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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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MEPs Visit Georgia, Meet Top Officials

A four-member delegation of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Security and Defense (SEDE) visited Georgia on May 8-10, discussing with Georgian leaders the country’s relations with the European Union and the situation in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia. The delegation of the SEDE subcommittee includes Anna Fotyga (ECR, Poland), Clare …

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UN Ambassadors Visit Occupation Line, Meet Georgian Officials

Eight United Nations (UN) Permanent Representatives from Latin America, Africa and Asia, who are paying a visit to Georgia on May 5-12, met with Georgian leaders, and traveled to the occupation line near village Khurvaleti adjacent to Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia. The group includes permanent representatives of Congo, Saint Vincent and …

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Georgian Leaders Reiterate NATO Membership a Priority

President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze and Parliament Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze reiterated today that NATO membership remains country’s top foreign policy priority. The leaders were addressing the NATO-Georgia Public Diplomacy Forum in Tbilisi today. They also spoke about shared values with the alliance, and highlighted …

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Margvelashvili Meets Azerbaijani Journalist’s Wife

President Giorgi Margvelashvili meets Leyla Mustafayeva, wife of the jailed Azerbaijani journalist, June 27, 2017. Photo: press office of the President President Giorgi Margvelashvili met with the wife of Afgan Mukhtarli, Leyla Mustafayeva, to get acquainted with recent developments over the case of the jailed investigative journalist. Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli, …

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President Announces Tentative Date for Municipal Polls

President Giorgi Margvelashvili, June 27, 2017. Photo: President of Georgia President Giorgi Margvelashvili announced today that municipal elections will be held at the end of the third week of October, 2017. “It is important for political parties to have a predictable electoral environment and today, four months earlier, upon joint …

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Georgia Marks Independence Day

Georgia marks Independence Day on May 26 with festivities and outdoor events in Tbilisi and other parts of the country. On this day 99 years ago Georgia declared its independence, which was extinguished by the military invasion of the Bolshevik Red Army on 25 February 1921. Georgia declared its independence …

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Nationwide Discussions on Constitution to Continue

Speaking at his press briefing on May 16, a day after the public discussion was thwarted in Tbilisi, Parliamentary Chairman Irakli Kobakhidze announced that the nationwide discussions on the proposed draft of constitutional amendments will continue until the end of May. Kobakhidze explained that the nationwide discussions will reach ten …

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