This booklet offers an abbreviated version of a larger study aimed at understanding the EU’s Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) with Georgia. The larger study, entitled Deepening EU-Georgian Relations: What, why and how?, was prepared by two teams of researchers and consultants (listed on the inside back cover of this booklet), from the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels and Reformatics in Tbilisi.
Founded in Brussels in 1983, CEPS is a leading think tank on European affairs, with a strong in-house research capacity and an extensive network of partner institutes throughout the world. Reformatics is an international consulting firm founded by former high-level officials in Georgia who were instrumental in their country’s impressive achievements in economic reforms over the last decade.
Michael Emerson is Associate Senior Research Fellow at CEPS. Tamara Kovziridze is a partner and Senior Director of Reformatics.
The views expressed in this booklet are entirely those of the authors and should not be attributed to CEPS, to Reformatics or to any other institution with which they are associated, or to the European Union.
The authors are most grateful to the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) for its kind support of this project.