Georgia’s Foreign Policy and Its Alignment with the EU CSFP
For Georgia to become a member of the EU, it has an obligation to prove to Brussels that its economic and democratic institutions are stable. This is something that many current members of the EU still struggle with. But Georgia’s democratic development has been under a significant threat due to the increasing influence of totalitarian states like China and Russia, and Tbilisi’s current swing toward Moscow. This trend not only distances Georgia from its collaboration with the EU and the U.S. but also complicates its chances of becoming a full member – or even a partner – of the EU. Tbilisi’s ties with Russia and active opposition to European values and interests contradict the EU’s core principles.
Read this Expert’s Take by Niklas Swanström on Georgia and the EU at the Georgian Institute of Politics.
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