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EUMM Georgia: mission extended and budget agreed (03.12.2018)

The Council prolonged the mandate of the EU monitoring mission in Georgia (EUMM Georgia) until 14 December 2020. It also allocated a budget of €38.2 million for the period from 15 December 2018 to 14 December 2020.

Georgians demand new polls after 'bought' election (02.12.2018)

Opposition calls for snap election, alleging vote-buying, intimidation, and ballot-stuffing in Wednesday's runoff vote.

Georgia elects Salome Zurabishvili as first woman president (29.11.2018)

Salome Zurabishvili has won Georgia's presidential election, becoming the first woman to hold the office. With nearly all votes counted, the French-born ex-diplomat had 59% of the vote with rival Grigol Vashadze on 40%. Ms Zurabishvili was backed by the ruling Georgian Dream party while Mr Vashadze...

EU to support European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations ahead of elections (21.11.2018)

The EU supported a project in Armenia to organise an observation mission to observe and provide recommendations for the upcoming elections in December 2018. The project aims to support Armenia’s efforts to harmonise the Armenian electoral framework with international standards and recommendations...

Armenia to hold early parliamentary polls in December (01.11.2018)

Armenia will hold early parliamentary polls in December after reformist leader Nikol Pashinyan's political maneuvering led to the chamber's dissolution Thursday.

Armenia downplays Istanbul declaration on Karabakh (31.10.2018)

Armenia has downplayed the significance of a declaration referring to Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh adopted by the foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran, and Azerbaijan at a meeting in Istanbul earlier this week. … Armenian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Anna Naghdalian said on...

Voters in Georgia cast ballots for president (28.10.2018)

Voters in Georgia on Sunday are choosing a new president for the former Soviet republic on the Black Sea, the last time the president will be elected by direct ballot. Opinion polls before the election suggested that no one of the 25 candidates was likely to receive the absolute majority needed to...

Armenian Prime Minister accuses outgoing lawmakers of 'sabotaging' electoral changes (23.10.2018)

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian has accused lawmakers in Armenia's outgoing parliament of "sabotage" after they voted down major amendments to the Electoral Code drafted by his government for snap general elections expected in December.

Armenian PM steps down in bid to consolidate power (16.10.2018)

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan seeks to gain control of parliament through early elections. Pashinyan came to power last spring in the wake of anti-corruption protests.

EU Monitoring Mission marks 10 years since deployment to Georgia (01.10.2018)

[…] For a decade, the EUMM has contributed to enhanced security and stability, conducting over 65,000 patrols on the ground. Over 1,700 EU nationals have served the Mission over the years.