EUROPAEN UNION NEIGHBORHOOD POLICY AND COVID PANDEMIC IN GEORGIA
This paper presents the concept of Europeanization of Georgia's foreign policy, in particular the new formats of the Neighborhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership between Georgia and the EU, which reflects directly from the period of cooperation between Georgia and the EU to the current political reality.
What do these formats mean for Georgia? What is its purpose? And what prospects and challenges do these two sides actually have today?
The main cornerstone of the relations and cooperation between Georgia and the European Union since 1992 has been the European Neighborhood Policy Platform, which has been implemented at different times with different initiatives and different types of formats. However, one thing is clear that Georgia was more actively involved in bilateral cooperation with other neighboring countries (Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia) than in other countries, and strictly fulfilled the obligations and requirements of the framework programs proposed by the EU. In fact, it made better use of all the opportunities and resources that would significantly prepare it for a eventual return to a single European family, compared to other beneficiary countries. It is no coincidence that today the new democratic government of Georgia expresses its readiness that by 2024 Georgia will apply for full membership in the European Union and Georgia will soon become a full member of the European Union.
Keywords: Covid Pandemic, European Neighborhood Policy, Eastern Partnership, European Integration and Georgi