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Impact of COVID on democracy and elections, economic and environmental security debated at OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Winter Meeting

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The FINANCIAL -- Meeting virtually, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s committees on economic and environmental affairs and human rights and democracy discussed the impacts of COVID-19, as well as other pertinent issues. It was the first time that the two committees have met – albeit in an online format – since the coronavirus outbreak last year. According to OSCE, the meetings featured speeches by committee leaders, presentations by high-level OSCE officials, and wide-ranging debates with the participation of dozens of parliamentarians from North America, Europe and Central Asia.…

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Impact of COVID on democracy and elections, economic and environmental security debated at OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Winter Meeting

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The FINANCIAL -- Meeting virtually, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s committees on economic and environmental affairs and human rights and democracy discussed the impacts of COVID-19, as well as other pertinent issues. It was the first time that the two committees have met – albeit in an online format – since the coronavirus outbreak last year.…

OSCE national workshop promotes social re-use of confiscated assets in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The FINANCIAL-- The OSCE held an online national workshop for Bosnia and Herzegovina on the social re-use of confiscated assets. More than 20 representatives from prosecutions’ offices, law enforcement, asset management agencies and civil society organizations participated in the event.…

OSCE PA leaders call political parties to participate in the work of the new parliament

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The FINANCIAL — Amidst demands by the opposition for repeat parliamentary elections in Georgia and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to the South Caucasus country, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s political and security Chair and the leaders of the OSCE’s recent election observation mission reiterated that political deadlock must be overcome in order to…

Statement of the EEAS on the Georgian Parliamentary elections

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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 and conclusions of the international observers from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions…

European Union welcomes humanitarian ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan

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The FINANCIAL — The EU welcomes the agreement reached on 10 October on a humanitarian ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The EU urges the sides to strictly abide by this agreement and calls on all actors, including external parties, to refrain from any actions that may lead to further casualties. In this respect, we note…

Georgian Officials met with Co-chairs of Geneva Internal Discussions

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The FINANCIAL — On 15 September 2020, the Georgian Foreign Minister, David Zalkaliani, held a meeting with the co-chairs of the Geneva International Discussions, representing the UN and the OSCE, during their visit to Georgia. The Foreign Minister expressed concern over the increasing provocations by Russia, which threaten peace and stability throughout the region and…

OSCE Group of Friends made a statement about Russian Occupation of Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — On September 3, 2020, the meetings of the OSCE Permanent Council were resumed, where, at the initiative of the Georgian side, the launch of a large-scale military aggression by Russia against Georgia in 2008 and the occupation of the Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions of Georgia were discussed. At the OSCE Permanent Council, a…

96th IPRM took place in Ergneti after 11 months

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The FINANCIAL — On 30 July 2020, the 96th Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) took place in Ergneti, co-facilitated by Ambassador Marek Szczygieł, Head of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM) and Ambassador Rudolf Michalka, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus. As the Head of the EU Monitoring Mission noted the…