberalization?

Georgia has signed the Association Agreement and achieved visa liberalization with the European Union (EU), obtaining the two main “carrots” made available by the EU through the Eastern Partnership format. In light of that, what should be Georgia’s next (realistic and concrete) for...
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