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Georgia Deserves Better: A Roadmap for Going Forward

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Georgia Deserves Better: A Roadmap for Going Forward


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The King is Law: Georgia’s Never-Ending ‘Perestroika’

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The King is Law: Georgia’s Never-Ending ‘Perestroika’


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Tbilisi Photo Festival Kicks off on September 13

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Tbilisi Photo Festival Kicks off on September 13


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British Embassy Bids Farewell to Latest Chevening Scholars

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British Embassy Bids Farewell to Latest Chevening Scholars


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Single Economic Space to Be Created from Lisbon to Vladivostok

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Single Economic Space to Be Created from Lisbon to Vladivostok


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The August War: Analysis of Georgian, 'Ossetian' Defense Forces & Combat Strategies

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The August War: Analysis of Georgian, 'Ossetian' Defense Forces & Combat Strategies


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MFA Mikheil Janelidze Holds High Profile Meetings in Germany

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MFA Mikheil Janelidze Holds High Profile Meetings in Germany


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  • Tbilisi: a Museum of Desolation
    Tbilisi: a Museum of Desolation

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    INTERVIEW. When you’re a well-established European journalist and you visit Tbilisi and then write a blog about your impressions, it’s supposed to be a glowing review of the city, praising it’s beauty and authenticity. But one Swiss Journalist had other things to say. “Tbilisi – a Museum of Desolation,” Bernhard Odehnal writes, followed by the notion that you’d need a rather thick pair of pink glasses to not notice just how neglected the city is, administering further salt by stating that most foreign “reviewers” and Tbilissians themselves are rather happily sporting abovementioned pink glasses
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Politics & Government

  • US Calls on Russia to Reverse Recognition of Georgia’s Occupied Territories
    US Calls on Russia to Reverse Recognition of Georgia’s Occupied Territories

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    The United States (US) Department of State has released a statement regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent visit to Georgia’s occupied Abkhazia region, and urges Russia to respect Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity. “The United States views the visit of President Putin to the Russian occupied Georgian territory of Abkhazia as inappropriate and inconsistent with the principles underlying the Geneva International Discussions, to which Russia is a party,” the statement reads
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Sports

  • Zaza Pachulia Brings Larry O’Brien Trophy to Georgia
    Zaza Pachulia Brings Larry O’Brien Trophy to Georgia

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    Georgian Basketball player Zaza Pachulia brought home the Larry O’Brien Championship trophy yesterday, which his team Golden State Warriors won after defeating Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals. Pachulia, 33, joined the NBA in 2003, playing in Orlando, Milwaukee and Dallas before joining the Golden State Warriors last summer. Pachulia is said to be preparing for Eurobasket 2017 with the Georgian basketball team, to be held in four countries- Finland, Israel, Romania and Turkey, to be held from August 31 to September 17 of this year
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Business

  • A Decade of Success: EU Bank Marks 10 Years in Georgia with New Loans
    A Decade of Success: EU Bank Marks 10 Years in Georgia with New Loans

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    The European Investment Bank (EIB) marked the tenth anniversary of its activities in Georgia with major new loans and a keynote speech by Vice-President Vazil Hudák at the 14th Batumi International Conference. A EUR 250 mln loan, signed by EIB Vice-President Vazil Hudák in the presence of Georgian Prime Minister Girogi Kvirikashvili and European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefcovic, will be used to upgrade Georgia’s priority road infrastructure
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Society & Culture

  • 275 Georgians Die in Road Accidents This Year
    275 Georgians Die in Road Accidents This Year

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    The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA) six-month statistics for 2017 show that there were 3,331 road accidents in Georgia that left 4,696 people injured and 275 dead. The most traffic accidents were observed in May-July 2017. In July alone, 537 road accidents occurred, 778 people were injured and 42 died. In January, 499 road accident cases were reported, resulting in 58 deaths and 735 people injured
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Entertainment & Arts

  • When Classic Meets Jazz, Georgian Trio at Konzerthaus Berlin
    When Classic Meets Jazz, Georgian Trio at Konzerthaus Berlin

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    On August 29, the concert of the world-acclaimed Georgian musicians Giorgi Mikadze, pianist and composer; Lizi Ramishvili, young and distinguished virtuoso cellist; and Ensemble ‘Basiani’ Trio, will take place at the Konzerthaus Berlin under the aegis of the Georgia-German Year. They will perform the project ‘Georgian Overtones’ exclusively, led by Giorgi Mikadze, at the international Music festival ‘Young Euro Classic,’ a prestigious world occasion
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Education

  • Georgia Needs to Improve its Vocational Education, Warns 2nd Education Policy Forum
    Georgia Needs to Improve its Vocational Education, Warns 2nd Education Policy Forum

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    “Vocational Education Training (VET) is important not only for the State, but for you, experts, private sector, students, for all of us,” said Irina Tserodze, Head of the VET Department of the Ministry of Education during the second Education Policy Forum organized on June 15 at the International School of Economics of Tbilisi (ISET) both by UNICEF Georgia and the World Bank
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Travel & Recreation

  • Georgian Tourism Industry Becoming Interesting for Jews Worldwide
    Georgian Tourism Industry Becoming Interesting for Jews Worldwide

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    Interview. We spoke to Itsik Moshe, the President of the Israel-Georgia Chamber of Business, about the Georgian tourism sector and the growing interest of the Jewish community in visiting the country. “Positive shifts can be observed in many directions,” Moshe tells us. “The following data is particularly interesting: firstly, there is a 55 percent increase in the number tourists from Israel compared to 2016 and a 43
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Law & Crime

  • Tbilisi Mayor’s Office Employee Detained for Bribery
    Tbilisi Mayor’s Office Employee Detained for Bribery

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    Otar Abesadze, employee of Tbilisi City Hall, has been arrested by officers of the Anti-Corruption Agency of the State Security Service (SSS) of Georgia on charges of accepting bribes. The SSS says that in May 2017, Abesadze promised a certain citizen an accelerated issue of a permit for the opening of café Tivi and the relevant documentation, and in return received $ 3,000
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