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Abrahamyan’s visit “will promote rapprochement between Armenia and Tbilisi”

Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili said yesterday that his Armenian counterpart Hovik Abrahamyan’s non-official visit to Batumi on May17-18 “will help deepen relations between the two countries.”
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Anti-Homophobia Day Marked in Tbilisi

A small group of activists, some holding rainbow flags, gathered outside the Ministry of Justice in Tbilisi on May 17 to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia....
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Poroshenko appoints Mikheil Saakashvili head of Council on reforms

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili became the leader of the Council. In accordance with the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to work it will be on a voluntary basis. Poroshenko has approved the position and composition of the Advisory international Council of reforms, Armenpress reports, citing the official website of the Ukrainian President....
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NDI Poll Shows ‘Electoral Playing Field Wide Open’

One-third of likely voters are either undecided or have no preferred political party, according to a public opinion survey commissioned by the U.S. National Democratic Institute (NDI), which also shows decline in support for ruling Georgian Dream (GD) coalition. ...
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Armenia has the third-highest number of tourists to Georgia in Jan-April

Armenia has had the third largest number of tourists travelling to Georgia in January-April 2015, Novosti-Georgia reported referring to Georgia’s national tourism administration. ...
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Reshuffled Cabinet Wins Confidence Vote

Parliament confirmed after midnight on Saturday reshuffled government, led by PM Irakli Garibashvili, with 87 votes to 38. ...
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European Commission: Georgia ‘Still Needs to Address Remaining Recommendations’ on Visa Liberalisation

The European Commission, which released on May 8 third report on implementation of visa liberalisation action plan (VLAP) by Georgia, said that although country’s progress has been significant, it “still needs to address the remaining recommendations.”...
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Georgia will have to wait for visa-free regime with EU

Georgia will have to be patient for reaching a visa-free regime with the EU, the European Parliament Rapporteur on Georgia Andrejs Mamikins told Trend. ...
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First female candidate for defense minister of Georgia

Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili for the first time in the country’s history presented a woman, MP Tina Khidasheli, as a candidate for the defence minister’s position, RIA Novosti reported May 1. ...
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Georgian parliament may consider confidence vote for government

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Levan Kipiani, resigned on April 29, becoming the third cabinet member to step down in a week and the seventh one since the incumbent government won parliament’s confidence vote in July, 2014, effectively causing the resignation of the entire cabinet, RIA Novosti news agency reported. ...
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Azerbaijan reduces import of goods from Georgia

Azerbaijan reduced the import of goods from Georgia by 2.3 times in January-March 2015 compared to the same period of 2014, the Georgian National Statistics Service’s report as of January-March 2015 says. ...
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Georgia did much for European integration – president

President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili has met with the foreign ministers of Poland, Denmark and Sweden who are on an official visit to Georgia, Georgia Online reported. ...
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Van Bayburtyan granted honorary title of Merited Journalist of Georgia

Editor of Tbilisi’s Georgia newspaper and former Member of the Parliament of Georgia Van Bayburtyan (Bayburd) has been granted the honorary title of Merited Journalist of Georgia. ...
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Third son born to Georgian PM’s family

A third son was born to the Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili’s family. ...
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General prosecutor office of Ukraine refuses to extradite Mikheil Saakashvili

General prosecutor office of Ukraine refused to extradite the former head of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, thinking that he is being persecuted for “political reasons”, RIA Novosti news agency reported April 1. ...
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