Politics
Eggs thrown at Vardzelashvili - Incident outside Imedi TV
15 March, 2014
An incident took place in the vicinity of the Imedi TV building after a talk show when the National Movement member
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'I can’t talk to you with a tie' - Israeli ambassador about visa free travel with Georgia
14 March, 2014
The ambassador of Israel to Georgia Yuval Fux made a statement about visa-free travel with Israel. As Fux told journalists, the Israeli Foreign Ministry is on strike
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‘He wants to act like Stalin, but to live like Rockefeller’ – Saakashvili about Putin on Fox
14 March, 2014
The former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili talked to Lou Dobbs on Fox channel about the situation in Ukraine
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90-day visa-free entry into Israel for Georgian citizens
14 March, 2014
Israel has cancelled visa requirements for citizens of Georgia.
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Provocative question to Gharibashvili from a student
13 March, 2014
‘When I see a footballer as an Energy Minister and when I see that the Interior Minister is not a lawyer, I have a feeling that education has generally lost its sense’, one of the students
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Georgia and Italy will Launch Bilateral Defence Cooperation
13 March, 2014
The first official meeting was held between the Defence Ministers of Georgia and Italy.
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Parliament adopts changes in Election Code
13 March, 2014
Parliament adopted changes to the Election Code on 7 March. The parliamentary minority did not participate in the process as a sign of protest. The major changes made in the law are related to the direct election of mayors in 12 cities, as well as the heads (gamgebelis) and local councils (sakrebulos) of all municipalities. A minimal threshold of 50% to elect mayors and gamgebelis in the first voting round was introduced. The threshold for proportional, party-list voting in the provinces will be lowered from 5% to 4%. The number of party-list seats in most of the Sakrebulos will be increased. The changes also contain new mechanisms for additional state funding for political parties.
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Russian helicopters in Georgian airspace
13 March, 2014
Russia still violates the ceasefire agreement and Georgia’s airspace. According to Tbilisi, a Russian Mi-8 military helicopter intruded from Russian-occupied Tskhinvali region on 6 March and flew over Georgian police posts and police buildings located in 19 villages along the administrative boundary line. On the same day a Russian unmanned aerial vehicle intruded from breakaway Abkhazia’s Gali district and flew over the Georgian police post in the village of Khurcha, close to the administrative boundary line, according to the Georgian Foreign Ministry.
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MAP via Crimea?
13 March, 2014
“If Crimea joins Russia, giving MAP to Georgia will be almost a foregone decision”

Georgia may get the NATO membership plan (MAP) in September, Russian Kommersant reports, based on its source in NATO and the US Department of State. “According to their information, the final resolution of this issue will depend on the outcome of the Ukraine crisis,” Kommersant says.
The Russian edition reports that if after the 16 March referendum Crimea joins Russia, Georgia will receive MAP at the NATO Summit planned to be held in the UK in September.
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