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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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EU Launches € 1.1 million Project to support Employment Service

The objective of the € 1.1 million project is to provide complex institutional and capacity building to empower the ESS and the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia and other relevant staff to effectively fulfil its mission and duties and deliver well-targeted, high-quality, gender-sensitive and cost-effective services …

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Georgia Has Double Fatal Car Accidents Compared to EU Standards

In Georgia, the number of fatal automobile accidents is twice the amount of average car crashes of the European countries, says the minister of Regional Development Nodar Javakhishvili. As the signatory of the EU Association Agreement Georgia took on the responsibility of improving its indicators in many different sectors. Minister …

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Iran to boost Ties with European Union

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with President of the European Council Donald Tusk  on late Saturday voiced Iran’s readiness to considerably boost cooperation with the European Union. ‘We should plan for creating a considerable development in all-out relations between Iran and European Union based on mutual interests in …

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European Commission Proposing to Increase Energy Community’s Budget

The European Commission is proposing to increase the budget of the Energy Community for the year 2016-2017 by 30 percent, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič said at the Celebration Ceremony of 10th Anniversary Energy Community in Vienna. His speech is published on the European Commission’s official website. The Energy Community is an …

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Georgia Joins EU Sanctions against Russia

Georgia has officially joined the EU sanctions against Russia, a declaration posted on the European Council’s webpage informs. The declaration refers to annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol. As reported, six countries aside from Georgia have also joined the economic sanctions on Russia.  On 19 June 2015, the Council extended the …

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Ilham Aliyev Talks EU Trade with Donald Tusk

After visiting Georgia, the President of European Council Donald Tusk arrived to Azerbaijan today where he and the country’s president Ilham Aliyev held a joint press conference. According to the local news agency News.Az, Azerbaijan’s president touched upon the economic ties between the country and the EU. “We are very …

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EU Antitrust Regulator Accuses MasterCard of Excessive Card Fees

EU antitrust regulators accused MasterCard on Thursday of over-charging non-European cardholders to process their purchases in Europe, the second time the EU has taken on the world’s No. 2 credit and debit card network. “We currently suspect Mastercard is artificially raising the costs of card payments,” said the EU statement. …

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