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Monday, July 10, 2023, #127 (5441)

President Zourabichvii Urges Action Against Anti-LGBT Attack on Tbilisi Pride Festival

On July 8, the Tbilisi Pride festival in Tbilisi was forcefully disrupted by approximately 2,000 anti-LGBT protesters. (more)

Parliament Chairman Shalva Papuashvili: President Zourabichvili's Remarks on Police Encourage Foreign Ambassadors to Criticize

During an interview on Imedi TV, Shalva Papuashvili, the Chairman of the parliament, expressed his concern regarding the president's recent statement, noting that it further contributes to the perception that even a foreign ambassador can assert that the police are incapable of fulfilling their duties. (more)

The News in Brief

"US Embassy in Georgia Urges Accountability and Denounces Violence as Tbilisi Pride Event is Cancelled" (more)

Opinion & Analysis

Georgia Struggles to Meet EU Recommendations, Posing Challenges for Membership Candidacy

As it turns out, the European Union considers only three of Georgia's 12 executable recommendations to be fully implemented. This will remove the grounds for the Georgian government's assertion that it has fully implemented 11 recommendations and only one remains - depolarization. (more)

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