Georgia Thwarts EU Engagement with Abkhazia

The Georgian and EU flags are flying at a roadblock on the de facto border between Georgia proper and Abkhazia. The Georgian government recently objected to an EU report on human rights in Abkhazia, and the EU declined to publish it, which illustrates the challenges of the balancing act that Western institutions must perform if they want to work in Abkhazia. (Photo: Erik Schrammel via Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0)

Two years ago, the European Union commissioned a senior diplomat to write the first-ever comprehensive report on human rights in Abkhazia. The report was envisaged by the EU as a significant step forward in its efforts to increase its influence in the territory, where Russia dominates.

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Joshua Kucera is the Turkey/Caucasus editor at EurasiaNet.org, and author of The Bug Pit. He is based in Istanbul.

Georgia Thwarts EU Engagement with Abkhazia

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