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Published In: Institut für Europäische Politik , Berlin Policy Hub, GRASS

Published In: IEP

Published In: GRASS

Published In: GRASS

10 years since the Russian Georgian war:new German “Ostpolitik” is needed

Paata Gaprindashvili, Mariam Tsitsikashvili23-25 August 2018 marked Chancellor Angela Merkel’s first regional trip to the South Caucasus, including visits to Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The Chancellor’s visit not only had an immense significance for these countries, but also demonstrated Germany’s (and in a wider sense the EU’s) strategic interest towards the region. Angela Merkel’s visit... Read More

NGOs on Salome Zurabishvili’s Xenophobic Statement

Non-governmental organizations respond and condemn the xenophobic statement of Salome Zurabishvili, a presidential candidate supported by Georgian Dream.On October 2, during the pre-election meeting with local ethnic Armenian citizens in Ninotsminda (Samtskhe-Javakheti region), Zurabishvili stated: “Till now, citizenship was granted only by the decision of a president. One of the presidents [Mikheil Saakashvili], whose representative... Read More

Human Rights Organizations Respond to Violence at ‘Equality Movement’s” Office

 Civil society organizations and groups working on protection of human rights in Georgia are extremely concerned about the violence and threats committed on homophobic motives against four activists of the organization Equality Movement in Tbilisi. We call on law enforcement agencies to investigate the case in a timely and effective manner in order to address... Read More

Informal Rule Has Triggered Crisis of Democratic Institutions

We would like to respond to the recent developments that have taken place in the country, which are indicative of a severe crisis in the governance system, clear signs of grand corruption and informal clan rule in Georgia. We believe that the control exercised by an influential group over public institutions and its use of... Read More

The systematic problem in corruption should be immediately addressed

The public has recently become aware of a number of alleged instances of corruption involving public officials. The notable examples are the public materials related to the activities of the Omega Group and TV Iberia, which are indicative of severe corruption, in which public officials may have been involved. In spite of the fact that... Read More