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U.S. Embassy statement on parliamentary elections of Georgia

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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 deserve recognition and thanks for their work supporting voters’ right to be heard through the ballot box.    The U.S. Embassy shares OSCE/ODIHR’s initial assessment that “Georgia’s parliamentary elections were competitive and, overall, fundamental freedoms were respected. Nevertheless, pervasive allegations of pressure on voters and blurring of the line between the ruling party and the state reduced public confidence…

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U.S. Embassy statement on parliamentary elections of Georgia

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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 deserve recognition and thanks for their work supporting voters’ right to be heard…

The U.S. and EU Ambassador commend adoption of amendments to the Georgian Labour Code

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The FINANCIAL — Parliament of Georgia adopted amendments to the Georgian Labour Code to protect workers’ rights. For the first time, Georgian workers will be guaranteed overtime pay, layoff benefits, and paternity leave. The U.S. Embassy in Georgia praises Parliament of Georgia for this step and says that it will closely follow the implementation of these…

Foreign Officials express condolences about tragic road accident in Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — The tragic incident took place on Sunday evening in the Dusheti Municipality, as a result of which a minibus fell down a rocky slope from around 80 meters. 17 people passed and 3 were seriously injured in a car accident on the Shatili Road in the Georgian province of Upper Khevsureti. Georgia receives…

US State Department accuses Russia of spreading misinformation

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The FINANCIAL — In line with its congressional mandate, the GEC released a special report that provides an overview of Russia’s disinformation and propaganda ecosystem. The report outlines the five pillars of Russia’s disinformation and propaganda ecosystem and how these pillars work together to create a media multiplier effect. In particular, it details how the tactics…

Economy Minister and US Ambassador checked renovation progress at Kutaisi airport

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The FINANCIAL — Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and U.S. Ambassador Kelly Degnan inspected construction of a new terminal at Kutaisi International Airport.  After the renovation, Kutaisi Airport can handle 1200 passengers per hour, quadrupling its previous capacity. Ambassador Degnan also visited, Kutaisi Military Lyceum. Yesterday, Natia Turnava held a farewell meeting with Ambassador of the Republic…

USA: We will never accept Russia’s attack on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia

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U.S. Department of State released a statement on the 80th Anniversary of the Welles Declaration, where is written that it will never accept Russia’s attack on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia replied this statement on Twitter, saying that he is grateful for unequivocal U.S. support towards…

U.S Embassy in Georgia demands release of illegally detained Georgian

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The FINANCIAL — U.S. Embassy Tbilisi is alarmed and deeply troubled by reports that Russian-led security forces shot, wounded, and detained a Georgian citizen on July 11 near the village of Kvemo Chala, along the administrative boundary line of Russian-occupied South Ossetia. Resident of central Georgia’s Kaspi Municipality Zaza Gakheladze, 33, was shot and then arrested around 9:30am…