Giorgi Nodia

Russia and India to continue cooperate with Iran

Russia and India will continue legitimate economic and trade cooperation with Iran, according to a joint statement issued after talks between the two country’s leaders. The statement was released after Russian President …

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Second round of presidential elections starts in Georgia

The second round of presidential elections has started in Georgia. Today voters will have to vote for their favorite candidate between the two who have succeeded in the first round of presidential elections on October 28. During the …

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 Georgia to rehears parliamentary elections

On October 21, elections to local self-government bodies will be held in Georgia. Residents of the country will choose mayors of 5 cities (Tbilisi, Poti, Rustavi, Batumi, Kutaisi) and 59 districts, as well as deputies of 64 sakrebulos (municipal …

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 Georgia approves new Constitution

Georgia's Parliament approved the bill on changes to the constitution with 117 votes "for" and three votes "against" in the third reading. "Today we adopted a historic decision that will become a basis for …

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Europe opens doors for Georgia

Today, the visa-free regime for Georgian citizens to the European Union comes into force: now, biometric passport holders from Georgia will be able to visit the EU countries with a short visit without visas and move freely in the Schengen …

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Deadlock of the Georgian Military Road: view from Georgia

The issue of the Georgian Military Road, which is constantly closed due to the impact of elements, is quite acute for the Georgian government today, but the improving of the road infrastructure, as well as searching of detours is too expensive …

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Will Saakashvili return to Georgia?

The ex-president of Georgia and the current governor of the Odessa region, Mikheil Saakashvili, is confident that his team from the United National Movement party will win the parliamentary elections this fall, after which he intends to return to his homeland. "There are two [political] forces: one is related to Bidzina Ivanishvili, the second is related to me, there is no one else at this stage. Everything else is just an imitation," Saakashvili told Rustavi-2 TV channel. According to the ex-president, he intends to return to his homeland after the elections, but he is not going to abandon his mission in Ukraine. "There is no choice between Georgia and Ukraine, the only choice we have is a united bright future," Saakashvili said.

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Georgia loses 15% of population

According to the national census of 2014, results of which were published today by the Georgian media, more than 3 million 713 thousand people are living in Georgia, which is 15% less in comparison with the results of the 2002 …

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Why is Ban Ki-moon planning to visit the South Caucasus?

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon plans to visit the South Caucasus countries in late April 2016. Within the framework of the visit he will visit Azerbaijan and Armenia for the first time, as well as visit Georgia for the second …

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‘Georgian Dream’ restless again

Today the chairman of the faction ‘Georgian Dream — Industrialists’, which is a part of the ruling coalition, Gogi Topadze, aimed a regular set of charges against the head of the Defense Ministry and …

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Federica Mogherini arrives in Tbilisi

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, has arrived in Georgia. Today she will meet with Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Prime Minister Irakli …

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Georgia waits for a 'third force'

According to the results of a survey, released by Rustavi 2 TV channel, most people in Georgia today has not yet decided for whom they will give voice in the next year's parliamentary elections. The survey involved more than 1000 residents of …

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