First Biosphere Reserve in Georgia

The FINANCIAL — Protected areas (PAs) exit in Georgia for over a century, and the first one to receive the PA status was the Lagodekhi Nature Reserve. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) data of 2019, Georgia has…

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Georgia: Wearing face masks became mandatory outdoors as well

The FINANCIAL — From Today, wearing face masks will become mandatory outdoors as well; restaurants throughout Georgia will be open until 22:00; the education process in the schools of Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Rustavi, Telavi, Zugdidi, Zestaponi, Gori, Poti, Marneuli, and Gardabani will continue…

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Council of Europe: statement of the international observers on Georgian elections

The FINANCIAL — Fundamental freedoms respected in competitive Georgian elections, but allegations of pressure and blurring of line between party and state reduced confidence, international observers say.  Georgia’s parliamentary elections were competitive and, overall, fundamental freedoms were respected. Nevertheless, pervasive allegations of…

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U.S. Embassy statement on parliamentary elections of Georgia

The FINANCIAL — The U.S. Embassy welcomes the high voter turnout during parliamentary elections and applauds the people of Georgia for their dedication to democracy even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of responsible election workers and professional observation groups around the country…

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Statement of the EEAS on the Georgian Parliamentary elections

The FINANCIAL — Georgia held the first round of its 2020 Parliamentary elections on 31 October, under a revised electoral system and with high voter turnout, despite the challenging context of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the joint statement of preliminary findings…

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CEC approved special lists of voters in isolation

The FINANCIAL — The Central Election Commission (CEC) approved special lists of voters in isolation. 10 845 voters placed in medical institutions and isolation (quarantine, self-isolation) will cast their votes by mobile ballot box in the 31 October elections. According to a…

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EBRD e-training helps make road design greener

The FINANCIAL — Engineers designing and building roads in the EBRD regions are, through exposure to EBRD projects, finding out more about both how to incorporate international best practice in road safety into their work and, most recently, in climate resilience too. “Talking about climate resilience in…

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Tension mounts in Georgian media as election day is approaching

The FINANCIAL — As the clock ticks down to the parliamentary elections on 31 October, Georgian media are becoming more polarized and less balanced in their reporting, according to media monitoring reports released today by the European Union (EU) and UNDP. Comparing election reporting…

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