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№119: Georgia after the Riga Eastern Partnership Summit
№119: Georgia after the Riga Eastern Partnership Summit

Author(s): Teona Turashvili, Konrad Zasztowt
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, International relations/trade
Published by: PISM Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Georgia;Eastern Partnership;Caucasia;
Summary/Abstract: With the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga set for 21–22 May, Georgia is seen as one of the mostadvanced EaP members in terms of adoption of European standards. The country is quite successful interms of building a democratic and transparent state, which is both rare and sets an importantprecedent in the post-Soviet region. Still, such positive changes in Georgia are not irreversible, andmany reforms are only at the initial stage. The EU should offer more support, and encourage thegovernment in Tbilisi in reforming state institutions. Priority should be given to the justice sector, publicadministration, and local government in order to secure democratic governance and a fair politicalenvironment for further transformation. Moreover, the EU should also increase support for Georgia’scivil society, which is the most efficient “whistle-blower” in the event of bad practices such ascorruption, cronyism or use of prosecutors and the judiciary against political opponents.

  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English