GIP in the Hague: “Future of the Eastern Partnership policy: How far does the European identity extend?”

GIP Deputy Director, Renata Skardziute-Kereselidze, took part in a roundtable discussion “Future of the Eastern Partnership policy: how far does the European identity extend?”, organized by the Dutch party D66 on June 25 in the Hague....
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The 2019 European Parliament elections – lessons for the Eastern Partnership?

Laura Gelhaus[1] The 2019 European Parliament elections were marked by one of the most visible campaigns in the EU’s history, even declared “decisive for the future of our continent” by French president Emmanuel Macron.[2] In its immediate aftermath, much is still uncertain. This includes the ...
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A new book by Bidzina Lebanidze – “Russia, EU and the Post-Soviet Democratic Failure”

SpringerVS published a new book by GIP Senior Policy Analyst – Bidzina Lebanidze – “Russia, EU and the Post-Soviet Democratic Failure”. This publication is a part of the Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft book series (VGPO) By studying the influence of the two main external ac...
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Press Release: Upcoming seminar at Grigol Robakidze University for young journalists and students on EU Foreign Policy and DCFTA implementation in Georgia

On May 22, 2019 The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) will conduct a seminar for young journalists and students at Grigol Robakidze University, who are interested in EU Foreign Policy  and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) implementation in Georgia....
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Roundtable discussion in Ireland – “Prospects and Challenges for the Europeanisation of Georgia”

On April 24 GIP Director, Kornely Kakachia, was invited to speak at the roundtable discussion – “Prospects and Challenges for the Europeanisation of Georgia” organized by  the Institute of International and European Affairs – Ireland’s leading think tank on European and Internatio...
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GIP hosted its annual Democracy Conference “Polarization trap: Georgia’s democracy on the edge of trust crisis and the rise of populism” #GEODEM2019

The rise of populism and the polarization of political parties and the media are two of the most problematic issues that Georgia faces today along its path to democratization. In spite of the actuality of these topics, there is a lack of sufficient knowledge and academic discussion about these probl...
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Compendium of Policy Briefs 2019

Salome Minesashvili, Levan Kakhishvili,Bidzina Lebanidze, Nino Robakidze The four policy briefs in the publication introduce policy recommendations to tackle the trust crisis, polarization, and populism in Georgia. In particular, the publication focuses on the effect the decreasing level of trust in...
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GIP, IPRE & ACGRC to facilitate effective Visa Liberalization in Georgia, Moldova and Armenia through experience sharing

The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) together with the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE, Moldova) and the Analytical Center on Globalization and Regional Cooperation (ACGRC, Armenia) have launched a new project “Facilitating Effective Visa Liberalization in Georgia, Moldova an...
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Rise of Nationalist Populism in Georgia: Implications for European Integration

Bidzina Lebanidze[1] This policy brief explores to what extent the rising wave of populist nationalism in Georgia affects the process of Georgia’s approximation to the EU. Normatively speaking, the populist nationalist discourse in Georgia is Eurosceptic as it legitimizes itself through opposition...
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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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