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Georgian Leaders Want NATO Summit to Recognize Country’s Progress

The country’s progress on its NATO integration path has to be “adequately” recognized at the upcoming NATO Summit in Brussels on July 11-12, the Georgian leaders stressed yesterday, shortly after the National Security Council session. In his remarks after the meeting, President Giorgi Margvelashvili said Georgia “was indeed a frontrunner” …

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President Margvelashvili on Protests in Tbilisi

The government’s drug policy should be “much more liberal,” and the police should be “dealing with drug traffickers” rather than users and petty dealers, President Giorgi Margvelashvili said today, just hours after two opposing rallies faced off in the center of Tbilisi. “In the last few days, we witnessed a …

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TI-Commissioned Public Opinion Survey

A recent survey, commissioned by the Transparency International Georgia and carried out by the Caucasus Research Resource Center on March 3-28, shows that the Georgian Orthodox Church enjoys the highest favorability rating among institutions with 76% trust in surveyed respondents. The poll, released today, was conducted through nationwide face-to-face interviews …

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U.S. Congressmen Visit Tbilisi, Meet Georgian Leaders

A five-member delegation of the United States Congress paid a visit to Georgia on May 5, and discussed Georgia-U.S. strategic partnership with President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Parliament Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze. The Congressional delegation led by the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Bob Goodlatte (Rep.), included Congressmen Kenny Marchant (Rep.), …

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President Walks Out on Parliamentary debates

President Giorgi Margvelashvili walked out on political debates following his annual state of the nation address today, citing lack of ability to respond to questions raised by the lawmakers. President Margvelashvili, who attended the legislators’ podium speeches for nearly 1.5 hours, requested possibility to follow up on their remarks. “I …

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President Delivers Annual Parliamentary Address

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili delivered his fifth and final annual state of the nation address in the Parliament chamber in Kutaisi on May 2. Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and some government members were present in the legislature along with the Chairperson of the Supreme Court, Chairman of the Constitutional Court, …

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