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EU Extends Mandate of Special Representative for South Caucasus

Herbert Salber

The EU extended the mandate of the special representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia, Herbert Salber. Salber’s mandate was extended until Feb. 28, 2017, said the EU website Nov. 23. He was appointed on July 8, 2014. Currently, nine EU special representatives support the work the …

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Southern Gas Corridor – in EU Commission’s Updated PCI list

Gas pipeline

The European Commission adopted a list of 195 key energy infrastructure projects, known as projects of common interest (PCIs) on November 18. Projects of Common Interest will enable the gradual build-up of the Energy Union by integrating the energy markets in Europe, by diversifying the energy sources and transport routes, …

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EU Top Official Johannes Hahn Announces Georgia Visit

Johannes Hahn

One of the European Union’s (EU) top officials has voiced his intention to visit Georgia to locally observe the efforts Georgia is taking to integrate into the Euro-Atlantic space. EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn announced he would come to Georgia in the near future …

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Georgia has chance to begin visa-free regime with EU – Trend Exclusive

Andrejs Mamikins

Georgia will have the opportunity to participate in the visa-free regime with the EU beginning in 2016, according to Andrejs Mamikins, the European Parliament’s rapporteur for Georgia. Speaking to Trend Nov. 11, Mamikins said that a very positive report on Georgia is expected from the European Commission. He further said …

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Georgia and EU Launch €3 million Rural Development Component Under ENPARD

ENPARD Georgia

Presentation of a new pilot project for rural development in Lagodekhi under the EU-funded European Neighbourhood Program for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) will be held on 12 November. Georgia is at present benefitting from €52 million in support to agriculture and rural development through the EU-funded ENPARD programme.  The …

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EU Offers €3.6m to Implement 8 Country-Specific Projects

The Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) are presenting eight new projects for Georgia on strengthening human rights standards, social reintegration of prisoners, freedom of media and supporting elections. The eight projects, which have a total budget of €3.6 million (9.4 million GEL), must be implemented in Georgia …

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EU Foreign Policy Chief to visit Georgia Next Week

Federica Mogherini

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will travel to Ukraine and Georgia next week. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will travel to Ukraine and Georgia next week as part of “a broader tour of the partner countries of the Eastern Partnership,” according to EU’s diplomatic service EEAS. She will …

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EU Parliament Calls for New Car-Pollution Tests

The European Parliament weighed into the controversy over Volkswagen AG’s deception on car pollution, saying a planned tougher testing regime in Europe should take full effect within two years. The European Union assembly said autos’ real-world emissions of smog-causing nitrogen oxides should heed the EU limit by end-2017. That’s a …

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Benefits From Free Trade Regime with EU are Miserable


Georgia’s exports to the EU market have grown by only 1% after the country signed the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the EU. The Authorities expected the agreement to boost Georgia’s exports and investments inflows, but the results are pitiful, the Rezonansi newspaper reads. According to GeoStat, …

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