Ten years since the launch of the Eastern Partnership, Georgia has come closer to the EU than ever before, becoming a key ally and strategic partner. Despite some bumps on the road, Georgian public and particularly its youth continues to be an ardent supporter of the European integration process. All key stakeholders in Georgia agree that the EaP cannot be the final stop and that the country should seek deeper integration with the EU . While opinions in Brussels and indeed the member states’ capitals vary on whether this enthusiasm ought to be embraced, the overwhelming pro-European public opinion presents considerable leverage to advance the reform process and bring Georgia closer to the EU.
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