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Georgia-EU Trade Is Up By 38%: Report Shows

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In 2016, export from Georgia to the EU has diminished, as well as the CIS countries. According to Geostat, foreign trade turnover with the EU has made up 532 million dollars during the first 2 months of this year, which is 38% more, compared to the same period of last year. …

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Euro Becomes Worst-Performing Major Currency


The euro is the world’s worst-performing major currency over the past month with traders bracing for the European Central Bank’s decision on whether to expand stimulus, Bloomberg reports. The single currency has depreciated close to 3 percent against the greenback since Feb. 10 as economists forecast the ECB on Thursday will …

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EU Submits Bill on Introduction of Visa-Free Regime Only with Georgia

Visa-Liberalisation Georgia

The European Commission Submits Bill on Introduction of Visa-Free Regime with Georgia. The European Commission has officially submitted a bill on making amendments to regulation 539/2001 to the European Parliament and the Council of European Union. The European Commission came up with a legislative initiative concerning introduction of visa-free regime. …

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EU Releases Further Confirmation Report of Visa Liberalization

EU visa liberalization

European Commission released progress report of visa liberalization, today. According to which, the second phase will come to force on the twentieth day. Georgian citizens will be able to travel to four  Schengen countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Cyprus, also with Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Georgian citizens will need  visa to …

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Southern Gas Corridor Remains Priority for EU

Southern Gas

The Southern Gas Corridor project remains a priority for the European Union, a European Commission energy spokeswoman told New Europe. “The immediate priority for the region remains the completion of the Southern Gas Corridor, including TANAP, the Greece-Italy Trans-Adriatic Pipeline and the Greece-Bulgaria IGB interconnector,” said the spokeswoman. She noted …

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Georgia’s Possible Membership of the EU Energy Union Discussed

Development of Georgian energy sector and becoming a member of the EU Energy Union were the main discussion topics of Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Climate and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete during their meeting today. Pursuant to Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the Government of Georgia encourages projects directed to …

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PM conducted meeting with the EU Special Representative

PM conducted meeting with the EU Special Representative

The Geneva International Discussions and high-involvement of the EU Special Representative were the main topics of the meeting of Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and the EU Special Representative Herbert Salber.  The parties emphasized important of joint efforts and expressed their hope for creation constructive environment during the next round of …

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EU Praises Georgia’s Public Administration Reform

In terms of Public Administration reform, Georgia is a region-wide leader, – was noted at the regional conference taking place in the hotel Radisson. The main theme of the Conference is “Reform of the Public Service: Elaboration and Implementation of the Legislation Regulating Public Service”. It was opened by the …

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Georgia Celebrates Visa Liberalization Progress (Photos)

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Tbilisi  and other major cities celebrate the report of a positive progress report on Georgia’s implementation of its Visa Liberalization Action Plan (VLAP). The European Commission today released the report saying Georgia met all the benchmarks of the VLAP, meaning in early 2016 the European Union (EU) would propose a legislative amendment …

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EU Confirms Georgia’s Visa Liberalization

EU Visa free regime Georgia

European Commission published its final report, saying Georgia is technically ready to be granted a visa-free regime with the EU. Georgia implemented a number of changes in the past year to fulfill obligations necessary for a visa-free regime to the EU. The country amended 70 laws and also joined several international conventions. …

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