Workplace Drug Testing: A Blind Spot of the Drug Policy Reform

Lorraine Vaney The Georgian zero-tolerance drug policy, inherited from the Saakashvili administration, has faced wide criticism lately. Revisions are currently being discussed at Parliament, based on the recommendations of the  Georgian Drug Policy Platform. In the context of a tense social debate,...
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Assessment of 2017 by Georgian and international experts

The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) conducted a survey to sum up 2017 as part of the “expert polls” project. The poll collected opinions and assessments about the ongoing political and economic processes in the country and its future prospects from 20 well-informed Georgian and internationa...
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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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NGOs : The decision made by the Supreme Court strengthens the doubts concerning the interference of the government in the court decision making process

We are deeply concerned by the decision, made on March 2 by the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court of Georgia, stating that the owner of Rustavi 2 shares will become Kibar Khalvashi (60%) and Ltd Panorama (40%)....
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