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Armenian, Azerbaijani leaders debate Nagorno-Karabakh, make little visible progress (15.02.2020)

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian met for a public discussion on February 15 at the Munich Security Conference.

Opposition leader Gigi Ugulava slams his sentence for graft (10.02.2020)

Georgia's top court has slapped a prison term of over three years on one of the country's leading opposition figures, Gigi Ugulava. The ex-mayor of Tbilisi claims the ruling is the work of oligarch Bidzina Ivanishvili.

Abkhazia’s de facto president resigns, triggers new elections (14.01.2020)

In four days, Abkhazia, the breakaway region of Georgia, has seen government buildings smashed, protests to depose the de facto president come to fruition, a court decision that annulled previous elections published and new snap-elections called, a caretaker president appointed and opposition...

Does EU have role in stopping backsliding in Georgia? (05.12.2019)

The EU's eastern neighbourhood is in flux. The collapse of the pro-reform government in Moldova and the stagnation of anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine was recently followed yet by another political crisis in Georgia.

Police and protesters clash in Georgia over electoral reform (18.11.2019)

Riot police forcibly removed protesters from around the Georgian parliament building on November 18 as the crisis deepened over a broken promise from the government to reform the country’s electoral system. Opposition parties have demanded snap elections under a new system that wouldn’t give a leg...

Armenian, Azerbaijani FMs discuss Nagorno-Karabakh in New York (24.09.2019)

The Foreign Ministries of the two countries said in separate statements on September 24 that Zohrab Mnatsakanian and Elmar Mamadyarov were joined during the talks on September 23 by the co-chairmen of the OSCE's so-called Minsk Group, Igor Popov of Russia, Stephane Visconti of France, Andrew...

Russia to fund modernisation of army in occupied Georgian region (24.09.2019)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a government proposal to bankroll the modernisation of the armed forces in the occupied Georgian region of Abkhazia.

Former NATO ambassador Volker says Georgia risks backsliding on democracy (24.09.2019)

A former U.S. diplomat says he has never seen Georgia so politically divided and warns that the country could retreat from the democratic progress it has made.

Tensions along disputed Georgia-South Ossetia boundary lead to calls for restraint (30.08.2019)

The international community sought to defuse rising tensions between Georgia and its breakaway region of South Ossetia, as Tbilisi said it had observed a "mobilization of military equipment and personnel" in the separatist region after an ultimatum issued by the Russia-backed territory expired.

Georgia's separatist Abkhazia holds 'presidential vote’ denounced by Tbilisi (25.08.2019)

The breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia has held a "presidential election" which the government in Tbilisi has called "another illegal action."