Mariam Khotenashvili, TEPSA’s head of office, held a session on 23 June 207 in the context of a study visit of the ‘Advanced Programme in European Law and Economics’, supported by the Republic of Latvia and organised by TEPSA’s Latvian member, Latvian Institute of International Affairs. Participants of the programme came from all six Eastern Partnership countries as well as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Albania, Serbia and Palestine. They mainly represented the public sector, such as Prime Ministers’ offices, various ministries and governmental agencies.
Mariam introduced TEPSA and its projects and discussed the EU’s relations with neighbours, especially with the Eastern Partnership countries and Central Asia. She presented the recently released EU Joint Staff Working Document “Eastern Partnership – 20 Deliverables for 2020: Focusing on key priorities and tangible results” and analysed its strengths and shortcomings with the participants.