Georgia and the Eastern Partnership: Democratization without Conflict Resolution

Issue & Policy Briefs March 17, 2010, No. 22

Although providing for further integration with EU institutions, the Eastern Partnership does not offer Georgia what the country desires the most: security guarantees and avenues for the restoration of its territorial integrity. There are, however, possibilities for further EU involvement in these spheres, but only if Georgia delivers on democratic reforms. Georgia also needs to see signals from the EU that conflict resolution and security are not out of the picture in the longterm and that the EU leaves the door open for further engagement.

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