The EU must draw Georgia into its arms

By |maj 12th, 2020|Abkhazia, Association agreement, EU enlargement, Georgia, Georgian Dream, News, Russia, South Ossetia|

EU institutions must continue to ensure that countries such pro-European as Georgia see the European Union as their ultimate goal, writes Paul L. Vandoren.

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Protests in breakaway Georgian region, Abkhazia

By |januar 9th, 2020|Abkhazia, Georgia, News, Salome Zurabishvili|

Around 200 demonstrators contesting a local election broke into the authorities' headquarters in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia Thursday evening (9 January) and demanded the resignation of its president. Protests continue today (10 January) ...

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What should the EU do about South Caucasus? Here are some proposals

By |december 3rd, 2019|Abkhazia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, Federica Mogherini, Georgia, Josep Borrell, Nagorno-Karabakh, News, South Caucasus, South Ossetia, Von der Leyen Commission|

It appears the South Caucasus is not a foreign policy priority of the new European Commission. But it should be, write Dennis Sammut and Amanda Paul.

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Georgian PM Bakhtadze steps down, warns against political divisions

By |september 2nd, 2019|Abkhazia, Georgia, Mamuka Bakhtadze, News, Russia, Russia-Georgia war, South Ossetia|

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze announced his resignation on Monday (2 September) after little more than a year in the job and said the country must not be riven by political divisions that could play into Russia’s hands.

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Batumi and Sokhumi: A tale of two cities

By |avgust 7th, 2019|Abkhazia, Georgia, News, Russia, Russia-Georgia war, South Ossetia|

Unresolved conflicts in Georgia don’t serve the interest of local populations on either side of the artificial divide and may not serve Russia’s own interests in long term, writes Ketevan Tsikhelashvili.

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Russia calls tirade against Putin on Georgian TV a ploy to derail ties

By |julij 9th, 2019|Abkhazia, Georgia, Mamuka Bakhtadze, News, Russia, Russia-Georgia war, South Ossetia, Vladimir Putin|

Russia on Monday (8 July) condemned an obscenity-laden tirade against President Vladimir Putin on a Georgian TV station, calling it a shameful and unacceptable provocation by radical political forces intended to damage relations.

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Thousands in Tbilisi demand Georgia’s de-oligarchisation

By |junij 25th, 2019|Abkhazia, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia, Mikheïl Saakashvili, News, oligarchs, protests, Russia, Russia-Georgia war, Sanctions, South Ossetia|

Thousands of anti-government protesters rallied on Monday (24 June) in the Georgian capital for the fifth consecutive day as the increasingly unpopular ruling party's promise of sweeping reforms failed to appease mass demonstrations.

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Georgian protesters slam ‘Putinism’, raise pressure on ruling oligarch

By |junij 24th, 2019|Abkhazia, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia, Nato, News, oligarchs, Russia, Russia-Georgia war, South Ossetia, Vladimir Putin|

Several thousand anti-government protesters took to the streets of the Georgian capital Tbilisi for a fourth day on Sunday (24 June) as tensions rose between Moscow and its ex-Soviet neighbour.

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Thousands of protesters try to storm Georgia parliament

By |junij 21st, 2019|Abkhazia, frozen conflicts, Georgia, News, Russia, Russian Orthodox Church, South Ossetia|

Thousands of protesters attempted Thursday (20 June) to storm the Georgian parliament in Tbilisi, furious that a Russian lawmaker addressed the assembly from the speaker's seat during an international event.

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Russian Orthodoxy, a security issue in Ukraine

By |januar 22nd, 2019|Abkhazia, Crimea annexation, Gerogia, News, Orthodox Church, Petro Poroshenko, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Ukraine crisis, Vladimir Putin|

The politico-spiritual move away from Russian Orthodoxy, presented by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko as a major national security issue, has deeply angered Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has political ambitions in the region, writes Willy Fautré.

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