Country analysis

Georgia 2015-16
Capital: Tbilisi


  • Constitutional checks and balances must be preserved, and the application of the constitutional changes introduced in 2017 must preserve a separation of powers and serve the country’s further democratic development;
  • The conduct of the presidential elections in 2018 should be free and fair (including equal air-time in public and private media);
  • The authorities and media should make a priority of raising independent editorial standards in the media, and the government should formulate and implement a clear strategy to pre-empt and counter Kremlin propaganda; 
  • The Association Agreement between the EU and Georgia should be implemented in full and in a transparent, accountable manner.



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