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ENC Analysis: The Geopolitics of EU Enlargement- The case of Georgia

The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis on the EU enlargement as a unique instrument, which gives the EU a comparative advantage amid intensified geopolitical competition over its neighborhood.

This article is written by our external advisorĀ Dr. Natalie Sabadanze, a Cyrus Vance visiting professor in International Relations at Mount Holyoke College, USA.

The European Union has given an exceptionally swift response to Russia’s war against Ukraine by imposing sanctions, reviving the transatlantic partnership, taking steps to ensure its energy independence, and offering Ukraine and Moldova candidate status, and Georgia a chance at the same. In this ENC analysis, the author examines how the EU can benefit from enlargement for its own geopolitical gain without sacrificing its fundamental values and the transformative agenda for the candidate states and offers an analysis of the present difficulties facing both the EU and Georgia as well as suggestions for how to overcome them.

The full analysis is available here.