GIP Presents a New Policy Paper on Challenges for Georgia’s Visa Liberalization
According to the document, the Georgian government should:
- Strengthen discussions with EU member states about recognizing Georgia as a safe country and organize information campaigns for Georgian public.
- Implement international best practices on controlling the flow of Georgians possibly seeking asylum abroad.
- Accept responsibility of providing financial assistance to repatriate violators.
- Carry out information campaigns about the strict obligations against those who violate the rules of visa-free regime.
- Provide a complex analysis of the database of those individuals who are violating the rules of visa-free travel regime.
- Actively work on information campaigns directed to debunk the myths.
- Closely cooperate with those countries that have initiated the issue of revisioning visa liberalization for Georgia.
- Activate the work of law-enforcing structures against those companies and criminal structures that support the outflow of Georgians who are potentially seeking asylum abroad.
- Pay particular attention to the possible falsification of facts.
- Intensify its efforts regarding the opening of the job markets for Georgians.
- Propose that the EU shares the practice of Schengen Information System (SIS).