US Ambassador John Bass completes his mission in Georgia
US Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Georgia, John Bass
has completed his mission in the country and in the next few days will
leave Georgia, News-Georgia reports, referring to a spokesman for the
John R. Bass officially began his duties in the autumn of 2009.
The next ambassador will become Richard Norland, who has worked as US
Ambassador to Uzbekistan, and before that worked at the US Embassy in
Afghanistan, as well as in Latvia and Russia.
Aug 12 2014 - 14:11
Georgian Prime Minister Irakly Garibashvili responded to the letter of U.S. senators James Risch, Jean Shaheen, Marco Rubio and John McCain. The PM noted that he shared the concerns of the senators about scrupulousness in criminal cases against ex-authorities. He added that the Georgian Dream coalition was implementing reforms to enforce the rule of law and prevent the syndrome of escaping punishment.
Jul 31 2014 - 17:12
The European Union has expressed its deep concern about the charges brought against former Georgian president and founder of the opposition United National Movement party,
Jul 30 2014 - 19:40
Jul 29 2014 - 11:53
U.S. senators John McCain, Ben Cardin, Jean Shaheen and Jim Risch expressed regret over initiation of a criminal case against ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili in Georgia. They said that Saakashvili had flaws in his policy but persecuting him should not be a weapon of political vengeance, Trend reports.
Jul 25 2014 - 15:18
ICM Research (UK) questioned people about Georgia joining the European Union. Most Germans, about half of people in the UK and France did not want to see Georgia as a member of the EU. Levan Kalandadze, the head of the economic section of New Rights, said that Europe was doing pretty well at the moment and any new members would be a burden on its development.
Jul 25 2014 - 15:03
The Georgian Foreign Ministry has announced that a visa regime will be imposed on Armenians planning to visit Georgia for a long period of time, starting on September 1, 2014. Short-term visitors and tourists will not need visas. The ministry added that similar rules will be applied to some other countries.The ministry clarified that the decision was made to improve control over migration processes and as part of cooperation with the European Union.
Jul 24 2014 - 11:52
Speaker of the Georgian Parliament David Usupashvili said at a meeting with his Israeli counterpart Yuli-Yoel Edelstein that Georgia will do its best to support Israel in the international arena in the context of the operation in the Gaza Strip.Usupashvili is visiting Israel despite missile attacks. His delegation had to stay in a safe place for certain time due to an air warning at Tel Aviv Airport.Edelstein thanked Georgia for the support it had been giving during the operation. Usupashvili assured that Georgia will not change its attitude towards Israel.
Jul 23 2014 - 21:08
Speaker of the Georgian Parliament David Usupashvili, currently on a visit to Israel, has met with elected President Reuven Rivlin, the Georgian parliament reports.In addition, the sides discussed the situation in Israel and some issues related to Russian-Georgian relations.