What changes for Georgia, if any?

The discussion aims to raise awareness about the current Georgia’s foreign policy priorities.


After the elections in October 2012 the political coalition “Georgian Dream” leaded by Mr. Bidzina Ivanishvili received majority seats in the Georgian Parliament. Despite such a victory, the new Government of Georgia declared that the foreign policy of Georgia remains the same and aims the integration into the European and Euro-Atlantic institutions. How the new Government of Georgia plans to work in this direction? Are there some spheres or issues in the framework of the foreign policy on which the new Government plans to put more emphasis?

On January 4 in the interview in Democracy&Freedom Watch Foreign Minister stated that foreign policy is not separate from the domestic policy, but a continuation of it and that the requirements for being more integrated in NATO and EU are the same as the domestic goals. What are the tools and instruments by which the new Government plans to achieve harmony between domestic and foreign policy goals?

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Foreign Minister of Georgia H.E. Ms. Maia Panjikidze
Moderator: Dr. Andris Sprūds
director of Latvian Institute of International Affairs
board member of LATO

Norbert Beckmann-Dierkes

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Head of the KAS office in Serbia, Montenegro

Norbert.Beckmann@kas.de +381 11 3285-209/210 +381 11 3285-329

Una Spēlmane-Baumane

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Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Finanzen

Una.Spelmane@kas.de +371 67 331-265 +371 67 331-007


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