Two new papers find that Georgia and Azerbaijan would gain more from improving trade with their neighbours than pursing a place on the Belt and Road.
Geneticists say the popular vegetable was first domesticated in the region.
The massive release of “kompromat” focused on the country’s powerful church but also provided evidence of state snooping on journalists, politicians and diplomats.
With relatively few true success stories in the fight against corruption in emerging Europe, the efforts of the Romanian DNA to bring corrupt officials to book remain one of the few shining lights of the anti-corruption struggle in the region.
Once a key economic driver, the sector has been hard hit by COVID-19 and political turbulence.
Behind the scenes with an American negotiator who helped forge a radical new level of US engagement in Central Asia after 9/11.
Country's image as a business haven seems to have reached its limits. Raft of scandals, major failed investment deals and a corrupt, unreformed judiciary have nearly ground investment to a halt.
Most of the countries Eurasianet covers were involved in the airlift. Some even contributed troops during the 20-year war.
Iran and Georgia considered as alternatives.
More than 500 sheep were killed after being hit by a lightning strike at a pasture in the Ninotsminda region in southern Georgia.
Report says officials upset by perceived unwillingness of Tbilisi to punish those responsible for violence against journalists and LGBTQ activists that resulted in cancellation of Tbilisi Pride event.
Dramatically rising prices, rioting over the Tbilisi pride and protests against the ruling Georgian Dream party are undermining the country’s reputation as a liberal reformer and weakening the government’s ability to communicate with voters
For the Georgian Dream government, its failure to respond to far-right mobs hunting LGBTQ activists and beating journalists was a PR disaster. Critics say it’s time for US and EU to wake up to its shift towards illiberalism.
Arguments in favour of a rate hike have accumulated.
Georgian Dream claims going into local elections with main opposition yet to sign the agreement would "would be harmful for Georgia’s interests".
Orthodox Christian priests participated in riot that caused cancellation of Tbilisi Pride, but research suggests homophobia is prevalent throughout Georgian society. Turkey ranked second most homophobic.
E-commerce in Georgia increased more than threefold year-on-year in 2020 to nearly $45mn, a new Galt&Taggart report states.
Also, in January-June, aggregated profits exceeded one billion lari, or more than $300mn.
Against first half of 2020, exports, at $1.38bn, rose by 27.8% y/y and, more importantly when it comes to the long-term trend, grew 24.2% compared to 1H 2019.
Georgia's foreign trade turnover recovered to pre-coronavirus crisis levels in Jan-Jun this year. The trade deficit was slightly smaller, yet amounted to 15% of full-year GDP.