• Tinatin Akhvlediani is a Researcher at CEPS’ Foreign Policy unit. Her expertise and publications are focused on ICT and trade. Her geographic area of expertise is Central and Eastern European Countries and Eastern Partnership with a specific focus on the EU’s Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Apart from research, Tinatin is also co-teaching a master’s degree course on International Trade Policy at the University of Warsaw.Tinatin holds a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Warsaw, Master’s degrees in International Economics from the University of Warsaw and European Economic Studies from the College of Europe and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tbilisi State University.Before joining CEPS, she worked as a research assistant at the Digital Economy Lab, jointly established by the University of Warsaw and Google, and as an academic assistant at the College of Europe. Since 2017, Tinatin is leading a research project granted by the National Science Centre of Poland on ICT and trade in Central and Eastern Europe. On this topic, she conducted research visits at Indiana University in the United States, Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies in Austria and Shanghai University in China. Her research outcomes have been presented at the international conferences in Europe as well as in Canada, the United States, China and Australia.

17/02/2021 Tinatin Akhvlediani

2020 Deliverables: How Strong is Strong Enough for Georgian Economy?

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  • Tinatin Akhvlediani is a Researcher at CEPS’ Foreign Policy unit. Her expertise and publications are focused on ICT and trade. Her geographic area of expertise is Central and Eastern European Countries and Eastern Partnership with a specific focus on the EU’s Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Apart from research, Tinatin is also co-teaching a master’s degree course on International Trade Policy at the University of Warsaw.Tinatin holds a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Warsaw, Master’s degrees in International Economics from the University of Warsaw and European Economic Studies from the College of Europe and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tbilisi State University.Before joining CEPS, she worked as a research assistant at the Digital Economy Lab, jointly established by the University of Warsaw and Google, and as an academic assistant at the College of Europe. Since 2017, Tinatin is leading a research project granted by the National Science Centre of Poland on ICT and trade in Central and Eastern Europe. On this topic, she conducted research visits at Indiana University in the United States, Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies in Austria and Shanghai University in China. Her research outcomes have been presented at the international conferences in Europe as well as in Canada, the United States, China and Australia.


Publish Date:
17-02-2021

In 2016, the EU and the EaP countries agreed on an ambitious agenda to deliver strengthened  economies by 2020. In line with this agenda, Georgia has developed an institutional and regulatory framework as foreseen by the Deliverables and has attracted mostly positive marks for its progress on reaching the 2020 Targets. However, in practice, the operational environment for the new regulatory frameworks remains weak and the country struggles to reap the benefits of aligning its laws with the EU. As a result, despite the significant progress Georgia  has achieved within the EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP), its bilateral cooperation with the EU as set out in the EU-Georgia Association Agreement (AA) and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), the Georgian economy still faces a number of systemic problems and remains fragile to regional and global shocks. This policy paper reviews the progress made by Georgia on delivering economic strengthening by 2020 and puts forward actionable policy recommendations for Georgia, as well as for the EU.

Author

  • Tinatin Akhvlediani is a Researcher at CEPS’ Foreign Policy unit. Her expertise and publications are focused on ICT and trade. Her geographic area of expertise is Central and Eastern European Countries and Eastern Partnership with a specific focus on the EU’s Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Apart from research, Tinatin is also co-teaching a master’s degree course on International Trade Policy at the University of Warsaw.Tinatin holds a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Warsaw, Master’s degrees in International Economics from the University of Warsaw and European Economic Studies from the College of Europe and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tbilisi State University.Before joining CEPS, she worked as a research assistant at the Digital Economy Lab, jointly established by the University of Warsaw and Google, and as an academic assistant at the College of Europe. Since 2017, Tinatin is leading a research project granted by the National Science Centre of Poland on ICT and trade in Central and Eastern Europe. On this topic, she conducted research visits at Indiana University in the United States, Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies in Austria and Shanghai University in China. Her research outcomes have been presented at the international conferences in Europe as well as in Canada, the United States, China and Australia.

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Tinatin Akhvlediani

Tinatin Akhvlediani is a Researcher at CEPS’ Foreign Policy unit. Her expertise and publications are focused on ICT and trade. Her geographic area of expertise is Central and Eastern European Countries and Eastern Partnership with a specific focus on the EU’s Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Apart from research, Tinatin is also co-teaching a master’s degree course on International Trade Policy at the University of Warsaw.Tinatin holds a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Warsaw, Master’s degrees in International Economics from the University of Warsaw and European Economic Studies from the College of Europe and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tbilisi State University.Before joining CEPS, she worked as a research assistant at the Digital Economy Lab, jointly established by the University of Warsaw and Google, and as an academic assistant at the College of Europe. Since 2017, Tinatin is leading a research project granted by the National Science Centre of Poland on ICT and trade in Central and Eastern Europe. On this topic, she conducted research visits at Indiana University in the United States, Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies in Austria and Shanghai University in China. Her research outcomes have been presented at the international conferences in Europe as well as in Canada, the United States, China and Australia.