Beyond top-down democratisation: protests of Georgian students, ‘ravers’ and workers

Tornike Bakakuri Over the last couple of years, Georgia’s protesting scene has experienced an interesting transformation – the emergence of self-organised groups and networks, exerting direct pressure on the state instead of relying on political parties and the international community. This blog...
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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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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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The EU’s Visa Suspension Mechanism Explained

Mariam Grigalashvili, PhD student of International Relations Tbilisi State University GIP Analyst  On Dec. 7, 2016, the European Council and European Parliament reached agreement on the visa liberalization suspension mechanism,...
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