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Georgia Adopts First National Strategy for Rural Development

The Government of Georgia approved the first ever national strategy for rural development, on 30 December 2016. It provides the country’s vision for 2017-2020 in key areas of rural development – growth and diversification of local economies, improvement of social and public services, sustainable use of natural resources and local …

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Visas: Council Confirms Agreement on Visa Liberalisation for Georgia

Brussels (20 December) – The Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) confirmed, on behalf of the Council, the agreement reached on 13 December with the European Parliament on visa liberalisation for Georgia. The agreement provides for visa-free travel for EU citizens when travelling to the territory of Georgia and for citizens of this …

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EU Delay on Visa-free Travel for Ukrainians Fuels Sense of Betrayal


As activists gathered on an icy Kiev square this weekend to commemorate the authorities’ bloody response to the wave of protests three years ago that eventually swept the then president from power, the mood was sombre. he country’s 2013-14 Maidan revolution was sparked by Viktor Yanukovich’s refusal, under pressure from …

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Georgia: EU Monitoring Mission’s Mandate Prolonged for Two Years

The Council prolonged the mandate of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia, EUMM Georgia until 14 December 2018. It also allocated a budget of €18 million for the period from 15 December 2016 to 14 December 2017. The EUMM contributes to stabilisation, normalisation and confidence building between the conflict parties …

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In January-October Exports Slip 16% with EU, Drops 19% with CIS

In January-October 2016 Georgia’s foreign trade turnover (excluding non-declared trade) made up 9956 million USD, up 22% year on year; According to Geostat, National Statistics Service of Georgia, exports marked 1701 million USD, down 7% year on year, and imports constituted 8256 million USD, up 31% year on year. It …

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€30 Million EU-Fund for Georgia’s Public Administration

On October 28, Georgia organized a Public Administration modernization program with a € 30 million funding from the EU. Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Georgian Prime Minister, and Janos Herman, Ambassador of the European Union, claimed the newly initiated program will fixate on improving the policy-making and accountability of Georgia’s public sector. The …

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