20 Feb. '17
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20 Feb. Monday
Free Democrats Party Elects New Leaders
Free Democrats garnered 4.63 percent of nationwide votes in the last parliamentary elections.
Citizens Rally in Support of Rustavi 2
Rustavi 2, Tbilisi-based television channel, is locked in an ongoing ownership dispute.
Georgian PM Meets World’s Leaders in Munich
PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili attended the Munich Security Conference on February 17-19.
18 Feb. Saturday
Rustavi 2 TV Suspends Broadcasting until Sunday
The channel will resume broadcasting after its rally on February 19.
17 Feb. Friday
‘Senior Cleric’ Not a Target, Prosecutors Say
The prosecutors said on February 16 that the alleged murder plot target was not the Orthodox Patriarch.
EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee Meeting in Strasbourg
The Committee expects visa-free travel to become ‘a concrete reality’ during the month of March.
16 Feb. Thursday
NATO-Georgia Commission Meeting in Brussels
NATO Defense Ministers decided to enhance the organisation’s presence in the Black Sea region.
Research: Georgia’s Economic Freedom Index Improved
Georgia is ranked as 13th freest economy in the world and 5th freest in Europe.
15 Feb. Wednesday
Defense Minister to Attend NATO-Georgia Commission
The NATO-Georgia Commission will be held on February 16 as part of the NATO Defense Ministerial.
Defense Ministry Reinstates Conscription
Conscription was annulled in June by former Defense Minister, drawing criticism from the ruling party.
United States Condemns S. Ossetia Referendum
The U.S. will not recognize the results of ‘an illegitimate referendum,’ the Embassy says.
14 Feb. Tuesday
Foreign Minister Concludes Azerbaijan Visit
Georgia’s Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze was on his two-day official visit to Baku.
Man to Serve Conditional Sentence Over Alleged Links to MP Car Blast
Boris Chagunava was arrested soon after the car explosion targeting MP Givi Targamadze.
UNM Demonstration Ends With Detentions
Protesters gathered in front of Tbilisi City Hall to demand ‘fair’ justice over Rustavi 2 ownership dispute.
Georgian Leaders Shocked by Alleged Murder Plot Involving ‘High-Ranking Cleric’
Police arrested Archdeacon Giorgi Mamaladze for plotting the murder.
13 Feb. Monday
Prosecutors Arrest Priest for ‘Planning Murder of a High-Ranking Cleric’
Archpriest was arrested before departing for Germany, where the Patriarch is undergoing medical treatment.
President Initiates Security Strategy Update
NSC Secretariat will launch nationwide discussions for developing the ‘unified’ security strategy.
Geostat Releases January Foreign Trade Data
Georgia’s foreign trade turnover was USD 651 million in January, a 22% year-on-year increase.
12 Feb. Sunday
Political Parties Rally for Media Freedom
UNM held a street demonstration demanding fair court over Rustavi 2 ownership dispute.
11 Feb. Saturday
Foreign Minister Meets U.S. Secretary of State
Mikheil Janelidze was on a working visit to the United States on February 9-10.
Public Defender Calls for Revising Georgia’s Law on Occupied Territories
Nanuashvili suggests relaxing rules of economic activities and entry in Abkhazia and S. Ossetia.
10 Feb. Friday
Parliament Endorses Credentials of New MP
Anri Okhanashvili will replace Manana Kobakhidze.
Foreign Minister Visits U.S.
Mikheil Janelidze will meet the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Parliament Overrides President’s Judicial Bill Veto
Parliament overturned the veto on the package of bills known as the “third wave of judicial reform.”
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