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ICC Prosecutor Asked Arrest Warrants Of Three Pro-russian Officials in Occupied South Ossetia

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Today, I have filed an application for warrants of arrest in relation to the following three individuals in the Situation in Georgia: Lt.-Gen. Mikhail Mayramovich MINDZAEV (alternatively spelled as “MINDZAYEV”), appointed in 2005 as the Minister of Internal Affairs of the de facto South Ossetian administration until at least 31 October 2008; Gamlet GUCHMAZOV (alternatively…

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EU increase pressure on Putin! European Federation of Journalists

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The FINANCIAL — The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) today joined a new call by the European trade union movement to the European Union and its Member States following the armed aggression by Russia against Ukraine. The EFJ joins the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) in reiterating its condemnation of the attack, demanding the immediate…

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“After Ukraine, there are other places not under NATO protection in Georgia, Moldova, and the Balkans”

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has opted for an all-out invasion that will leave him, one way or another, wiping Ukraine’s sovereignty off the face of the earth. There are 44 million Ukrainians standing in his way—many could well be killed or displaced. Certainly, the country will be ravaged by war. How far could this escalate?…

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Russia has clearly demonstrated its lack of respect for Georgia and other countries’ sovereignty, Ambassador Degnan

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This year, we in the United States Embassy in Tbilisi are celebrating 30 years of our diplomatic relations, partnership, and friendship with Georgia.  We have ambitious plans to celebrate the full range of our partnership throughout the year.  Today, I’d like to look back to the start of our relationship and reflect on why the…

According to the Kremlin. Vladimir Putin (left) made his latest proposal in a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (file photo)
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UK press: Germany under fire over shock arrest of ‘hero general’ wanted by Russia

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express.co.uk — Brig-Gen Giorgi Kalandadze was declared a national hero in his native Georgia after leading the defence against a Russia invasion in 2008, and then went on to lead Ukrainian troops fighting Russian forces in the separatist Donbas region. But now the 41-year-old is facing potential death if a German court honours an attempt…

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Armenia Reports Third Fatality In Border Clashes With Azerbaijan

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Armenia says three of its soldiers have died in fighting along the border with Azerbaijan, raising fears the Caucasus neighbors may be edging toward another war. The Armenian Defense Ministry said on January 12 that the body of a third soldier had been found in an area where heavy clashes were reported the day before…

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NATO Rejects Russian Security Demands, But Says It’s Open To More Diplomacy

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RFERL — NATO had a “serious and direct exchange” with Russian officials on the Ukraine crisis and the alliance is ready to meet Kremlin envoys again to discuss European security, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said. Speaking on January 12 after meeting in Brussels with a delegation from Russia as part of the NATO-Russia Council, Stoltenberg…

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Criticizes Georgia’s Plan to Abolish State Inspector’s Service

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The Georgian Parliament should reject draft legislation undermining the independent functioning of the State Inspector’s Service, The Council of Europe Commissioner for human rights, Dunja mijatović stated. “I call on the Georgian Parliament to refrain from adopting, in an expedited manner and without proper consultation with the relevant stakeholders, the draft law aiming at the…

EU Bank invests up to EUR 34 million for fast internet connection for rural Georgia

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The European Investment Bank, the Bank of the European Union, will invest up to EUR 34 million in the expanding a high-speed internet network bringing fast and reliable internet services to some 500,000 Georgians living in 1000 rural and remote settlements in Georgia. The investment from the EU bank will finance the installation of 5000…

The economies of central and eastern Europe (CEE) have continued to rebound

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The FINANCIAL — The economies of central and eastern Europe (CEE) have continued to rebound from last year’s pandemic-related recession, ensuring mostly improved sovereign credit outlooks for 2022, says Scope Ratings.…

Human Rights Day: 45 Journalists killed in 2021 and 365 still in prison

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The two lists underscore the deepening crisis in journalism, with rights and freedom of journalists under sustained threat in many regions of the world. …

“Your government is the worst government that Georgia has seen in decades”, Fady Asly to Georgia’s PM

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Mr. Prime Minister, Watching the appalling state of affairs in Georgia and contemplating the country’s very grim perspectives, I felt compelled to write to you in all honesty; I owe it to you, I owe it to the Georgian people, but most importantly I owe it to my own conscience.…

Scope revises Georgia’s Outlook to Stable from Negative, affirms ratings at BB

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The FINANCIAL – Scope Ratings GmbH (Scope) has today affirmed Georgia’s long-term issuer and senior unsecured debt ratings at BB in both local and foreign currency and revised the Outlooks to Stable from Negative. The short- term issuer ratings have been affirmed at S-3 in local and foreign currency, with Outlooks maintained at Stable.…

Majority of public believes high-level corruption is common in Georgia

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A large part of the population of Georgia believes that high-level corruption – cases of corruption involving high-ranking officials – is common in the country. At the same time, the population seldom encounters petty corruption in their daily life. Such are the results of a telephone-based public opinion survey that was commissioned by TI Georgia…

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EBRD provided €25 million to Bank of Georgia to make private sector greener

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) are providing fresh funding to support the green transition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Georgia. The EBRD is extending a €25 million loan to Bank of Georgia for on-lending to local companies, with a special focus on investment in…