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 July 2013 the European Union completed its latest enlargement with the accession of Croatia. Today the European Union is made up of 28 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