Zalkaliani may meet Lavrov at United Nations

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Georgia’s Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaniani may meet with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov within the framework of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. “Today, the Swiss side offered us to communicate with the Russian side within the framework of the ongoing UNGA session, where our delegation will have the opportunity to discuss the most problematic issue.  This...

Elene Melikishvili - Khazaradze case looks like Yukos case

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TBC Bank, the leading Georgian banking company, is facing criminal investigation over money-laundering allegations involving a USD 17 million transaction that took place in 2008.  On July 26 Tbilisi City Court ruled that the founder and former Board Chair of the TBC Bank, Mamuka Khazaradze and his Deputy Badri Japaridze are to post a GEL 700,000 bail each after being charged in a money...

Bud Coote - Reliance on Gazprom for gas supplies, even for diversification, creates more vulnerability for Georgia

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Accent’s interview with Bud Coote, senior fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. -MR. COOTE, THE GEORGIAN ECONOMY MINISTER GIORGI KOBULIA STATED ON FEBRUARY 18, THAT “THE COUNTRY DOES NOT WANT THE ONLY SUPPLIER TO BE AZERBAIJAN AND WE NEED DIVERSIFICATION. WE ARE NEGOTIATING WITH GAZPROM FOR DIVERSIFICATION”. HAVE YOU SEEN URGENT NEED AND REAL REASON FOR GEORGIA TO TAKE...

“If Georgian officials want foreigners less and less to buy property, they should review their laws rather than enforcing entry restrictions”

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ACCENT’S INTERVIEW WITH HAMED KAZEMZADEH, PH.D. AT THE CENTER FOR EAST EUROPEAN CENTER AND THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK ‘GEORGIAN CULTURE AND PEOPLE’ -TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE RECENT INCIDENTS, THERE IS AN IMPRESSION THAT RELATIONS BETWEEN GEORGIA AND IRAN ARE GETTING WORSE AND WORSE. HOW DO YOU THINK, IS THERE A BASIS FOR THIS OPINION? HOW WOULD YOU ASSESS CURRENT RELATIONS BETWEEN THE...

NATO Chief: We expect Georgia to continue to focus on consolidating democratic institutions and to strengthen the rule of law

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s interview with the Accent. - MR. STOLTENBERG, A SHORT TIME AGO MEETINGS OF NATO MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TOOK PLACE. FOLLOWING THE MEETING OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC COUNCIL WITH GEORGIA AND UKRAINE IN FOREIGN MINISTERS' SESSION, YOU STATED: “AT OUR MEETING TODAY, WE AGREED TO CONTINUE WORKING TOGETHER TO PREPARE GEORGIA FOR NATO MEMBERSHIP. WE...