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23 Jul. Saturday
UNM’s Party List of MP Candidates
There are 18 incumbent lawmakers in the list, 13 of them in the top 30 candidates.
22 Jul. Friday
Lavrov Speaks of ‘Right Trend’ in Russia-Georgia Ties
“More common sense is now felt in our relations,” Russia’s Foreign Minister said.
21 Jul. Thursday
Prosecutor’s Office Asks Constitutional Court Chair to Provide Details of Alleged Pressure
The prosecutor’s office said it’ll take “relevant legal actions” if Papuashvili provides detailed information.
PM Says Consultations Still Ongoing on Next Defense Minister
He denied speculation about MP Sesiashvili and minister Kakhishvili being among potential candidates.
Constitutional Court Chair Speaks of ‘Alarming Pressure’
He claimed that some judges are pressured to either rule in favor of authorities or to drag out verdicts.
Constitutional Court Rejects Opposition’s Complaint Against Electoral Redistricting
In its complaint, the opposition UNM party claimed electoral boundaries were gerrymandered.
20 Jul. Wednesday
Remittances Down by 1.5% in H1’16
There was 15.1% y/y decline in transfers from Russia, which is Georgia’s major source of remittances.
Georgia’s PM Meets Turkish Counterpart, President Erdoğan in Ankara
Stable and strong Turkey is “vitally important” for the region, PM Kvirikashvili said.
19 Jul. Tuesday
Georgia’s Foreign Trade in H1’16
Turnover was down by 11% y/y to $4.2 bln, excluding one-off import of $1.48 bln worth donated medicines.
Georgian President Visits Slovenia
Slovenian PM reiterated his country’s support to Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration.
GDDG Names Majoritarian MP Candidates in Imereti Region
Ex-interior minister Narchemashvili will run in one of Kutaisi’s three single-mandate constituencies.
Turkish Consul’s Remarks on Gülen-Affiliated Schools Stirs ‘Misunderstanding’ Ahead of PM’s Ankara Visit
Turkish ambassador blames media “misinterpretation” for “misunderstanding” after consul’s remarks.
18 Jul. Monday
Georgian Man Among Nice Attack Victims
The man in his mid-50s had lived in Belgium in recent years.
Ahead of Visit, Georgia’s PM Speaks by Phone with Turkish Counterpart
The first meeting of Georgia-Turkey strategic cooperation council planned in Ankara on July 19.
17 Jul. Sunday
FD Names Top 20 MP Candidates in its Party List
The list, led by Irakli Alasania, includes all of FD’s eight incumbent lawmakers.
16 Jul. Saturday
Restrictions Lifted at Border Crossing-Points with Turkey
Interior Ministry: “Georgian citizens can travel to Turkey without restrictions.”
Georgian FM Speaks by Phone with Turkish Counterpart
The Georgian Foreign Minister reiterated support to the Turkish government.
Restrictions Remain at Border Crossing Point with Turkey
Citing security concerns, Georgia decided not to allow its citizens to cross into Turkey.
Tbilisi Condemns Coup Attempt in Turkey
After NSC meeting, Georgian leaders expressed “support to democratically elected govt in Turkey.”
Georgia’s PM: ‘We Follow Developments in Turkey with Great Concern’
PM said that Tbilisi will “probably” close border with Turkey.
Georgian National Security Council Convened over Turkey
Georgia’s leadership holds emergency session of NSC amid coup attempt in neighboring Turkey.
Georgian MFA Says ‘Closely Following Developments in Strategic Partner’ Turkey
“We hope that the situation will be normalized peacefully,” the Georgian MFA said.
15 Jul. Friday
New Head of Adjara’s Local Govt Approved
Pataradze received 12 votes of Supreme Council members, one vote more than the required minimum.
EBRD Gives $100m Loan to MagtiCom to Fund Caucasus Online Deal
MagtiCom is buying retail assets of Georgia’s second-largest internet and IPTV service provider.
14 Jul. Thursday
President Nominates New Head of Adjara’s Local Govt
President also appointed Pataradze as a provisional head of the Adjara’s government.
EU Commissioner Speaks of Georgia’s European Integration
Hahn said despite of Brexit vote, the EU will remain committed to partner countries.
Ambassador to Kazakhstan Tipped as Head of Local Govt in Adjara
The President holds consultations with local legislators in Adjara over the nomination.
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