US State Department: press freedom often violated in Georgia

US State Department: press freedom often violated in Georgia

The freedom of speech and the media are often violated in Georgia, the 2016 report on human rights practices, published by the US Department of State, says. "Parliament’s failure to select all eight members of …

Will EU resettle refugees to Georgia?

Will EU resettle refugees to Georgia?

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said that it's necessary to create European centers for reception of refugees outside the bloc. "We need refugee centers outside the EU. They should be managed jointly …

Global Finance names Georgia one of the poorest countries of South Caucasus

Global Finance names Georgia one of the poorest countries of South Caucasus

Georgia placed 108th among 189 world’s richest and the poorest countries in the world in 2016, surpassing only Armenia in the region, according to the monthly magazine Global Finance. The publication made a list, based on the IMF …

Georgian Dream proposes new format of elections

Georgian Dream proposes new format of elections

The ruling party "Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia", which has constitutional majority in the parliament, proposed the initiative to move to a proportional system of elections, as the opposition has previously demanded, chairman …

NATO Military Committee meeting starts in Tbilisi

NATO Military Committee meeting starts in Tbilisi

The meeting of the NATO Military Committee was opened in the Radisson hotel in Tbilisi. It is a second meeting of the NATO Military Committee in Georgia. According to the Defence Ministry, this fact confirms the Alliance's …

Georgia#039s Supreme Court rules against independent broadcaster in ownership battle

Georgia's Supreme Court rules against independent broadcaster in ownership battle

Georgia's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a change of ownership at the biggest independent TV station Rustavi 2, in a move critics say is an attempt to silence the media, Reuters reported. Hundreds of viewers, opposition …

Georgia may provide its infrastructure to NATO

Georgia may provide its infrastructure to NATO

After today's meeting with chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Gen. Petr Pavel, Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria said that Georgia is ready to provide its infrastructure for NATO's exercises in …

International Monetary Fund launches $285m, 3-year program in Georgia

International Monetary Fund launches $285m, 3-year program in Georgia

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is planning to launch a three-year, $285 million technical assistance program in an effort to support economic policy in Georgia. Marking the completion of a two-week IMF mission in Georgia, Georgian …

Azerbaijan removes Georgian reporter from ‘black list#039

Azerbaijan removes Georgian reporter from ‘black list'

A Georgian citizen, a reporter of Imedi TV channel, Gurami Rogava, has been removed from the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry’s list of undesirable people who illegally visited the occupied Azerbaijani territories. …

Belarus to help building ice arena in Bakuriani

Belarus to help building ice arena in Bakuriani

Belarus is ready to help Georgia to erect an ice arena and a biathlon stadium at the mountain ski resort Bakuriani, the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said during the meeting with the Georgian President Giorgi …

Georgia in anticipation of  visa-free regime with EU

Georgia in anticipation of visa-free regime with EU

The EU decision to lift visa requirements for Georgian citizens is a joint achievement of the Georgian society, the authorities and Georgia's friends, the country's President Giorgi Margvelashvili said. "I …

Abolition of visas with EU became historical event, Georgian Foreign Ministry says

Abolition of visas with EU became historical event, Georgian Foreign Ministry says

The signing of regulation on abolition of short trips visas to the EU for citizens of Georgia became a historical event, the Georgian Foreign Ministry said. "We congratulate all Georgian citizens on this historical day!" the …

Georgian and Azerbaijani border services intensify cooperation

Georgian and Azerbaijani border services intensify cooperation

They reached a preliminary agreement on the establishment of "border commissioners" institute

Margvelashvili and Lukashenko hold talks in Minsk

Margvelashvili and Lukashenko hold talks in Minsk

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko discussed in Minsk the prospects of bilateral cooperation in politics, trade, economy and culture. …

 Georgian President performs act of mercy

Georgian President performs act of mercy

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has granted a pardon to 157 prisoners, the chairman of the presidential commission for pardons, Zviad Koridze, said. According to him, the Pardon Commission had reviewed 890 …

Azerbaijan and Georgia to cooperate in security of state borders

Azerbaijan and Georgia to cooperate in security of state borders

Azerbaijan's Chief of State Border Service Elchin Guliyev and Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Mghebrishvili have discussed prospects for cooperation between the two countries in the field of …

 New Israeli policy allows rejection of Georgians seeking asylum - media

New Israeli policy allows rejection of Georgians seeking asylum - media

The Administration of Border Crossings, Population and Immigration at the Israeli Ministry of Interior changed the procedure for repatriating the foreigners, aimed to fight so-called asylum tourism. The move was made due to the …

Tbilisi: there is no alternative to Verkhny Lars

Tbilisi: there is no alternative to Verkhny Lars

First Vice Prime Minister of Georgia and Minister of Energy, Kakha Kaladze, denied the rumors that the Abkhazian railway can be resumed as an alternative to the checkpoint 'Kazbegi - Verkhny Lars' on the border with …

South Caucasus countries must work with their neighbors, expert says

South Caucasus countries must work with their neighbors, expert says

Michael Maloof: "The US must do more than cooperation in the military sphere"

Margvelashvili to visit Minsk on March 1-2

Margvelashvili to visit Minsk on March 1-2

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili will visit Belarus on March 1-2. Preparations for the visit have been agreed between the Foreign Ministries of the two countries. Margvelashvili will reportedly …