NORMATIVE POWER VS. DEMOCRATIC BACKSLIDING
European Values in the EU and Georgia
Sonja Schiffers, Daniel Hegedüs, Salome Minesashvili, Tornike Bakakuri, Lika Tchipashvili, Laura Gelhaus, Victor Le Grix, Frauke Seebass
Since the end of the Cold War the EU has increasingly built its relations towards enlargement and neighboring states on values such as democracy and the rule of law. Those values are now, however, more and more under attack within the EU. Our paper examines how illiberal developments within the EU might affect the EU’s normative power and could also directly impact on its neighbors.
This paper is published within the framework of the project Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Georgian, German and French Perspectives on European Values and Euro-Atlantic Integration