GRASS joins the call by Western security experts to join the UK and expel undeclared contingents of Russian intelligence officers

Russia’s recent track record includes the invasion of neighboring countries, repeated violations of international borders, kidnapping of foreign citizens, highly belligerent disinformation campaigns, extensive cyber-attacks, and the annexation of foreign territory by force.Given the trajectory of Russian hostile activity and this repugnant offense against a NATO member state, western security experts call upon NATO and EU... Read More

From the Eastern Partnership to the European Union Membership

Joint Statement of the Georgia’s Reforms Associates (GRASS), Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP), and Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF)Tbilisi, 30 November, 2017On 24 November 2017 the 5th Eastern Partnership Summit was held in Brussels. Summit participants took stock of progress made since the Riga Summit in 2015 and adopted the Joint Declaration. In the Declaration... Read More

Open Letter to Vice-President of the USA

Dear Vice President Pence, We, the undersigned, the representatives of Georgian civil society organizations would like to address you ahead of your visit to Georgia, to point out outstanding issues we see most important for the democratic development and statecraft in Georgia as well as for the security and stability in the region. Let us... Read More

Statement of the NGOs on the illegal installation of a so called Border Sign in the vicinity of Bershueti village

On July 4th, 2017 Russian occupation forces illegally installed a so-called Border Sign across the occupation line in the Tskhinvali region, in the area of Bershueti village, Gori district. Moscow continues seizing Georgian territories and inculcating fear among the peaceful population. Herein, this is once again a continuation of Russia’s annexation policy towards occupied territories of Georgia.Given... Read More

Alert on Deterioration of Democracy in Georgia

We are sending this message on behalf of 30 civil society originations to alert you on some very damaging actions by the ruling political party in Georgia, which does adversely affect the quality of democracy in the country and is a dangerous attempt consolidate political power.Namely, we are referring to the latest developments in the... Read More

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