Georgia Celebrates as EU Opens Its Doors

Members of Georgia’s parliament clap in joy after EU lawmakers approved visa-free access for Georgian citizens, a prize Tbilisi has long sought. (Photo: Parliament of the Republic of Georgia)

Georgia erupted in jubilation February 2 as EU lawmakers approved visa-free access for Georgian citizens, a prize Tbilisi has long sought. The former Soviet republic hopes that the short-stay visa waiver becomes a major step toward eventual full membership in the European Union.  

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Giorgi Lomsadze is a freelance journalist and a frequent contributor to’s Tamada Tales blog.

Georgia Celebrates as EU Opens Its Doors

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