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In this episode we turn towards Georgia, to discuss the current developments in the country and the implications of the recent decision of the European Council not to grant Georgia EU candidate status just yet. Aga delves into these topics together with Grigol Julukhidze, Director and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Council - an independent, non-profit think tank based in Tbilisi. They talk about the never-ending internal political crisis in the country, the importance of Euro-Atlantic integration for the Georgian population and the ever more present influence of Russian propaganda and disinformation.

You can follow Grigol and his work on https://foreignpolicycouncil.com/ and on Twitter @grigoljulukhidz .

Recent NEE articles on Georgia:
“From emperors to refugees: Russian emigration to Armenia and Georgia” - https://neweasterneurope.eu/2022/07/14/from-emperors-to-refugees-russian-emigration-to-armenia-and-georgia/
“Georgia has work to do before it is considered an EU candidate country” - https://neweasterneurope.eu/2022/06/30/georgia-has-work-to-do-before-it-is-considered-an-eu-candidate-country/

Check out our previous episodes:
Episode 96: Georgia’s government distancing from Ukraine - https://talkeasterneurope.eu/episodes/episode-96-georgias-government-distancing-from-ukraine-893
Episode 78: Another hot summer in Georgia - https://talkeasterneurope.eu/episodes/episode-78-another-hot-summer-in-georgia-981

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