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19 Feb. Monday
Tbilisi City Court Releases Turkish Citizen on Bail
Mustafa Emre Çabuk has been released pending final court decision on his extradition to Turkey.
CSOs, Media Outlets Call for Parliamentary Probe into Mukhtarli Case
The joint statement has been signed by 35 local civil society organizations and media outlets.
Georgian PM Meets World Leaders in Munich
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili attended the Munich Security Conference on February 16-18.
16 Feb. Friday
Government Unveils New Tax Initiative for Small Businesses
According to the initiative, tax rates for small businesses will decrease fivefold.
Georgian Economy Minister Visits Azerbaijan
Kumsishvili attended the Fourth Ministerial Meeting of Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council.
15 Feb. Thursday
Independent Agency to Investigate Crimes Committed by Law Enforcement Officers
The agency will be established in 2019, and will replace the Office of Personal Data Protection Inspector.
Parliament Renews Discussions on Controversial Amendments to Broadcasting Law
New regulations expanding GPB’s powers triggered controversy within the ruling Georgian Dream party.
14 Feb. Wednesday
U.S. Intelligence on Georgia’s Foreign Threats, Domestic Politics
Office of the Director of National Intelligence published its Worldwide Threat Assessment report for 2018.
Minister Reports on Defense Reforms to Parliament
Training programs, total defense concept and budgetary priorities among the issues listed by Levan Izoria.
The Weekly Tripwire - Issue 26
Civil.ge’s news digest covering developments in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.
Appellate Court Upholds Church Murder Plot Verdict
Archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze was sentenced to nine years in prison by the Tbilisi City Court.
13 Feb. Tuesday
Georgian FM Visits Kuwait for Ministerial Meeting against Terrorism
Mikheil Janelidze met with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
Georgia’s Foreign Trade in January 2018
Trade deficit figure stands at USD 0.37 billion.
12 Feb. Monday
Ukraine Deports Mikheil Saakashvili to Poland
The former Georgian President was apprehended in a Kyiv restaurant in the afternoon of February 12.
Ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili Detained in Kyiv
The men who detained Saakashvili were allegedly members of the Ukrainian State Border Service.
Interior Minister Appoints Human Rights Dept. Head
The unit was established to provide “timely response” to cases of domestic violence, crimes by minors, etc.
Talks on Joint Presidential Candidate ‘Ongoing,’ Non-Parliamentary Opposition says
The announcement was made following ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili’s calls for “a wider opposition front.”
10 Feb. Saturday
CSOs to Launch Public Campaign for GPB Reform
Over seventy Georgian civil society organizations and activists have joined the initiative.
Estonian Defense Minister Concludes Georgia Visit
Jüri Luik held meetings with Defense Minister Levan Izoria and Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili.
09 Feb. Friday
Government to Tighten Measures to Reduce Georgian Applications for EU Asylum
As of February 5, more than 170 000 Georgian citizens had enjoyed visa free travel to the Schengen area.
New Border Police Chief Appointed
The position had been vacant since July 2017.
Georgian President Meets Greek Counterpart
President Giorgi Margvelashvili is on his first state visit to Greece on February 7-9.
08 Feb. Thursday
U.S. Congressmen Speak of Ties with Georgia
Members of both main U.S. parties stress unwavering support for Georgia in the face of threats.
Parliament to Adopt New Law on Military Reserve
The bill was drafted by the Defense Ministry, and endorsed by the legislature at its first reading.
07 Feb. Wednesday
Georgian Leaders on Tbilisi State University’s 100th Anniversary
The President, the Prime Minister and the Parliament Chairman have issued statements on the matter.
Parliament Chair Meets U.S. House Speaker
Irakli Kobakhidze is on a visit to Washington D.C.
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