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Visa Free Travel comes into effect for Georgia

28 March 2017

From 28 March Georgian nationals with biometric passport can travel visa-free to the 26 countries of the Schengen Area and stay for 90 days in any 180-day period. Celebrations in both Tbilisi and Brussels marked the entry into force of the visa waiver…   Read more

EU celebrates 60 years since Treaty of Rome

25 March 2017

This year EU celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome. Over the last six decades, the EU has actively sought to not only bring peace and prosperity to Europe, but to use its influence for a more equal, democratic and stable world… Read more

EPC: Policy Briefing – Security sector reform in Georgia – Where are we?
Speaker(s): Giorgi Mghebrishvili, Minister of Internal Affairs, Republic of Georgia

23 March 2017

Within the frames of the work visit to Belgium, Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mgebrishvili visited European Policy Center (EPC) and participated in the round table format meeting. The meeting was attended by the members of the Georgian delegation, representatives of Euro Commission, embassies, international and non-governmental organizations and journalists. Minister spoke on the reforms recently implemented at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia as well as the progress achieved in the direction of the Euro-integration… Read more

Government of Georgia presented first ever Rural Development Strategy grounded on the best European practices

16 March 2017

The Rural Development Strategy 2017 – 2020 was adopted by the Government of Georgia in December 2016 with support from the European Union (EU), in cooperation with two United Nations agencies – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The long term rural development policy document was prepared under the EU-funded European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD)… Read more

Mikheil Janelidze has met representatives of various communities to discuss issues related to visa-free travel with the EU

10 March 2017

Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze and Deputy Foreign Minister Vakhtang Makharoblishvili, Director of the Consular Department and officials of the respective services of the Ministry met representatives of various communities to discuss issues related to visa-free travel with the EU. Information provided during the meeting concerned visa-free travel rules and regulations as well as preparatory works performed by the Georgian Foreign Ministry and consular offices abroad… Read more

Georgian Prime Minister Met with President of the European Parliament

1 March 2017

Georgia has been, and will always be, a reliable partner of the European Union on its eastern flank, a vitally important area for EU security, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili stated during his meeting with President Antonio Tajani of the European Parliament. The Head of Georgian Government congratulated Antonio Tajani on his election as President of the European Parliament and invited him to Georgia… Read more

Visa Waiver Regulation for Georgian Citizens Signed

1 March 2017

The new regulation allowing Georgian citizens to enjoy visa-free travel has been signed, with the signing ceremony at the European Parliament attended today by Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili…Read more

Council adopts regulation on visa liberalisation for Georgians

On 27 February 2017, the Council adopted a regulation on visa liberalisation for Georgians travelling to the EU for a period of stay of 90 days in any 180-day period. “This agreement will bring the people of Georgia and the EU closer together and will strengthen tourism and business ties. It follows the completion of the necessary reforms by Georgia, addressing document security, border management, migration and asylum. In addition, the recent adaptation of the suspension mechanism has made this agreement possible.” – said Carmelo Abela, Maltese Minister for Home Affairs and National Security… Read more

Georgian Prime Minister Met with EU High Representative Federica Mogherini

18 თებერვალი 2017

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission commended Georgia’s exceptional progress on its path toward the European Union, Federica Mogherini stated at today’s meeting with Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili…Read more

Georgia visa waiver approved by Parliament

2 February 2017

Georgian citizens will be able to enter the EU without a visa for short stays, under a new law passed by Parliament on 2nd of February. Parliament´s rapporteur for the proposal, Mariya Gabriel (EPP, BG), acknowledged the “broad and complex reforms” carried out by Georgia in order to get the visa waiver and thanked the country´s authorities and citizens for their consistency and patience. She also `congratulated them on the strength of their democratic conviction and noted that the visa exemption brings the country closer to the EU…Read more

Top EU officials praise successful cooperation with Georgia during visit

2 February 2017

Christian Danielsson, European Union’s Director-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, and Thomas Mayr-Harting, Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia at the European External Action Service (EEAS) paid an official visit to Georgia. “EU’s Global Strategy rightly refers to Georgia as an example of state and societal resilience – reform progress in the country is remarkable. Strengthening our partners’ resilience will be at the centre of EU’s engagement in Georgia and we remain committed to advancing our cooperation agenda to achieve this goal.” – said Mr Thomas Mayr-Harting… Read more

Launch of EU-Georgia information campaign

25 January 2017

“We are launching an active information campaign to popularize the European Union in Georgia. The citizens of Georgia should be aware of the directions of this cooperation. For this, I believe, so called, strategic communication with our population shall be one of the detrimental elements of European integration process”, noted the State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Victor Dolidze at the presentation of EU-Georgia information campaign…Read more

E-Monitoring of Association Agreement with the European Union

23 December 2016

Office of the State minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration launches an electronic monitoring platform to support the implementation of the Association Agreement with the European Union. Operational from January 2017, the electronic platform will enhance planning and monitoring process for more than 30 state agencies involved in meeting the obligations under the Association Agreement. The platform will ensure data accuracy, reduce errors and loss of information for more efficient coordination and increased transparency…Read more