Is Ukraine is too great to need the drug of populism?

Soon, Armenians will celebrate the one year anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in their country, where the populism played a key role. This year another Eastern Partnership country, Ukraine, will face a difficult dilemma of populism in the choice of their new president. Soon, Armenians will celebrate the one year anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in their country, where the… Read more →


Interview with Gocha from the International Youth Association for Training and Inter-employment Programs Dear Gocha, first of all thank you very much for taking your time and giving this interview. We appreciate it a lot. We would go straight ahead with the questions: Please, first introduce yourself. Who are you? I’m Gocha Goguadze-Chairman of International Youth Association for Training and… Read more →


In 2013 Georgia ratified United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities/UNCRPD. CRPD is one of the newest of UN major human rights treaties adopted in 2006 and entered into force in 2008 (exactly 10 years ago). It has its own UN monitoring treaty body. In 2014 UNCRPD entered into a force in Georgia, after which it become… Read more →

Saakashvili vs. Poroshenko: an overemphasized Showdown

Recently, dramatic images went around the world and world wide web with thousands of Ukrainians protesting in Kyiv once again and opposition leader Michael Saakashvili being arrested, but escaping custody with the help of his supporters. Here, as sum up in brief:   The Drama of Saakashvili Michael Saakashvili is currently stateless, but plays an important role in the politics… Read more →

Is Georgia still a safe haven for Azerbaijani dissidents?

Europe views Azerbaijan as a strategically important partner, because of its vast energy resources and critical location. The EU lacks leverages when it comes to Azerbaijan, this is the main reason why the EU is not too demanding and is sustaining Azerbaijan’s authoritarian stability. While the Azerbaijani government publicly embraces its international human rights obligations and regularly promotes itself within… Read more →

Closer look at a Hay Power- AEGEE Yerevan Network Meeting

From 4 th to 7 th of May AEGEE Yerevan hosted the Network Meeting: Hay Power. It consisted of three days of intense trainings and sessions, where the AEGEE identity, its focus areas, the state and future of AEGEE, role of the Netcom and many other topics were actively discussed. Participants also found time to visit some of the sights… Read more →

EU assistance to Georgia is increasing!!

The disbursement decided today is part of the EU’s long-standing support to Georgia and its citizens. On the back of successful completion of critical reform commitments and improved stability, but at a time when our partner continues to face a challenging balance-of-payments and fiscal situation, the EU’s assistance will help alleviate Georgia’s short-term financing needs.   It will also support… Read more →

Crackdown in Belarus, the EU at Splitting Pathways

Months long protests lead to escalation In the EaP March report on the situation in Belarus, the high tensions and widespread dissatisfaction in the general population of Belarus was pointed out. Since then the situation grew more complicated and explosive, culminating in the internationally reported Freedom Day protest on March, 25th. Those gatherings, happening not only in Minsk but all… Read more →

Europe opens up to the Ukrainian youth

On Thursday, 6th of April 2017 the European Parliament approved the Ukraine visa waiver, allowing citizens of Ukraine, who fulfill certain standard criteria noted in the Schengen Border Code, to enter the Schengen countries for a short term visit of maximum 90 days for every 180 days period. The liberalisation is on track to enter into force already in june… Read more →

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