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Georgia: From Neighbour to Partner of the European Union

Keywords: European Construction , Republic of Georgia , EU foreign relations , European Neighbourhood Policy.

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The main purpose of this paper is to present the institutional dynamics and politicaldevelopments of the European Union regarding its Eastern neighbours. This research is important in thefield of European Construction because it studies how the continental organization approached the questionof foreign relations towards countries that belonged to a different system of values. This paper wants tobring a deeper approach regarding the activity of the European Union towards the Republic of Georgia. Themethod used was a case study of the EU institutions and politics created towards the Georgian state.Through the systematization and interpretation of previous empirical studies and press articles this workoffers a clear image of the activity and results of the EU foreign policy towards Georgia. This paper mayelicit a more analytical interest for research groups interested in the efficiency of some entities that definethe European construction but it can also be useful to European or local political decisional factors. The keycontribution of this paper consists of providing a pertinent analysis of EU foreign policy towards Georgia inthe context of exceptional internal problems caused by the economic crisis and also considering thedependence of EU to another major player in Eurasia-Russian Federation- whose stake in Georgia isobviously extremely high.

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