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EU supports media monitoring ahead of 2018 presidential elections in Georgia (18.06.2018)

On 18 June, media monitoring was launched in Georgia ahead of the country’s presidential elections, with the support of the EU and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The monitoring will last until the immediate aftermath of the elections, covering thirty-seven TV, radio, print and...

Azerbaijani military advances on tense Nakhchivan-Armenia border (30.05.2018)

The advance seems to have taken place without any fighting, and the Azerbaijani forces remain on their side of the internationally recognized border. But they have reportedly taken up new positions in a previously unoccupied neutral zone in Azerbaijan's exclave of Nakhchivan near the Armenian...

Georgia severs relations with Syria for recognizing Abkhazia, South Ossetia (29.05.2018)

The Syrian state news agency SANA also reported that Damascus had agreed to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia "in appreciation of the supportive positions [they made] toward the terrorist aggression against Syria."

Georgia accuses Russia of war crimes during 2008 conflict (23.05.2018)

In closing evidence before the European court of human rights in Strasbourg on Wednesday, the Georgian government said Moscow was guilty of multiple violations during the fighting in August 2008.

Pompeo calls for Russian troop pullout from Georgia (21.05.2018)

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called for Russia to withdraw its troops from breakaway regions in Georgia while also pledging deeper security and economic support for Tbilisi.

Azerbaijan warns Armenia it's ready for 'large-scale military operations' (12.05.2018)

Azerbaijan has warned Armenia that it is prepared for "large-scale military operations" and says that comments by its neighbor's new leadership about the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region are "unacceptable."

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."