Thursday, 27 October 2016
Archive by 2011-07-17
Tbilisi sells itself to EU
Georgia is still hopeful to sign a free trade agreement with the EU and get an access to European markets at last. Yet, the document has been discussed for too long. Brussels keeps making new promises and – more seldom – offers new tranches while representatives of the Georgian authorities claim that the strategic goal of the republic is to join the EU. Will Sakartvelo find customers for its produce in Europe – at least theoretically? GeorgiaTimes correspondent discussed that with Arnold Stepanyan, chair of Multinational Georgia public movement.2011-07-17 12:30
The West treading on Georgia’s toes
Rose Revolution in Georgia has opened the doors of the post-Soviet space for the West. No one has ever thought that Badri Patarkatsishvili and George Soros’ money can do so much. Even Russia that welcomed the democratic processes of the former neighbor in the USSR has finally turned disappointed by America’s protégé Mikhail Saakashvili. State coups that brought economic revival to Europe have transformed into the seizure of power by criminal clans in the Caucasus, limitation of the democratic freedoms and mass stealing of elections for the purpose of influence retention. And now the stagnation of democracy is threatening the Georgian leader with the loss of legitimacy.
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