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Monday, January 23, 2017, #014 (3806)

UNM refuses to elect new leader

Georgia’s main opposition party refused to elect a new leader until Georgia’s ex-President, the currently-wanted Mikheil Saakashvili (who also has no Georgian citizenship), returned to Georgia. (more)

Majority offers new entity for surveillance

The Georgian Dream majority and its head of Parliament’s Legal Committee offered a new entity under the State Security Service to carry out surveillance after the Constitutional Court of Georgia stated last year that the existing model of surveillance with the Interior Ministry and Personal Data Protection Inspector as key players had to be changed. (more)

Venice Commission President visits Georgia


Georgian PM in Davos


Georgia announces Eurovision 2017 contestant in Ukraine


The News in Brief

"First end-of-life care unit for children opens in Tbilisi" (more)

Opinion & Analysis

Nothing to celebrate on Georgia-Gazprom deal

The Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili has stated Georgia has “nothing to celebrate” about the recently achieved Georgia-Gazprom deal, which envisages monetary compensation instead of receiving in kind gas for Russia’s gas transit to Armenia via Georgia. (more)

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