European Integration as one of the Main Foreign Policy and National Security Priorities of Georgia
Authors: Nika CHITADZE
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The paper explores the basic socio-economic and political processes, which were going on in Georgia after the restoration of national independence in the beginning of the 90-th of the XX Century and which were related to the economic difficulties and conflicts in the two separatist regions of Georgia; also, the reasons, which determined the desire of Georgia, to develop cooperation with western democratic institutions – first of all with the European Union. The second part of the research is concentrated on the modern period, particularly, on the basic issues, related to the geopolitical importance of Georgia in the region, taking into consideration new geopolitical realities - main foreign policy and national security priorities of the country, reasons for the European Integration of Georgia, basic priorities of the EU Eastern Partnership Program and cooperation between EU and Georgia in different fields.