Accountable Governance – Progress and Challenges in Georgia

28 Feb, 2020
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By Mikheil Benidze, Executive Director, ISFED
For many years already, Georgia has been on an ambitious track of democratic transformation as it has undertaken various reforms and declared European and NATO integration its foreign policy goals. Successive governments in Georgia have contributed to these reforms and steady progress on European integration, which resulted in the signing of the Association Agreement with the EU in 2014.  Amid Russian occupation of 20% of the Georgian territory, the looming threat of dominant hostile military power, Russian hybrid warfare and anti-western propaganda, Georgia has persistently continued progress towards the EU and the NATO and was often recognized as a frontrunner among the Eastern Partnership countries. Back in 2012, Georgia achieved a peaceful transition of power through elections, a feat that only a handful of post-Soviet countries can be proud of.

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