Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Latest Georgia News

Georgian Opposition Party Won't Back No-Confidence Bid

Prominent Georgian opposition leader Irakli Alasania says his Free Democrats party (TD) will not join former President Mikheil Saakashvili's United National Movement's (ENM) push for a no-confidence vote against the government. More

Protesters carrying Georgian flags packed the central Freedom Square on March 21 before marching toward the seat of government.

Antigovernment March In Georgia

Tens of thousands of people have rallied in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, demanding the government step down. More

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini speaks during a press conference on the European Neighborhood Policy at EU Headquarters in Brussels on March 4.

EU Likely To Disappoint Eastern Partners

EU leaders at an upcoming Eastern Partnership summit in Riga are unlikely to offer a closer relationship between Brussels and some of its eastern neighbors, outside of the already negotiated association agreements, according to a copy of the text seen by RFE/RL. More

EU Leaders Unlikely To Offer More To Eastern Partners At Upcoming Summit

EU leaders at an Eastern Partnership summit in Riga in May are unlikely to offer a closer relationship between the European Union and some of its eastern neighbors outside of the already negotiated association agreements, according to a paper seen by RFE/RL. More

South Ossetian Leader Says Won't Join Russia -- For Now

The separatist leader of the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia says the territory wants to join Russia but will not do so in he near future. More

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New Abkhaz Prime Minister Faces Uphill Struggle To End Economic Stagnation

Raul Khadjimba, the de facto president of Georgia’s breakaway Republic of Abkhazia, has appointed parliament deputy Artur Mikvabia as prime minister in place of Beslan Butba, who resigned that post on March 17 after less than six months in office. More

Is The Georgian Government Living On Borrowed Time?

Two recent developments have highlighted the erosion of popular support in recent months for Georgia’s ruling Georgian Dream coalition. But no rival political force currently appears strong enough to capitalize on that popular disillusion. More
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Features & Commentary

'Brussels Was ... Asleep': Bildt Assesses EU's Mistakes Regarding Russia

In an interview with RFE/RL in Brussels, former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt talks frankly about the mistakes made by the European Union with regard to Russia, what he thinks the Russian president's next moves are likely to be, and why the bloc needs to engage more deeply with Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. Bildt spoke on March 22 with RFE/RL's Rikard Jozwiak on the sidelines of a Brussels Forum held by the German Marshall Fund.

Specter Of Police Abuse Still Haunting Georgia

An unsolved police killing in 2006 continues to cast a long shadow over Georgia's efforts to become a transparent, law-based state.
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