Second session “European Neighbourhood Policy Review and its Priorities for the Associated Countries” has been launched
In the framework of the 13th Batumi International Conference “Georgia’s European Way – Stability, Development and Diversity” the second session “European Neighbourhood Policy Review and its Priorities for the Associated Countries” has been launched. The session covers the following issues: The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Review: the future of the ENP - lessons learned and key challenges; how can the ENP become more effective vehicle for promoting the interests of EU and its partners? Visa Liberalization (visa-free regime) with the EaP countries: lessons learned - case of the Republic of Moldova; The importance of awareness raising campaign about the rights and obligations of Georgian citizens for visa free travel with the EU; The benefits of visa free regime for Georgia and Ukraine; Implementation of the AAs/DCFTAs and VLAPs.
The session is moderated by Director of International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), former Vice-Chancellor of the Republic of Austria - Michael Spindelegger. The speakers of the session include: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia - Mikheil Janelidze, Member of the Committee on European Integration and Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, Co-President of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly - Viktor Dolidze, Second President of the National Council of the Parliament of the Republic of Austria - Karlheinz Kopf, Director for Russia, Eastern partnership, Central Asia and OSCE, Deputy Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, European External Action Service - Luc Pierre Devigne, Former EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement - Günther Verheugen.
The Conference “Georgia’s European Way” hosts high-level officials of executive and legislative bodies of Georgia, EU Member States, the EU Institutions and partner countries, including representatives of civil society and the business sector. The event is covered by international and local media.