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Very realistic & Really Rough: Georgia’s Drive toward Europe

Abkhazia and another contested area of South Ossetia are below what Georgia believes to be Russian military job because of the 2008 warfare between the Georgia and Russia. Both areas consider themselves separate countries but are recognized by a couple of nations, such as Russia, Venezuela, and Syria.

“it is a human tragedy for those folks which are living [in Abkhazia] since they aren’t permitted to get access to their speech, for their identity is actually threatened, there’s a policy of Russification, therefore it is a really tough situation,” President Zourabichvili informed Euronews’ Anelise Borges through a meeting in Paris.

She stated that when the Goal of the 2008 battle was to dissuade Tbilisi out of the push toward closer ties to Europe, that is a struggle Moscow is shedding:

“Fifteen decades back, nobody could have predicted that Georgia would be from the [European] Neighbourhood Policy, next is a partner in the venture of the European Union. Nobody could have predicted that we’d eventually become a member that we’d have a free regime, free commerce – all that.”

In stark contrast to Britain’s controversial divorce event together with Brussels and lots of other difficult conversations now happening inside the EU, a current poll states some 83 percent of Georgians need to become a part of Europe.

“It’s something quite deeply entrenched in the mind and mindset that Georgians feel they are Europeans. It is not something they’re trying for; they’re European. They’re also quite optimistic about Europe since they believe the European allure doesn’t have any choice, which is something from the interior occasionally, Europeans don’t see,” Zourabichvili clarified.
Instead of presaging the passing of this European job, President Zourabichvili states Brexit could indicate long-term advancement for its bloc – and a future which contains a more significant role for Georgia.

“One quite, I believe, the intriguing principle is that the entire advancement of Europe has been created due to crisis – not despite catastrophe but due to catastrophe and as a consequence of tragedy. Being an optimist, I am convinced it will open doors for us.”

For today, President Zourabichvili states Georgia is closely observing what is occurring across Europe:

“Really, very carefully. We will need to keep the motion [towards Europe]. Within Europe, we must understand precisely where we place our toes in the new circumstance of Europe. We must know it rather well and be quite realistic and quite ambitious at precisely the same moment.”