Monthly Archives: March 2023

Georgian PM speaks about “Ukrainization” conspiracy, claims to have saved the country from war

By | March 24th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, whom the opposition and Western politicians often accuse of populist rhetoric, said during his speech in the parliament Friday that government saved the country from "Ukrainization“, and reiterated the narrative of conspiracy to drag Georgia into a war against Russia. “The real danger facing our country today is the […] conspiracy that [...]

Amid hysteria over “second front”, Abkhaz militia kicks off drills in Gali

By | March 13th, 2023|Categories: Conflict news, In brief|Tags: , , |

The pro-EU protests in Tbilisi, which forced the government to kill the highly controversial bill on “foreign agents”, have triggered a natural hysteria in occupied Abkhazia, where the narrative has stubbornly been spread as if the West is forcing Tbilisi to open a “second front”. As a climax of this hysteria, the military forces of the [...]

The opposition sets up united front to mobilize pro-Western forces against foreign agents’ bill

By | March 6th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: |

The moment of expulsion of opposition MPs from Legal Affairs Committee hearing. The opposition is creating a coordination council to resist the adoption of controversial bill on “foreign (influence) agents” by the ruling Georgian Dream, which is widely perceived as a kind of foreign policy U-turn for Georgia - distancing the country from its Western allies [...]

Parliament starts amid protests discussing “Russian law”, which many believe will drag Georgia to Putin’s embrace

By | March 2nd, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: |

(IPN) Verbal and physical confrontation followed the start of consideration of the anti-Western bill initiated by a political group close to the ruling Georgian Dream in the parliament on Thursday. The opposition urged supporters to gather at the parliament immediately in order to prevent such a step, which will be a big U-turn on the path [...]

GD and far-right Conservative Movement lead: TI report on party donations

By | March 1st, 2023|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , |

The Conservative Movement, a far-right pro-Russian political party notorious for violence against LGBTQ activists and journalists, was second only to the ruling Georgian Dream in the last quarter of 2022 in terms of donations, according to a report released by Transparency International Georgia on Tuesday. In the period from October 1 to December 31, the Conservative [...]