Georgia is after landmark parliamentary elections in October 2012 seen as a rare example of democratic transition of power in the former CIS. Although the Ivanishvili government reiterated its dedication to the European and Transatlantic integration, some steps of the new administration have been causing concerns regarding the future political development. Domestic political disputes are expected to escalate especially connected to the October 2013 presidential elections after the tenure of Mikhail Saakashvili is over. The European Union has the Association Agreement as well as the Vilnius Summit, but the most important question is how strong is the EU`s (along with the US) position to facilitate in the already heated internal political conflict.
The Reality Check is a fresh policy review process aiming to gather insights from top domestic and international analysts, practitioners, diplomats and policy-makers working in and on the EaP countries, with the ambition to discuss these behind closed doors. The first such a review was the Belarus Reality Check enacted in Vilnius, Lithuania October 2012.
Please find the agenda below.