The European Union and Georgia enjoy a very close and positive relationship. The EU-Georgia Association Agreement entered into force in July 2016 and strives for political association and economic integration. The EU and Georgia have also entered into a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), while Georgian citizens have been benefitting from visa-free travel to the Schengen area since 28 March 2017. The EU is Georgia’s largest trading partner and provides over 350 million GEL (€120 million) to Georgia annually in grant assistance.
About the Eastern Partnership
The EaP was launched in 2009 to promote political association and economic integration between the EU and the six Eastern European partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.