Report Presentation: Building a New Momentum for European Integration of the Balkan and Eastern European Associated States

On 21 June, in cooperation with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), GIP hosted a presentation of the recent report by CEPS on “Building a New Momentum for European Integration of the Balkan and Eastern European Associated States”, comparing the path towards EU integration between thes...
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Black Sea Security Under Strain: Why the Stakes Are Higher After the Nagorno-Karabakh Ceasefire?

Ivanna Machitidze The autumn war in Nagorno-Karabakh and the outcomes of the ceasefire turned unexpectedly into a gamechanger, with implications far beyond the South Caucasus. In the aftermath, the escalation of events created long lasting shifts in the region’s dynamics....
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Georgia’s future with the European Union

Jelger Groeneveld Since the 2003 Rose Revolution subsequent Georgian governments have strongly expressed their ambitions of western integration, specifically membership of NATO and the EU. These aspirations have been welcomed in Brussels and Washington, while membership remained a divisive issue wit...
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Jean Monnet European Dialogue – Next Step towards Consensus-Oriented Politics

Nino Samkharadze[1] Although the first stage of the EU’s mediation during the ongoing Georgian political crisis initially failed, Georgian political parties continue to discuss the terms of the agreement within the EU’s mediation framework.[2] During different stages of the discussion pr...
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GIP participated in the “European Policy Center (EPC)” political dialogue

On April 21, Prof. Kornely Kakachia, the Director of the Georgian Institute of Politics, together with Marina Kaljurand, Member of the European Parliament, participated in a webinar “Georgia’s Political Crisis and the Effectiveness of the EU’s Response – What next? “. The f...
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EU Mediation in Georgia’s Political Crisis: What did We (not) Understand?

Nino Samkharadze  [1] For five months, Georgia has faced a severe political crisis that has been worrying enough for its European partners to express unprecedented interest in the country’s ongoing political processes. Indeed, the EU has been actively involved  in attempting to solve the cri...
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MEPs statement on Georgia: open discussion with civil society and media

The Georgian Institute of Politics organized an open discussion between civil society, media and the Members of European Parliament (MEPs) on their recent statement on Georgia, on April 7, 2021. The online meeting brought together over 60 participants, including MEPs representing different European ...
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Workshop for creating analytical videos about Georgia’s inclusive Europeanization

On March 19, 2021, the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) organized one more workshop for the participants of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet project to assist them in the process of creating analytical videos about Georgia’s inclusive Europeanization. More specifically, the aim of the workshop was to ...
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Should Georgia Apply for EU Membership in 2024?

Expert Comment #15 | February, 2021 A plan to submit a formal application for EU membership by 2024 was announced recently by the ruling Georgian Dream party. The decision was announced a few weeks before the parliamentary election, during the election campaign, and was later confirmed by a parliame...
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