Despite mass demonstrations in Georgia against the seemingly pro-Russian “foreign agents” law in March and growing Russian trade turnover following the start of the war in Ukraine, the government in Tbilisi remains dedicated to joining the EU.
The Georgian economy has bounced back fast from the series of sharp shocks of recent years, and rather than being dragged down by the polycrisis that has been unfolding.
Russia and China will struggle for common policy on possible Russian soft underbelly Central Asia, Afghanistan, Mongolia, the vital Europe/Asia Caucasus crossroads, the Baltics, CEE and SEE.
Georgia's leading bank is expanding its international operations and investing in cutting-edge banking technologies.
Since communism collapsed and Georgia achieved independence, we have only too often witnessed an ambivalence about the country's future direction among its ruling elites.
Council of Europe body's opinions add to the government's problems by confirming the objections from opposition parties and the EU Commission.
Bankwatch has urged the EBRD to terminate the contract with Metrovagonmash and find an alternative supplier for the project.
Turkey has abruptly stopped exporting goods to Russia and one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strongest advocates in Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, has said that he might “rethink” his relations with Russia in the future.
Two days of mass protest have forced the ruling Georgian Dream party to back down and withdraw a proposed “foreign agents” law, which would brand NGOs and media that receive more than 20% of their income from abroad.
The Georgian Dream bloc, which holds the parliamentary majority, has withdrawn the controversial bill on foreign agents from the Georgian parliament that sparked two days of mass protests in the country, Vedomosti reports on March 9.
Legislation would require any organisation that receives over 20% of its funding from overseas to register as foreign agents or face substantial fines.
Annual CPI inflation retreated to 8.1% in February from a 9.4% inflation rate the previous month, Galt & Taggart reports.
Looking forward to the end of the war, whenever it happens, policymakers are already speculating on how many of the refugees and migrants are likely to stay and how many will return.
Ruling party says it would only consider technical aspects of any criticisms of the foreign agents bill, which targets NGOs that receive international funding.
Doctors say that if the Georgian ex-president continues to lose weight in prison, he will become bedridden and his body will face irreversible damage.
One year since the Ukraine conflict began, the share of stable sovereign outlooks in Emerging Europe is at its lowest since late 2003.
EU warns that bill to restrict non-governmental organisations goes against the country's hopes of becoming a candidate country to join the bloc.
Critics argue amendments would enable ruling Georgian Dream party to bypass president and stuff the central bank board with its own candidates.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and related sanctions have distorted trade routes across the Eurasian continent.
Bill based on Russian model would criminalise NGOs and further damage the country's ambitions to join the European Union.