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#EasternPartnership – New policy objectives for beyond 2020

#EasternPartnership – New policy objectives for beyond 2020

| March 18, 2020

Today (18 March), the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have put forward a proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020. These aim at increasing trade, strengthening connectivity and deepening economic integration with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, strengthening democratic institutions, the […]

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#Georgia – EU report highlights importance of maintaining reform momentum and depolarizing the political environment

#Georgia – EU report highlights importance of maintaining reform momentum and depolarizing the political environment

| February 10, 2020

Georgia remains committed to the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement, according to the 4th annual Association Implementation Report on Georgia, published today by the European Union ahead of the next EU-Georgia Association Council this spring. The months to come, however, will be key for Georgia to tackle increasing political polarization and to demonstrate its continued reform commitment, particularly […]

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8th #EuronestAssembly – Future of relations with Eastern partners

8th #EuronestAssembly – Future of relations with Eastern partners

| December 5, 2019

Energy security, EU-Eastern relations and geopolitical challenges are set to be among the focus points of the 8th session of the joint parliamentary assembly. Members of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly will meet in Tbilisi, Georgia, for the 8th Ordinary Session, from 8 to 10 December. The Assembly is comprised of 60 MEPs and 10 members from each […]

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Mediation needed to save Georgia’s #Anaklia port opportunity

Mediation needed to save Georgia’s #Anaklia port opportunity

| October 17, 2019

A consortium planning to build a major port on Georgia’s Black Sea coast has been given until the end of the year to secure financing for the project, writes Martin Banks. The deadline was announced by Georgia’s Regional Development and Infrastructure Minister Maia Tskitishvili. It extends a deadline originally set for earlier this week. Anaklia Development […]

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#Khazaradze #Japaridze – Concern grows over ‘politically motivated’ case against leading Georgian businessmen

#Khazaradze #Japaridze – Concern grows over ‘politically motivated’ case against leading Georgian businessmen

| September 11, 2019

International concern has been voiced about criminal charges brought against two leading businessmen in Georgia, with claims that the case is “political motivated”, writes Martin Banks. The case involves the founder and former chairman of the board of TBC Bank, Mamuka Khazaradze and his deputy, Badri Japaridze (pictured). In July 2019, Khazaradze and Japaridze were […]

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#Georgia and #SouthOssetia – EU should support International Peace Project

#Georgia and #SouthOssetia – EU should support International Peace Project

| July 19, 2019

The EU has applauded the efforts of a pioneering project which aims to reconcile people in Georgia and South Ossetia, a so-called frozen conflict zone. A source of tension since the break-up of the Soviet Union, South Ossetia hosted a brief war between Russia and Georgia in 2008. Moscow subsequently recognised South Ossetia as an […]

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Georgia’s Silknet raises $200m in fresh bond issue

Georgia’s Silknet raises $200m in fresh bond issue

| March 27, 2019

Georgian telecoms company Silknet has raised $200m from its latest bond issue. The company, owned by Silk Road Group, one of the Caucasus’s leading private investment groups, is the largest fixed network provider and second largest broadband, mobile and cable television provider in the country. SRG Chairman George Ramishvili commented: “Today’s placement reflects the strength […]

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