Georgia and the EU

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Will EU resettle refugees to Georgia?

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said that it's necessary to create European centers for reception of refugees outside the bloc. "We need refugee centers outside the EU. They should be managed jointly …

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European Parliament approves Georgia visa waiver

The European Parliament has agreed to lift visa requirements for Georgia once a suspension mechanism allowing reintroducing visas with third countries enters into force. Most lawmakers voted in favor of the proposal at a session in …

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Jagland satisfied with Georgia's progress

Georgia has achieved significant progress in recent years, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland said after the meeting with the Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze. …

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Head of Council of Europe to visit Tbilisi

In the near future Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland is going to visit Tbilisi, vice-speaker of Georgian parliament Tamara Chugoshvili said. "A few days later he …

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Agreement on Georgia's visa liberalisation confirmed

On December 20, 2016, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) confirmed, on behalf of the Council, the agreement reached on December 13 with the European Parliament on visa liberalisation for Georgia. The agreement provides …

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Will Georgia receive visa-free regime with EU in January?

The European Parliament may vote for the visa-free regime for the citizens of Georgia in January, following the adoption of the agreement by the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament said in a statement. "The deal …

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EU may decide on visa-free travel for Georgia next week

EU Council and the European Parliament agreed on a mechanism for the temporary suspension of the visa-free regime for Georgia and Ukraine, which is a prerequisite for the abolition of visas. The European Parliament is to vote on the issue next …

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Janelidze: EU will abolish visas for Georgia soon

The issue of abolishing visas for Georgian citizens is a priority for the European Union, so this process will be completed soon, Georgian Foreign Affairs Minister Mikheil Janelidze said. This statement was made …

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Kvirikashvili meets with Mogherini in Brussels

Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili met the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, in Brussels. The Prime Minister …

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EU to decide on visa-free regime today

Leading EU institutions today will discuss a new mechanism of suspending visa-free regime, which determines the abolition of visa requirements for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia. "The Slovak presidency will convene a regular …

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