Trendy Tbilisi: where Georgian fashion meets public diplomacy

Lorraine Vaney In the last three years, the Georgian fashion scene has gone through an unprecedented development. Tbilisi became a new hot-spot for buyers and opinion makers looking for authenticity, avant-gardism and exoticism. The capital of Georgia certainly took advantage of the dynamics rul...
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What could change in the composition of the European Parliament? Should Georgia be worried?

Ketevan Goletiani* Citizens of the 27 EU member states will elect a new European Parliament in 2019. Internal tensions within the European Union and Brexit will influence these elections, as will turbulence on the international stage and migration-related and social challenges, which will result in ...
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Not EU’s world? Putting Georgia’s European Integration in Context

Bidzina Lebanidze, Mariam Grigalashvili One of the main shortcomings of academic and policy-relevant studies that explore Euro-Atlantic integration processes in Georgia and in the other Eastern Partnership (EaP) states is the tendency towards EU-centrism – they focus exclusively on Western actors ...
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GIP Report Presentation – “Not EU’s world? Putting Georgia’s European Integration in Context”

On 13 September 2018 the Georgian Institute of Politics, with the financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), presented a new publication – “Not EU’s world? Putting Georgia’s European Integration in Context” by GIP analysts – Bidzina Lebanidze and Mariam Grigalashvil...
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Black Sea Summer University – Call For Applications

EU and the Black Sea Region: New Realities and a Changing Geopolitical Context Tbilisi, July 20-26, 2017 Working Language: English Apply for a chance to attend Black Sea Summer University organized by...
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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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Georgia and Germany in the Euro-Atlantic Space: Between Expectations and Reality

Mikheil Sarjveladze PhD student University of Cologne The combination of an uninformed society and emotional attitudes toward European integration is a bad one, and one that can result in wild public mood swings. Based on my observations, perceptions of European integration—particularly among memb...
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