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Margarita Antidze

U.S. urges Georgia to reinforce democracy, rule of law

24 Dec 2019

TBILISI Georgia must reinforce its commitment to democracy and ensure its judicial system is free of political bias, the United States said on Tuesday, after weeks of demonstrations in the ex-Soviet state demanding changes to the electoral system.

In new protests, foul-smelling substance interrupts Georgian assembly

12 Dec 2019

TBILISI Georgia's parliament suspended its work for four hours on Thursday after a foul-smelling substance was sprayed in the chamber in what the speaker described as a "chemical attack".

Georgian police detain activists, use water cannon to disperse parliament protesters

26 Nov 2019

TBILISI Riot police used water cannon to disperse protesters near Georgia's parliament on Tuesday and detained several activists, hours after thousands rallied in the capital demanding electoral system reform.

Police in Georgia detain protesters demanding early election

18 Nov 2019

TBILISI Police used water cannon to disperse protesters near Georgia's parliament on Monday and arrested several people calling for an early election.

Tens of thousands gather in Tbilisi to demand snap elections in Georgia

17 Nov 2019

TBILISI About 20,000 people rallied in the centre of the Georgian capital Tbilisi on Sunday to protest against the government and to demand an early parliamentary election.

Georgia's parliament fails to pass electoral changes, triggering protest

14 Nov 2019

TBILISI Georgian lawmakers failed on Thursday to pass constitutional amendments aimed at holding elections in 2020 under a proportional voting system, triggering protests outside parliament by thousands of opposition and civil activists.

IMF sees 4.5% growth in Central Asia, Caucasus in 2019-20 despite weaker trade

08 Nov 2019

TBILISI Economies in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) will expand by an overall 4.5% in both 2019 and 2020 despite global trade tensions and slowing growth in key trading partners, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday.

IMF sees 4.5% growth in Central Asia, Caucasus in 2019-20 despite weaker trade

08 Nov 2019

TBILISI, Nov 8 Economies in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) will expand overall by 4.5% in both 2019 and in 2020 despite global trade tensions and slowing growth in key trading partners, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday.

Georgia gives port consortium year-end deadline to secure financing

16 Oct 2019

TBILISI A consortium planning to build a major port on Georgia's Black Sea coast has until the end of the year to secure financing for the project, a minister said on Wednesday, extending a deadline originally set for earlier this week.

Consortium in Georgia accuses government of sabotaging major port project

15 Oct 2019

TBILISI The consortium behind one of the biggest projects in ex-Soviet Georgia, the construction of the major deep sea port Anaklia on the Black Sea coast, has accused the government of sabotage and put the project on hold, its director general said on Tuesday.

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