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Eastern Europe 16-09-2021

The stability question: EU’s foreign policy choices

On June 26th, a visit mandated by the EU High Representative and Vice-President of the European Commission, Mr Joseph Borrell, took place in Georgia. Vlad Olteanu is the founder of I3pact EU. Alexander Schallenberg, Minister for European and International Affairs...
Eastern Europe 20-05-2021

Kakha Kuchava: In Georgia we are changing the political culture

In a wide-ranging interview, Kakha Kuchava, the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, told about the latest developments since the mediation by Council President Charles Michel, the role of Russia and the new format of ‘Associated Trio’ between Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova.
Europe's East 19-03-2021

EU mediator returns from Georgia empty-handed

After a week of negotiations, the special envoy of European Council President Charles Michel returns to Brussels empty-handed, after unsuccessful attempts to find solutions for the Georgian political stalemate.
Eastern Europe 16-03-2021

EU mediation yet to reach solution in Georgia as prime minister visits Brussels

EU-mediated negotiations between the Georgian ruling party and the opposition are yet to bear fruit, the South Caucasian country's prime ministerial visit to Brussels revealed on Tuesday (16 March).
18-02-2021

Western allies concerned about deepening political turmoil in Georgia

Prominent European politicians, countries and the European Commission voiced serious concern about the deepening political crisis in Georgia after Prime minister Georgi Gakharia stepped down on Thursday (18 February), exposing divisions in the ruling party over a court decision to arrest the main opposition leader.
Elections 18-10-2016

Georgia’s quiet move away from ‘Messiah’ politics

A quiet transition has taken place under the Georgian Dream government, bringing the country in line with a fully-matured western democracy, writes Amanda Paul.
Elections 25-10-2013

Bye bye Misha!

Mikheil Saakashivili, the Georgian leader since 2004, will have to step down following the 27 October presidential election. His legacy divides opinion, but he will be remembered as a dynamic leader who envisioned Georgia as a modern state in the Western world, writes Krzysztof Lisek.
Elections 03-10-2012

Georgia election winner calls on Saakashvili to resign

Billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, leader of the Georgian Dream coalition that triumphed in this week's parliamentary election, has urged President Mikheil Saakashvili to resign.
Elections 02-10-2012

Election shakes Georgia’s political landscape

Both the opposition coalition Georgian Dream and the ruling United National Movement (UNM) of President Mikheil Saakashvili claimed victory in the parliamentary elections held yesterday (1 October). Regardless of the final results, the poll appears to mark the end of the single-party rule in the Western-backed nation.
Elections 26-09-2012

Political tensions reach new heights ahead of Georgia vote

EXCLUSIVE: In an escalation of rhetoric, civil rights groups accused the Georgian authorities of preparing massive fraud in order to win the 1 October parliamentary election. In response, a Georgian diplomat told EURACTIV that the government had evidence of links between some opposition politicians and organised crime figures in plotting a coup d’état.
Europe's East 30-08-2012

Commission concerned about Georgian border tensions

Georgian forces shot dead 11 gunmen and three soldiers were killed in an operation to free hostages near the border with Russia, the Interior Ministry said yesterday (29 August). The European Commission said it was following the situation with concern. 
Elections 21-08-2012

Council of Europe bolsters Georgia’s opposition

Council of Europe representatives expressed concern today (21 August) about complaints from the Georgian Dream opposition coalition that government authorities have seized its bank accounts ahead of the parliamentary elections due on 1 October.
Europe's East 24-07-2012

Georgian media climate worsens ahead of October poll

The government of Georgia and media related to opposition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili have traded accusations, generating a tense climate ahead of parliamentary elections in October.
Elections 24-07-2012

Vice PM: Pro-Russia opposition in Georgia is ‘bribing’ the voters

Pro-Russian opposition tycoon Bidzina Ivanishvili is "bribing" voters ahead of the October parliamentary election by providing satellite TV equipment free of charge, Giorgi Baramidze, Georgia's vice prime minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.