Georgia

COLCHIS: Tbilisi’s protests and the Georgian Dream Political paradox

Lincoln Mitchell for the Eurasia Democratic Security Network June 25, 2019

A visit to Tbilisi by pro-Kremlin Russian parliamentarian Sergey Garilov brought thousands of protestors to the streets but the dramatic events are unlikely to have a big impact on Georgian politics

Georgian protesters attempt to storm parliament after "protocol blunder" with Russian MP

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest June 21, 2019

Scores injured after crowd incensed at lawmaker taking the speaker’s chair is pushed back with rubber bullets and tear gas.

Georgia denies issuing permit for Poti deep-water port project

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest June 2, 2019

Economy minister speaks out after investors warn such a move might cause shelving of flagship Anaklia investment. Plot thickens as observers assess whether Russia and China are influencing developments.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Georgia’s Anaklia deep-water port investment hits potentially terminal trouble as officials back rival

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest and Will Conroy in Prague May 30, 2019

‘Monster shark in the water’ takes form of permit for rival Poti project. Conspiracy theorists will have a field day when presented with the facts.

Zelenskiy returns Ukraine citizenship to ex-Georgia president Saakashvili

bne IntelliNews May 28, 2019

New Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has reversed his predecessor Petro Poroshenko's decision to strip the citizenship held by former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili.

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