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EU Delay on Visa-free Travel for Ukrainians Fuels Sense of Betrayal

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As activists gathered on an icy Kiev square this weekend to commemorate the authorities’ bloody response to the wave of protests three years ago that eventually swept the then president from power, the mood was sombre. he country’s 2013-14 Maidan revolution was sparked by Viktor Yanukovich’s refusal, under pressure from …

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Georgia: EU Monitoring Mission’s Mandate Prolonged for Two Years

The Council prolonged the mandate of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia, EUMM Georgia until 14 December 2018. It also allocated a budget of €18 million for the period from 15 December 2016 to 14 December 2017. The EUMM contributes to stabilisation, normalisation and confidence building between the conflict parties …

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In January-October Exports Slip 16% with EU, Drops 19% with CIS

In January-October 2016 Georgia’s foreign trade turnover (excluding non-declared trade) made up 9956 million USD, up 22% year on year; According to Geostat, National Statistics Service of Georgia, exports marked 1701 million USD, down 7% year on year, and imports constituted 8256 million USD, up 31% year on year. It …

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€30 Million EU-Fund for Georgia’s Public Administration

On October 28, Georgia organized a Public Administration modernization program with a € 30 million funding from the EU. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Georgian Prime Minister, and Janos Herman, Ambassador of the European Union, claimed the newly initiated program will fixate on improving the policy-making and accountability of Georgia’s public sector. The …

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30 Million Euro Grant for Georgia’s Public Management

To promote the improvement of Georgia’s public management, the European Union will issue a 30 million Euro grant. To explain, the government highlighted the significant value of the financial support, generously provided by the EU. The aid will assist in the implementation of the government’s four-point reform scheme. Accordingly, Giorgi …

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Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia Discuss Rare Bird Preservation

The Emerald biogeographical evaluation Seminar for Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia will take place in Georgian capital Tbilisi on 1-2 December on the topic of bird species in these countries. Experts from the Council of Europe, country delegations, NGOs of nature conservation and land owners together with Emerald network experts and …

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Media Monitoring Reflects Tensions of Pre-Election Month

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Georgian civil society organizations unveiled the results of election media monitoring at a press conference on October 6, 2016. Supported by the European Union and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), media monitoring examines media performance during the 2016 Parliamentary elections in Georgia and covers forty-six national and local media outlets …

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