Prospects for Visa Liberalization between the EU and Georgia

February 7, 2012

Publisher: The Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development

This policy brief provides an overview of recent reforms undertaken in Georgia in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy and Eastern partnership Initiative, in the areas of justice, freedom, and security. It evaluates the conditions under which Georgia would be able to satisfy the EU criteria required for eventual visa liberalisation.

The brief also shows that during the last few years Georgia made good efforts to increase control over migrations processes into and out of the country through promoting different policy initiatives that improved institutional efficiencies of governmental agencies , reformed the border management system, and increased the level of document security.

The study was written as part of the PASOS project, Paving the Road towards Visa-free Travel between the Eastern Partnership countries and the EU. The project is being carried out with the support of the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative (LGI) of Open Society Foundations.

Download: Prospects for Visa Liberalization between the EU and Georgia: an assessment of Georgia’s readiness

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