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Georgia's new leaders seek fresh start with Russia (16.11.2012)

Georgia’s new government is reaching out to Russia after nearly a decade of troubled relations, but so far Moscow has responded coldly to the friendly overtures. The new Georgian prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, who made his fortune in Russia in the 1990s, has appointed diplomat Zurab Abashidze...

Georgian President cries foul after ally's arrest (09.11.2012)

The arrest of former government minister Bacho Akhalaia has prompted claims that the new administration of Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili is out to get its predecessors after beating them in last month’s election.

International observers praise Georgian election (02.10.2012)

International monitors said on Tuesday that despite some instances of intimidation in Georgia's parliamentary election, voters had freely expressed their will and urged rival political forces to work together following the poll.

Georgia’s President Saakashvili concedes defeat (02.10.2012)

Georgia’s president Mikheil Saakashvili conceded defeat Tuesday in parliamentary elections. After a year of polarizing campaign politics, he promised to work with the opposition bloc, the Georgian Dream.

EU FMs to monitor preparations for Georgia vote (14.09.2012)

Foreign ministers from five of the European Union's newest member states have been tasked with monitoring preparations for Georgia's parliamentary elections on October 1.

EU concerns about tensions ahead of Georgia vote (04.09.2012)

In a statement released ahead of parliamentary elections, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele expressed concern “about the growing polarization and tension in this context -- elections should be first of all about political programs and ideas."

Georgians shaken by border incursion (31.08.2012)

Georgian troops killed 11 suspected Islamic militants who crossed the border from the North Caucasus this week, in what some see as a a worrying sign that instability could spill over from the Russian republic of Dagestan.