Delegation of the European Union to Georgia

About the EU Delegation to Georgia

The Delegation of the European Commission to Georgia was opened in Tbilisi in September 1995.

Starting from 1 December 2009 with the Lisbon Treaty entering into force, the Delegation of the European Commission is transformed into the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia.

The Delegation in Tbilisi is one of over 130 European Union Delegations around the world.

The Delegation has the status of a diplomatic mission and officially represents the European Union in Georgia.

The institutions of the European Union are the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the Court of Justice and the Court of Auditors.

On 1 January 2007 the European Union completed its fifth enlargement that had started in May 2004. Today the European Union is made up of 27 Members States, has a population of around 500 million and is the largest trading bloc in the world.

The Delegation's mandate includes the following: 

  • To promote the political and economic relations between Georgia and the European Union by maintaining extensive relations with governmental institutions and by increasing awareness of the EU, it’s institutions and its programmes;
  • To monitor the implementation of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Georgia; 
  • To inform the public of the development of the EU and to explain and defend individual EU policies;
  • To participate in the implementation of the European Union's assistance programmes

WELCOME LETTER FROM THE AMBASSADOR

Dear visitor, 

Welcome to the website of the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia. I hope that even in our age, saturated of flash news coming from multiple sources, you might find it useful and interesting to contact us directly, on this website.

The European Union is a unique political and economic integration of 28 countries who have decided to work together for greater prosperity, stability and peace. The EU is the World's largest integrated economic and trade block. We are also the biggest donor of aid. With the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty in 2009, the EU is playing an increasing role also as a global foreign policy actor. Based on this Treaty, a wide network of EU delegations has been created all over the World. The heads of these delegations represent and implement the policy of the European Union, including its institutions, most notably the European External Action Service and the European Commission. This is my main task in Georgia.

The EU and Georgia have a close and dynamic relationship, based on shared values and objectives. Our common efforts are guided by the recently signed Association Agreement, which formulates the objective of building up political association and economic integration between Georgia and the European Union. The EU and its Member States provide significant and increasing financial support to underpin this ambitious program, which, according to my conviction, opens up new perspectives for the Georgian people. Furthermore, the EU is a strong defender of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia and plays an important role in promoting the peaceful solution of the conflicts affecting the territory of this country.

Feeding this website, we intend to provide up-to-date and accurate information on the latest developments in the European Union, in EU-Georgia relations as well as the activities of our Delegation. Beyond this, we do our best to make you feel that by visiting this site you reach out to the EU closest to you; "the EU near you". Accordingly, alongside information provided by my colleagues, I intend to share with you as frequently as possible also my personal thoughts.  

Janos HERMAN 
Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia

Ambassador János Herman

Head of Delegation

Indrė Dirginčiūtė

Assistant to Head of Delegation

Carlo Natale

Deputy Head of Delegation

Dorota Dlouchy –Suliga

Head of Political, Press and Information Section

Monika Csaki

Deputy Head of Political, Press and Information Section

Massimiliano Spatuzzi

Head of Administration Section

Vincent Rey

Head of Cooperation Section

Kaido Sirel

Deputy Head of Cooperation Section

Giulio Papa

Head of Finance, Contracts and Audit Section

Marion Dressler

Deputy Head of Finance, Contracts and Audit Section

Yvonne Gogoll - Human Rights Defenders Focal Point
E-mail: Yvonne.Gogoll@eeas.europa.eu

 

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