Facilitating Effective Visa Liberalization in Georgia, Moldova and Armenia through Experience Sharing – Compendium

Tatia Dolidze, Iulian Rusu, Stepan Grigoryan  Visa liberalization with the EU has been one of the most tangible benefits of European integration for several of the EU’s Eastern partner countries and, prior to that, for accession candidates in the Western Balkans. Not only has visa-free travel led...
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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 visa...
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GIP participated in a public discussion – “Georgia and the EU–Looking for a Common Vision for the EaP”

On October 10, Dr. Kornely Kakachia, director of the Georgian Institute of Politics, was invited to participate in a public discussion – “Georgia and the EU–Looking for a Common Vision for the Eastern Partnership (EaP)” – organized by the Heinrich Böll Foundation Tbilisi Office. The event...
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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...
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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 pan...
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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 leg...
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EU-Armenia Relations in the Framework of Visa Facilitation and Liberalization

Dr. Stepan Grigoryan Obtaining a visa-free regime with the EU is one of the main goals set both in the EU’s Eastern Partnership and in the 2019 Programme of the Government of Armenia. The final stage for reaching the visa-liberalization agreement, namely the Visa-Dialogue between the EU and Armeni...
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A new article by Kornely Kakachia and Bidzina Lebanidze explaining Ukraine’s and Georgia’s drive towards Europe

Journal of Contemporary European Studies published a new article by GIP Senior Policy Analysts – Bidzina Lebanidze and Kornely Kakachia – “Defying marginality: explaining Ukraine’s and Georgia’s drive towards Europe”...
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