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  • In Memoriam: Hans-Dietrich Genscher
    Tedo Japaridze
    Hans-Dietrich
    As Georgia made its first toddler steps in the community of free nations in 1992, Germany was there to help in a period of dramatic institutional, economic, diplomatic, and political transition. And the face of Germany for the world was none other than...

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Interviews

  • Interview: Thomas de Waal on Georgia’s policy on Abkhazia
    Dominik K. Cagara
    tom de w
    The senior associate with Carnegie Europe specialising in the Caucasus region, the author of books Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus, Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War and The Caucasus: An Introduction, Thomas de Waal disc...

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  • Tbilisi NGOs ask Brussels to specify reform criteriafederica_mogherini
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Eight non-governmental organizations in the Georgian capital ask the EU to specify exactly how to measure the reforms the country is carrying out after signing an association agreement with the EU in 2014. The association agree...

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  • No land transfer between Georgia and Turkey20_full
    Tbilisi, DFWatch - The information about the alleged transfer of 15 acres of land from Georgia to Turkey, which went viral on Georgian media, was untrue. Yesterday, Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah  published information about the alleged land tr...
  • Parliament speaker fears visa-free travel for Georgians may be delayeddavit_usupashvili_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The EU's plans to allow visa-free travel for citizens of Georgia may be postponed, the Georgian speaker of parliament said Monday. Davit Usupashvili blamed members of the party of former President Mikheil Saakashvili of lobbyi...
  • PM Kvirikashvili: Peace roadmap for Abkhazia and South Ossetia in the worksgiorgi_kvirikashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced the need for ‘decisive and brave’ steps in relations with Abkhazia and South Ossetia and revealed that Georgia was working on a peace plan, which is to be consulted with Georgian public opinion a...
  • Freedom House: Georgia regional leader in media freedom13077388_10154113724809817_289500112_n
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia took the 96th place among the world’s 199 countries and regions evaluated in the latest edition of the Freedom of the Press  report prepared annually by Freedom House. Georgia earned the highest score of 49 points (0...
  • Pshavi historical province to get Protected Landscape statusPshavi
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Pshavi, the historical and cultural province of eastern Georgia, might soon be granted the official status of a Protected Landscape. Pshavi is located in the mountains of Mtskheta–Mtianeti region alongside the Aragvi River, o...
  • Pro student union rally draws people who don't know why they're therepro_student_union_rally
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Groups from different universities in Georgia demonstrated in the streets of Tbilisi on Tuesday, mainly demanding education reform, but local media wrote that many of the students didn’t know what the goal of the event was. T...
  • National Movement activist claims he was attacked by local officials in Rustaviabuladze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--An activist for the National Movement claims that several officials at the Rustavi City Hall, including the deputy mayor, insulted and beat him Monday night. Mamuka Chikovani, head of the UNM’s branch in Rustavi, told DFWatch...
  • Georgian charged with murdering mother and son arrested in Greecepolice_line
    Tbilisi, DFWatch - The extradition procedures have already been started, but yet it is not known when or whether Greece will extradite the suspect. “I cannot tell you more details,” DFWatch was told at MIA press office. the suspect Giorgi...
  • Tbilisi students object against Soviet style surveillance methodsstudent_demonstration
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Students at Tbilisi State University (TSU) protested on Monday against what they call a ‘police regime’, demanding that law enforcement bodies stop threatening their families and that the so-called ODRs are removed from publicly o...
  • Ramazzotti’s concert in Tbilisiramazzotti
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Eros Ramazzotti dedicated his concert in Tbilisi on Sunday to the American singer and songwriter Prince, who died April 21 at the age of 57. This was the first in a series of events organized by the Georgian government called Check...
  • Abkhazian MFA slams Georgia for blocking Montenegro expositionexhibit
    Abkhazia accuses Georgia of pursuing a policy of isolation and puts a question mark on the restitution of the IPRM, while Georgia points towards individual countries’ policies of non-recognition of Abkhazia. The de facto Ministry of Foreign Af...
  • Georgian team won European judo championshipJudo
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s National Judo Team won the European Judo Championship in Kazan, Russia. In the final competition, the Georgian male judo team won 3:2 against the Russian team. The victories were won by Nugzar Tatalashvili, Avtandil Chr...
  • Saakashvili confident his party will return to power in Georgiamikheil_saakashvili_2015-05-31
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and current governor of Odessa, told a Georgian TV channel on Sunday that he is confident of victory for his political party in the parliamentary election in October, and afterward he...
  • North & East European foreign ministers support visa-free travel for Georgia, UkraineNorthern-EU8
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Foreign ministers of Europe’s northern and eastern countries call on EU member states to go ahead with a plan to allow 90 days visa-free visits for Georgian and Ukrainian citizens. On 21–22 April, a meeting of foreign minis...
  • The Azerbaijan Crackdown: An UpdateCover
    by OCCRP Soon, it will have been a year since reporters for OCCRP and other organizations took a long, hard look at what is going on inside Azerbaijan’s prison system. Last June, journalists from the US joined colleagues from the Ca...
  • Abkhazian exhibition in Montenegro shut down on Georgia’s requestexhibit
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia filed an official complaint with the authorities of Montenegro, as a result of which Montenegrin police shut down an Abkhazian tourism exposition. The Abkhazian exposition was a part o...

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  • Offshore Company Spent 3 Years Chasing Ivanishvili's PassportBidzina front
    By Nino Bakradze and Dave Bloss Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project TBILISI, REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA -- Bidzina Ivanishvili's wealth is not all hidden away in vaults. His 108,000 square foot glass house perches on a hill above the ...

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