Promote and Act for Europe – GIP launched a new exciting project

Since December 2019, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) implements a new project “Promote and Act for Europe”, which is financially supported by the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union. The project aims at promoting discussion and reflection on EU issues among ethnic minority ...
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GIP Director delivered speech at a public hearing of the European Parliament’s AFET Committee

On 21st of January, 2020 GIP Director Dr. Kornely Kakachia, delivered speech in Brussels, at a public hearing of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), where he was officially invited by the Chair of AFET, Dr. David McAllister. Public hearing on “The Eastern Partn...
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Future of Eastern Partnership – Georgian Perspective

In the summer of 2019, the European Union launched consultations with Georgian CSOs on the future of the Eastern Partnership. In response to this process, on the initiative of the Open Society Georgia Foundation, five Georgian think tanks have produced a joint document describing the ways of tra...
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Georgia’s Dangerous Slide Away From Democracy

Kornely Kakachia, Bidzina Lebanidze Originally published by Carnegie Europe It’s a repetition Georgia could do without. This strategically important country in the Caucasus has been beset by yet another political crisis. This time, the catalyst was the government’s failure to follow through on...
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Does EU have role in stopping backsliding in Georgia?

Kornely Kakachia, Bidzina Lebanidze  Originally posted by EUobserver The EU’s eastern neighbourhood is in flux. The collapse of the pro-reform government in Moldova and the stagnation of anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine was recently followed yet by another political crisis in Georgia. On 14...
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What does the veto on opening talks with Albania and North Macedonia mean for the European aspirations of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine?

Expert Comment #9 | November, 2019 On October 15, EU ministers failed to agree to start the talks that could lead to Albania and North Macedonia joining the EU. While a handful of countries opposed the process with respect to Albania, only France vetoed opening talks with North Macedonia. After the ...
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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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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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