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Faced with new bureaucratic hurdles, Georgians in Abkhazia ponder leaving

By | November 11th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

აფხაზური “ვიზა” (DFWatch). Gali, DFWatch–The de facto authorities in Abkhazia are developing new ways to discriminate against the ethnic Georgian population in the region’s southeast Gali district. “We are absolutely deprived of any civil rights. […]

Abkhazia may offer Russians ‘visa’-free travel

By | February 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

Valery Bganba. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Abkhazia is introducing a new exception from its own ‘visa’ rules. Citizens of countries that have recognized the Georgian breakaway region may freely visit. In practical terms, this means for Russian citizens. The current law, adopted in 2005, says […]

Hungary recognizes Georgia’s ‘neutral passports’

By | January 16th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Hungary has recognized Georgia’s neutral passports, which are issued to people living in the breakaway territories Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Hungary made a decision on November 29, 2013, and it came to force yesterday. The so-called neutral […]

Romania recognizes Georgia’s neutral passports

By | May 3rd, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

A woman waiting for the bus in Sokhumi, Abkhazia. (DFWatch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Romania has recognized Georgia’s so-called neutral travel documents, which are issued to people living in the breakaway territories Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Georgia’s Foreign Ministry received word of the decision Friday in a note from the […]

Estonia recognizes Georgia-issued neutral passports

By | November 22nd, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Estonia has recognized so-called neutral passports as travel documents. The Reintegration Minister’s office November 12 received a note from the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Estonia which said that the country approves the documents as valid […]

Israel recognizes Georgia’s ‘neutral’ passports

By | August 24th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Israel has recognized Georgia’s so-called neutral travel documents, according to the ministry on reintegration issues. Neutral travel document and neutral ID are a system for issuing passports and identity documents to the population of Abkhazia and […]

Bulgaria recognizes Georgian neutral passports

By | July 11th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Bulgaria has sided with Georgia in a dispute over how to allow the civilian population in Georgia’s breakaway regions travel abroad. Two regions broke away from Georgia during the breakup of the Socviet Union, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, leading […]

Clinton’s neutral passports move rejected by the Kremlin

By | June 7th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A proposal by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meant to promote peace and understanding in the Georgian conflict areas has been briskly rejected by the Kremlin as a lie. Clinton said the U.S. will recognize something called ‘neutral […]

CoE criticizes Russian passports in Georgian breakaway regions

By | April 24th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly again says Russia’s practice of issuing passport in territories it occupies in Georgia is a violation of international rules. According to the Georgian parliament’s press office, relating information […]

Britain’s Georgia ambassador visits breakaway Abkhazia

By | February 21st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

  TBILISI, DFWatch – The United Kingdom’s ambassador to Georgia, Judith Gough, Monday visisted Abkhazia, one of two breakaway regions. Ambassador Gough was travelling together with Regional Adviser Claire Delassard and Political Affairs Counsellor James Gallagher. […]

Abkhazia to ask EU to recognize homemade passports

By | February 9th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Abkhazia wants the EU to recognize the Georgian breakaway region’s own passports as valid travel documents, just as is the case with North Cyprus. De facto foreign minister Viacheslav Chirikba said this February 8 after meeting Philip Dimitrov, […]

Abkhazian leader opposed to neutral passports

By | January 19th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - The leader of Georgia’s breakaway region Abkhazia is opposed to so-called neutral passports being introduced. Neutral identity papers is a form of documentation used in Georgia for persons who are from the breakaway parts. Last summer Georgia’s parliament introduced a neutral passport that may be offered for people who live in [...]