Global Podd 85. When will Georgia and Moldova finally join the EU?

For years people in Georgia and Moldova have heard the sweet voices from Brussels, promising a brighter future as a part of the European family. But besides words, nothing has happened. What do young people in the countries think – and what could happen if the talks lead to nothing?

In Echolocation, a special serie of podcasts created jointly by Knews (Georgia), diez (Moldova) and Global Podd (Sweden) we discuss EU integration from an eastern perspective. This is the second part of our collaboration.

EU integration and migration is a topic that has been actively talked about for the past decade in Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and other Eastern Partnership participants. Already, thousands of young people from Moldova and Georgia has moved to EU for work and studies.

Recently, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, signed a joint declaration in support of integration with the European Union. But what are the chances to join? And if EU continues to delay, how will that affect the countries?


  • Tamara Zurabishvili, consultant and migration expert from Georgia.
  • Victoria Olari, expert at the Institute for Strategic Initiatives in Moldova. 
  • Jonas Andersson, program manager at the Olof Palme International Center, with prior experience from working in Brussels.

Host: Levani Iaganashvili, journalist at Knews in Georgia.

Echolocation is a podcast created jointly by Knews (Georgia), diez (Moldova) and Global Podd (Sweden) that aims to create an echo through the society by inviting young people from all three countries to make their voices heard, but at the same time exchange information and opinions about all sort of topics of interest for young people.


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