Georgia's European Ambition
On April 28, The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) arranged a seminar on Georgia’s European ambitions and the challenges involved.
Georgia, located between Russia to the north and Turkey to the south, has for the past decade set out on a declared journey of European integration. In 2014, Georgia signed an association agreement and a comprehensive free trade agreement with the European Union (EU). Currently, the country’s government is in the process of finalizing negotiations for visa-free access to the EU.
What makes Georgians see Europe as their home? What are the obstacles to Georgia’s European ambitions?
David Bakradze, State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.
Johan Engvall, Research Fellow at UI’s Russia and Eurasia Programme.
The seminar was moderated by Björn Fägersten, Head of UI’s Europe Programme.