Why Law Enforcement Matters for Georgia’s European Integration

Teona Surmava*  Georgians gained the right to travel visa-free to the Schengen zone on March 28. That milestone had been a long-standing goal of Georgia’s government and society. Four years in the process, practical work toward visa liberalization started when the Visa Liberalization Action Plan ...
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Round Table Discussion “Georgia in European Discourses: Trends and Challenges”

Georgia’s European integration depends on the policies and priorities of its European partners as well its own successful reforms. As a leader in both the European Union and NATO, France is worth studying in detail. On 10 April 2017, the Georgian Institute of Politics...
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German Foreign Policy Explained

Silvia Stöber  Georgia continues to make progress in Euro-Atlantic integration. In 2014 it signed an Association Agreement with the European Union and received a Substantial Package from NATO, and this year its citizens gained the right to travel visa-free within the Schengen area....
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What Brexit means for the EU, Russia, and Georgia

Alexander Kupatadze* Despite some recent positive developments (i.e., visa liberalization for Georgia) the outlook for future EU-Georgia relations is grim. There is little clarity of what, if anything, will come next in terms of Georgia’s further integration with the EU....
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“Domine, quo vadis?” – Georgian Vulnerability to the EU’s Uncertain Future

Tatia Dolidze Europe is both celebrating and commiserating the 60th anniversary of the Rome treaties as it coincides with the biggest identity crisis the Union has witnessed since the signing of those treaties....
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Elections 2017: Rocking the Dutch Boat

Jelger Groeneveld Board Member, International Security & Defense division, D66 liberal democratic party, Netherlands Would the Netherlands be the first domino to fall to populism in mainland Europe’s election season? That was the main focus of international media last week, despite the fact th...
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A Reluctant Partner: Georgian-German Relations Revisited

Kornely Kakachia Georgian Institute of Politics PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 463 March 2017 For Georgia, the enacting of an Association Agreement with the EU in the summer of 2016 was a pivotal moment in cementing its strategic bonds with Europe....
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