19 May 2020

Association agreement between the EU and Georgia

European Implementation Assessment

Michael Emerson / Tinatin Akhvlediani

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The European implementation assessment (EIA) evaluates the implementation of the EU association agreement (EU AA), including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), with Georgia. This evaluation is an update of one published in July 2018, and thus evaluates the implementation of the EU AA since mid-2018 until now. The EIA shows progress and pitfalls in the implementation of reforms in Georgia and stresses the importance of the upcoming parliamentary elections in the democratisation of this Eastern Partnership association country.

The EIA consists of two parts, an opening analysis prepared internally by the DG EPRS and a briefing paper prepared externally by CEPS. The EIA was prepared to accompany the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) in its scrutiny work, namely on its work on the own-initiative annual implementing report on the EU association agreement with Georgia.

The analysis of the progress in the implementation of the association agreement between the EU and Georgia was written by Mr Michael Emerson and Dr Tinatin Akhvlediani, from CEPS and is available on the website of the European Parliament.

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