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01 Jul. Friday
At Parliamentary Assembly, Georgian Leaders Call for OSCE Reform
PM and Parliament Speaker spoke of the need to make OSCE more efficient in tackling security threats.
U.S. Secretary of State to Visit Georgia
John Kerry will visit Georgia and Ukraine on July 6-7, before traveling to Warsaw for NATO summit.
30 Jun. Thursday
U.S. Upgrades Georgia in Human Trafficking Report
After three years in Tier 2, Georgia was upgraded to Tier 1 in the annual Trafficking in Persons report.
Burjanadze’s Party Calls for ‘Non-Bloc Status’ for Georgia
She makes the issue part of her party’s campaign ahead of the parliamentary elections.
Russia Releases Georgian Jailed for Spying
Total of seven Georgian citizens, serving prison term for spying, have been released by Russia since 2014.
May GDP Growth 2.1% - Preliminary Data
Annual economic growth was 2.9% in the first five months of this year.
29 Jun. Wednesday
GDDG Against Georgian Opposition MP’s Bid for OSCE PA Presidency
OSCE PA to elect new president at annual session in Tbilisi; MP Tsereteli is one of the candidates.
German FM and OSCE Chair Visits Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
Steinmeier, who is OSCE’s chairperson-in-office, will address OSCE PA annual session in Tbilisi on July 1.
Georgian Leaders Condemn Ataturk Airport Attack
“We express our firm support to the Turkish government in fight against terrorism,” President said.
28 Jun. Tuesday
Georgian President to Visit Germany
President Margvelashvili will meet Chancellor Merkel on June 30.
UNM Unveils Economic Part of Election Program
Opposition party pledges to reduce taxes, cut bureaucracy and increase pensions if it wins elections.
Georgian, Russian Diplomats Meet in Prague
Karasin and Abashidze met in Prague on June 27.
GDDG, Conservative Parties in Talks over Possible Electoral Cooperation
Conservative Party appears to be the only among GD coalition with whom GDDG is in such consultations.
27 Jun. Monday
President Re-Nominates Two Supreme Court Judge Candidates
Ex-deputy defense minister Anna Dolidze appointed as President’s parliamentary secretary.
Georgia, EFTA Sign Free Trade Agreement
The agreement was signed on the sideline of Georgian PM’s visit to Switzerland on June 27.
Minister Scraps Conscription for MoD, Drawing GDDG’s Criticism
The move does not mean an outright scrapping of the system as the decision applies only to MoD.
25 Jun. Saturday
Parliament Breaks for Summer Without Adopting Judicial Bills
The parliament has also failed to vote on several bills related to electoral system.
24 Jun. Friday
Georgia’s PM on Brexit: ‘Regret, but Respect It’
“Now it’s time for self-reflection, as well as for consolidation and renewal,” PM Kvirikashvili said.
EU, Georgia Sign Security of Information Agreement
The agreement is expected to enter into force by the end of 2016.
Flood, Mudflows Damage Road in Dariali Gorge
It may take two weeks to restore the road linking Georgia and Russia, officials say.
23 Jun. Thursday
Traffic Closed in Dariali Gorge Amid Mudslide Fears
The area was hit by major landslides and mudflows twice in 2014.
Reports: Abkhaz Court Orders House Arrest for Khurcha Fatal Shooting Suspect Pending Trial
Abkhaz border guard serviceman was charged with murder of Georgian citizen at Khurcha crossing point.
BGEO Takes Over Tbilisi Water Utility Firm
Bank of Georgia’s holding company will pay USD 70m for remaining 75% shareholding.
22 Jun. Wednesday
New Rule Redistributes Allocation of Free Airtime for Political Ads
Parliament passed bill increasing number of parties eligible to free political TV ads.
Parliament Backs Sending Platoon to EU’s Mission in Central African Republic
The platoon will join five Georgian military officers who are currently deployed with the mission.
Prosecutor’s Office Says Kitsmarishvili’s Death was Suicide, Case Closed
Kitsmarishvili’s brother and a lawyer representing deceased’s family insist on foul play.
Meeting of U.S-Georgia Democracy Working Group
The U.S. delegation has urged the passage of the judicial reform bill.
21 Jun. Tuesday
ECHR Says Conviction of Ex-Head of Aviation Agency was Not Based on Sufficient Reasons
The case involves application, lodged with the Strasbourg-based court more than a decade ago.
New Ambassadors to Armenia, Egypt, India, Sweden Appointed
President Giorgi Margvelashvili appointed new ambassadors on June 20.
Prosecutor’s Office Launches Probe After ECHR’s Ruling into Merabishvili’s Case
Probe launched 2 and a half years after Merabishvili accused then chief prosecutor of exerting pressure.
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