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Georgian president touts Tbilisi's contributions to NATO: 'We deserve it' (10.03.2018)

Georgia's membership in NATO could contribute to the stability of the alliance and Europe as a whole, President Giorgi Margvelashvili has said. … “We want [NATO] membership. We say we want to be there, we say we deserve to be there, we say we have done everything to be there," Margvelashvili said.

Azerbaijan opposition parties call for boycott of early presidential poll (10.03.2018)

The Musavat and the National Council of Democratic Forces have both announced they will not take part in the election after President Ilham Aliyev last month issued a decree bringing forward the date of the election to April 11 from the original date of October 17.

New Head of EU monitoring mission (EUMM Georgia) appointed (19.12.2017)

The EU's Political and Security Committee has today appointed Erik Høeg, a Danish diplomat, as new Head of the European Union monitoring mission in Georgia, EUMM Georgia.

NATO chief, Azerbaijani president discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict (23.11.2017)

[…] Standing next to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said the situation surrounding the breakaway region was "not changing, unfortunately," and accused Armenia of seeking "to keep the status quo."

South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia: EU appoints new Special Representative (13.11.2017)

On 13 November, the European Council appointed Toivo Klaar as EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia. Mr Klaar will promote regional cooperation and work towards a peaceful settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the Georgia crisis. … Toivo Klaar succeeds...

OSCE gives Georgia vote generally high marks, says ‘fundamental freedoms’ respected (23.10.2017)

[…] The OSCE said on October 22 that "candidates were able to campaign freely" and that "fundamental freedoms were generally respected" in the election, seen by many as a key test for the ruling Georgian Dream coalition ahead of next year's presidential vote in the Caucasus country.

EU Monitoring Mission completes its 60,000th patrol in Georgia (23.10.2017)

[…] Deployed since October 2008 to monitor the implementation of the EU-mediated Six Point Ceasefire Agreement, the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia is an unarmed civilian monitoring mission. … The Mission monitors and patrols 24 hours a day, … .

Armenian, Azerbaijani presidents hold 'constructive' talks on Karabakh (16.10.2017)

[…] A joint statement issued after the talks by the Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers and the co-chairs of the Minsk Group (France, Russia, and the United States) said that "the meeting took place in a constructive atmosphere."

OSCE/ODIHR opens observation mission for local elections in Georgia (13.09.2017)

[…] The mission is led by Corien Jonker and consists of a core team of 14 experts based in Tbilisi and 22 long-term observers, … . In addition, ODIHR will request that OSCE participating States provide 350 short-term observers, who will arrive several days before election day.

Georgian leaders voice hope for reconciliation on 25th anniversary of Abkhazia war (14.08.2017)

[…] In his statement on August 14, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili called the start of the military conflict in 1992 "a huge mistake" and said it was "a tragic day." … President Giorgi Margvelashvili took a more accusatory tone toward Moscow, saying "Russian state policy nurtured by Soviet...