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Russia Is Watching: Why NATO Must Welcome Ukraine and Georgia

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Anything short of full NATO membership for Georgia and Ukraine with immediate enforcement of the defense of these countries would only stimulate Russia to act even more aggressively against them.…

Majority of the workers from 27 countries are worried about losing their job

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The FINANCIAL — A new Ipsos survey of more than 12,000 working adults from 27 countries for the World Economic Forum finds 54% of them expressing concern about losing their job in the next 12 months. Perceived job insecurity varies widely across countries: it is stated by three in four workers in Russia, compared to just one…

British council declares new UK-Russia university alliance programme to fortify university connections

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The FINANCIAL — The British Council is pleased to announce a new programme of research collaboration between universities in the UK and Russia which aims to connect the next generation of science leaders by creating partnership and professional development opportunities. Ten UK university departments have confirmed joint research projects with Russian counterparts, and a further…

President Ilham Aliyev: There is no such thing as status-quo. It is over.

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The FINANCIAL — “The people of Azerbaijan have repeatedly heard from mediators and leaders of some international organizations that there is no military solution to this conflict. I said that I do not agree with this thesis, and I was right. I was! Negotiations have been going on for about 30 years. Has the issue…

Oil price down as Trump tests positive for COVID-19

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The FINANCIAL — Oil fell by 5% on Friday after Trump tested positive for coronavirus. It was already in negative territory after a bipartisan deal on U.S. stimulus continued to elude House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House, adding to fears about worsening demand without more support for the economy.  However, oil prices are expected to…

Council of Europe urges Russia to pay €10 mln fine to Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — European Court of Human Rights ruled in January 2019 that Russia must pay EUR 10,000,000 for non-pecuniary damage to the victims (a group of at least 1,500 Georgian nationals) within eighteen months (or any other time-limit considered appropriate by the Committee of Ministers). The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has…

Spanish-made unmanned aerial vehicles will equip Georgian Defence Forces

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The FINANCIAL — The Ministry of Defense of Georgia bought Spanish-made unmanned aerial vehicles. The purchase of drones follows recently announced defence projects under Garibashvili’s initiative, for update and modernisation of various assets of the defence forces. Defense Minister visited the Marneuli Air Base, where he attended a show flight of new aerial systems. Also, a…

Facebook removed Russian fake accounts targeting multiple countries including Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — Head of Security Policy Nathaniel Gleicher announced that Facebook removed accounts for violating its policy against foreign or government interference which is coordinated inauthentic behavior on behalf of a foreign or government entity. Nathaniel Gleicher said that this activity originated in Russia and was focused primarily on Syria and Ukraine, and to…

External Merchandise Trade of Georgia in January – August 2020

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National Statistics Office of Georgia published preliminary data of the External Merchandise Trade of Georgia in January-August 2020. the external merchandise trade (excluding non-declared trade) of Georgia amounted to USD 7 022.8 million, 16.7 percent lower to the same period of 2019. The exports equaled USD 2 071.4 million (14.7 percent lower), while the imports stood…

Georgian domestic exports are down by 14.7% in Jan-Aug 2020

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The FINANCIAL — National Statistics Office of Georgia published data of Domestic exports of Georgia (January – August 2020). In January-August 2020 the exports of Georgia (excluding non-declared exports) equaled USD 2 071.4 million, 14.7 percent lower year-on-year. Share of the domestic exports in total export constituted 51.0 percent and amounted to USD 1 055.8…

Roscosmos chief says that Venus is a Russian planet

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The FINANCIAL — This week, researchers announced that they have discovered traces of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus. This is a gas produced almost exclusively on Earth by anaerobic microorganisms. Because of this, researchers suggested that life might exist on planet Venus. After this incident, the head of Russia’s space corporation Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin told reporters…

US Department of State report says that Georgia is an open market

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The FINANCIAL — The U.S Department of State published a report. It said that Georgia is a small but open market that derives benefits from international trade, tourism, and transportation. While it is susceptible to global and regional shocks, the country has made sweeping economic reforms since 1991 that have produced a relatively well-functioning and stable…

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…

President confirms election date and US Ambassador says that Russian interference is expected

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The FINANCIAL — President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili has named the date of parliamentary elections and elections of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara within Georgia. The 2020 parliamentary elections will be held in a different manner, with 120 seats in parliament distributed based on the party-list electoral system and the remaining 30 per…

In 2019, Georgia’s hotels and hotel enterprises served 4 014.0 thousand guests

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The FINANCIAL — National Statistics Office of Georgia published data of the information on hotels and hotel type enterprises in Georgia (2019 year). In 2019, there were more than 1 600 economic entities working in hotel services that owned 1682 hotel and hotel-type enterprises. This is higher than in 2018. The total area of the hotels…

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