Alex Petriashvili

Man sentenced to 12 years for attack on opposition politician

By | November 16th, 2016|Categories: Crime|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Court on Tuesday sentenced a man to 12 years in jail for shooting an opposition politician last February. Alexi Petriashvili, then the party secretary of the Free Democrats, was approached by two men on a cemetery in the middle […]

Free Democrats leader leaves politics after failing to get into parliament

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: Elections|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Former Georgian defense minister Irakli Alasania said Monday that he is quitting politics ‘temporarily’ after his party failed to surpass the 5% threshold in the parliamentary elections. Alasania’s statement came after the Central Election Commission (CEC) […]

Alexi Petriashvili gives first comments since attack

By | March 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

Alexi Petriashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–An opposition politician who was shot last week left the hospital on Tuesday and made his first statements to the press. Alexi Petriashvili, former member of government and party secretary of the opposition Free Democrats, said he didn’t know […]

Suspect detained in attack on opposition politician

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian police announced Friday that a man has been detained suspected of the brutal assault on Alexi Petriashvili, former member of government and prominent member of the opposition Free Democrats. At a special briefing at the MIA, […]

Ex-minister in a stable condition after being shot

By | February 28th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Avtandil Imedadze. TBILISI, DFWatch–Doctors say former government official and now opposition member Alexi Petriashvili is in a stable condition. He was shot in the legs and abdominal area on Friday at a cemetery in Tbilisi. The director of the Republican Hospital […]

Georgia expects visa free travel with Schengen by 2016

By | April 2nd, 2014|Categories: Europe, News|Tags: |

Georgia’s Minister for Euro-Integration Alexi Petriashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian government hopes its country’s citizens will be able to travel to Schengen countries visa free from 2016 at the latest. Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration Alexi Petriashvili said on Monday that he hopes to see the first phase […]

Georgia to present 2014 reform plan to NATO

By | March 10th, 2014|Categories: News, Security|Tags: |

Alexi Petriashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s State Commission for NATO Integration on Monday approved the annual national program (ANP) for 2014, which will be presented to NATO. Alexi Petriashvili, Minister of Euro and Euro-Atlantic Integration, chaired […]

NATO ambassadors encourage new Georgian government

By | February 6th, 2014|Categories: News, Security|Tags: , , , , |

Georgian PM Irakli Gharibashvili (left), NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen and State Minister for Euro-Integration Alexi Petriashvili. (Official photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The new Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili says NATO ambassadors gave him positive signals at Wednesday’s meeting of the NATO-Georgia commission in Brussels. Gharibashvili said the ambassadors told him the new government has strengthened […]

Open Society report highlights progress in Georgia’s reforms

By | October 25th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , |

Minister for Euro-Integration Alexi Petriashvili (center) and head of Open Society Georgia Keti Khutsishvili (right). (OSGF.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Open Society Foundations in Georgia and Armenia say in a new report that there is “some progress” in several areas of Georgia’s efforts to fulfill its European aspirations and existing challenges during. The report, which was presented a few days ago, […]

NATO Accession Not a Right, but a Reward

By | January 16th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

While the Free Democrats strongly support the idea of Georgia’s accession to NATO, the government’s language with which the path to achieving this has recently been described, as "inevitable and irreversible," reflects the wrong attitude for success, in our view. As a club of democracies, NATO requires of its members sound and lasting commitment [...]