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Creeping Occupation of Georgia Following the 2008 War

IDFI, 29 October '15

:. Articles
04 4 '13
The New Georgian Government and 100 Days of Its Foreign Policy
By Sergi Kapanadze, Ex-Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
To summarize what has occurred in one sentence: the new government has maintained the main priorities in foreign policy however it has delayed certain significant processes and decisions. Time and the identities of Georgiaís new ambassadors will show how the recent decision to replace the ambassadors will affect the countryís foreign policy. Letís analyze this matter topic by topic Full Article 

18 18 '12
The problem of occupied territories in the process of Georgiaís European integration
By Dmitry Mandjavidze
Perhaps, it's time when openness, or so-called transparency, in relation to the public reached its critical point. The critical point, we believe is the line, which is followed by a break of confidentiality of politicianís action, which can be even more dangerous than a lack of transparency. Full Article 


:. Interviews
21 21 '13
Guram Odisharia: We came to build, not ruin
By Nina Akhlouri
We must remember one rule for the future Ė we must not build anything in rush, nor must we rush to ruin Ė as happened in the case of the so-called IMELI building on the Rustaveli Avenue. True, it had Soviet symbols in the form of bas-relief, such as stars and things like thatÖ But we should have retained those symbols because that is the history we have passed through. Full Article 

:. Latest Headlines
06 November '15 23:08
Court Wrongly Fires Rustavi-2 Executives - Freedom House
In response to the Tbilisi City Court dismissing the management of television channel Rustavi-2, Freedom House issued the following statement

06 November '15 13:54
General Director of Rustavi-2 evaluates decision made into case of Rustavi 2 as Ďillegalí
According to Gvaramia, the decision serves as the ground of overthrow plotted by the authorities.

06 November '15 13:52
EU is closely watching developments related to Rustavi 2
According to Janos Herman, adherence to the rule of law, democracy and principles of media freedom are important for the EU

06 November '15 13:48
Statement of the Non-Governmental Organizations on the critical developments over Rustavi 2 broadcasting company
This decision destroys editorial independence of Rustavi 2, fundamentally undermines freedom of media, ruins the media pluralism in the country

06 November '15 10:20
Attempts to change the management of the station have profound political implications - U.S. Ambassador
U.S. Ambassador Ian Kelly has released a statement regarding the November 5 developments related to Rustavi 2

06 November '15 10:19
Dictatorship has been officially established in Georgia - Rustavi 2 Director General
According to Gvaramia, the decision was taken by Judge Urtmelidze

23 October '15 12:44
Comments from the President and the Parliament Speaker called for calm and dialogue - US Ambassador
According to the Georgian PM National Movement should thank people as they have not treated them in a way the videos show.

Georgia seeks to join NATO despite Russian reservations

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun

In a recent interview with Anadolu Agency to mark the seventh anniversary of the 2008 Russia-Georgia War and the 22nd anniversary of the 1992-93 War in Abkhazia, Georgian Ambassador to Turkey Irakli Koplatadze said that his country's main foreign policy agenda was now to join the NATO alliance....  Full Article 

Receiving the citizenship of the asylum country gives hope to people

Vis-ŗ-vis the situation in Abkhazia, the authorities in control have requested all humanitarian organizations in February 2013 to limit their activities to Gali district. Thatís where we are operating with some housing and livelihood projects to support the lives of people who have returned. UNHCR would be ready to assist any person of concern to UNHCR in the same situation, irrespective of their ethnicity or origin...  Full Article