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Apr, 04, 2018 / 16:48
Most Russian news agencies and the media in Abkhazia spread the news on April 1st. But the Russian propaganda machine did not make a joke; they meant it seriously: the devastating insect pest that has led to huge crop failures in Abkhazia since the summer of 2015 and in western Georgia since the summer of 2016, had its origins in secret American laboratories, some of which are in Georgia. In these laboratories, there were also experiments with biological weapons – including the “Asian stink bug”.
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Mar, 29, 2018 / 16:17
The new ambassador of Georgia to Germany, Elguja Khokrishvili, has been accredited by Germany´s Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
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Mar, 07, 2018 / 13:15
In order to curb the rising number of unfounded asylum applications of Georgian nationals, Germany has now offered its direct support to the Georgian authorities. A delegation under the leadership of the Head of the Department Return in the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Commissioner for Flight and Migration in the Foreign Office traveled to Tbilisi.
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Jan, 30, 2018 / 12:38
The U.S. has officially condemned Russia's anew increasing pressure on the occupied territories in Georgia. According to a press statement from the Department of State, “the United States’ position on Abkhazia and South Ossetia is unwavering: The United States fully supports Georgia’s territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.”
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Dec, 22, 2017 / 17:29
Integration into the European and Euroatlantic community, protection of human rights and expansion of the rule of law remain highest priorities for the work of the Georgian government, according to prime minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili.
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Nov, 30, 2017 / 12:56
Those, who attended the conference, will not take the statement by the Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Yi Xiaozhun, as a hyperbole: “What is emerging here, along the old Silk Road, will change the world and rearrange seemingly eternal structures.”
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Nov, 23, 2017 / 16:27
High expectations are part of the deal of the fifth summit of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) approaching. After all, recent developments in the EU give the impression that Georgia might get yet another step closer to entering the union they have strived to be a part of for so long.
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Nov, 03, 2017 / 11:45
According to offical statistics, the population of Georgia amounts to some 3.7 million people.

Between January 2017 and September 2017, 860,000 people had officially been registered as visitors. According to this number, the country known to be particularly hospitable, welcomed tourists that roughly made up one fourth of its own population. This is especially interesting, as this statistic does not yet consider the winter tourism, which, until recently, was considered to be the main tourist season for Georgia.
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Oct, 25, 2017 / 17:15
Georgians voted for representative councils (Sakrebulo) and mayors of municipalities last Saturday. According to the preliminary results, the Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia is the winning party in all Georgian municipalities, except for the district of Tianeti. In general, international observers considered the elections fair and transparent.
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Oct, 18, 2017 / 11:08
The estonian diplomat Toivo Klaar has been appointed as new European Union Special Representative (EUSR) to the South Caucasus. He takes over the post of his German predecessor, Herbert Salber, who resigned after controverse statements in July.