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Friday, June 24, 2022

Instead of granting immediate candidate status, as the bloc did with Ukraine and Moldova, the EU gave Georgia a list of reforms to complete before being offered a pathway to membership.



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Pro-Western, anti-Kremlin sentiment runs high in Georgia, which borders Russia and lost roughly 20% of its territory to Russian-backed separatists in the 2008 war. Over 80% of the Georgian public favors joining the EU, polls show.

However, the current government has halted Georgia's shift toward Western-style democracy, observers say, and EU officials worry about Moscow's influence behind the scenes. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Georgia of helping Russia evade sanctions and withdrawn the country's envoy.

Representatives of the government and Georgian Dream didn't respond to requests for comment.

They're kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place. It sounds like a lot of the opposition party members are idealists who would make the same mistakes as before, which could result in the effective loss of more territory.

One of the problems the EU has with the Georgian Dream party is that it won't commit to refraining from packing the judiciary. Hmm...

#1 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-06-24 10:09 PM | Reply

Another view: Putin is Failing in Ukraine, but Winning in Georgia

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-06-25 10:10 AM | Reply

I guess most people here have either forgotten or don't care about the issue with Russia, since a certain domestic issue has subsumed everything else. Like TaTu said, it's "All About Us".

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-06-26 05:53 PM | Reply

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