Georgia Knocking on Europe’s Door

Russia, Georgia, and the EU Association Agreement

12/06/2014 | by Liana Fix

DGAPkompakt 10, June 12, 2014, 7 pp.

Category: Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements, Central and Eastern European countries

On June 27, Georgia will sign an Association Agreement with the EU—the same type of agreement that triggered revolution and crisis in Ukraine. Despite all efforts to reduce its dependency on Russia, Georgia remains in a vulnerable position. Russian pressure is to be expected, either in the run-up to the signing or in its aftermath, while Georgia will stay in the EU’s antechamber, without NATO security guarantees. Will the EU be able to keep the country on the European track?

© European Union, 2014

European Commissioner Štefan Füle with the Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Maia Panjikidze

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