Becoming European

Challenges for Georgia in the Twenty-First Century

by Vladimer Papava



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/29/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781663207623
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781663207630

About the Book

This book is a collection of electronic publications over the past 15 years. These articles are devoted to the political and economic problems of post-Communist Georgia in the XXI century. For Georgia, even before the collapse of the USSR, and especially in the last years of its existence, the priority was a Euro-Atlantic orientation. Georgia’s European path of development has not been an easy one. The formation of a European state in post-Communist Georgia is associated with many difficult tasks whose solution is of paramount importance for the future of this country. On June 27, 2014, the EU-Georgia Association Agreement was signed in Brussels. The agreement opened up new opportunities for Georgia to integrate into the EU. At the same time, Georgia still needs to do a lot of work for a real rapprochement with the EU and this will require many years of hard work.

About the Author

Vladimer Papava is a Professor of Economics at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, and a Senior Fellow at the Rondeli Foundation. He was the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Georgia (1994-2000) and a Rector of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (2013-2016). His previous books include Necroeconomics: The Political Economy of Post-Communist Capitalism.