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#Putin gives green light for incorporating some South Ossetian units into Russian Army

#Putin gives green light for incorporating some South Ossetian units into Russian Army

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

After a year of negotiations on the small print, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his formal approval this week for the signing of an intergovernmental agreement on the modalities for the incorporation of “some military units” of Georgia’s breakaway Republic of South Ossetia into the Russian armed forces. Details of precisely how many South Ossetian […]

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#Georgia: NATO does not recognise ‘so-called’ election in Georgian region of Abkhazia

#Georgia: NATO does not recognise ‘so-called’ election in Georgian region of Abkhazia

NATO does not recognise the election held on 12 March in the Georgian region of Abkhazia. This election does not contribute to a lasting settlement of the situation in Georgia. NATO Allies do not recognise the Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions of Georgia as independent states. The Alliance reiterates its full support for the sovereignty […]

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Commissioner Avramopoulos welcomes the Council adoption of visa liberalisation for #Georgia and the revision of the visa suspension mechanism

Commissioner Avramopoulos welcomes the Council adoption of visa liberalisation for #Georgia and the revision of the visa suspension mechanism

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (27 february), Commissioner Avramopoulos is in Tbilisi, Georgia, to welcome the adoption by the Council of the Commission proposal for visa liberalisation for Georgia. On this occasion he said: “I am very pleased with today’s final endorsement by the Council of the Commission’s proposal to grant visa liberalisation to Georgia. Today is a historic day for […]

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Handling #Russia should not be so difficult for the West

Handling #Russia should not be so difficult for the West

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

In recent weeks, a grand ‘reset’ between the US and Russia has become politically impossible amid increasing speculation that Donald Trump and his campaign team may have come under Moscow’s influence. But such a deal was in any case destined to fail because of the irreconcilable underlying interests of the two countries, writes John Lough. This is […]

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#Environment: EU and Eastern Partners to step up co-operation on environment and climate action policies

#Environment: EU and Eastern Partners to step up co-operation on environment and climate action policies

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The first ever Eastern Partnership (EaP) formal ministerial meeting on environment and climate change took place today, 18 October, in Luxembourg with the participation of Commissioners Karmenu Vella and Johannes Hahn. The EU and the Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) adopted a Ministerial Declaration, confirming their joint commitment […]

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#Georgia EU integration is logical without Abkhazia and South Ossetia

#Georgia EU integration is logical without Abkhazia and South Ossetia

| October 5, 2016 | 4 Comments

With the Association Agreement between the EU and Georgia signed in 2014, the actual integration process for Georgia seems to have fully entered into force, writes Olga Malik. According to the press release by the European Commission, the Association Agreement between the EU and Georgia dated July 1, 2016 Georgia and the EU should create […]

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#GeorgiaElects: European leaders back visa-free travel for Georgians ahead of national elections

#GeorgiaElects: European leaders back visa-free travel for Georgians ahead of national elections

On 5 October, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) agreed, on behalf of the Council, a negotiating position on visa liberalization for Georgia. It confirmed the Commission proposal to provide for visa-free travel for EU citizens when travelling to the territory of Georgia and for citizens of this country when travelling to the EU, for a […]

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