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29 Apr. Saturday
President, Parliamentary Chairman Clash over Constitution Reform
The Constitutional Reform Commission agreed on the draft constitution text on April 22.
28 Apr. Friday
FH: Press Freedom Declines in Georgia
Georgia scores a point lower in Freedom House’s Press Freedom report.
27 Apr. Thursday
Foreign Ministers Open German-Georgian Year
Mikheil Janelidze met his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.
Georgia, Romania to Boost Trade, Political Ties
Prime Ministers issued a Declaration on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations.
Two Persons Sent to Pretrial Detention over Batumi Unrest
21 persons were arrested following the March 11-12 unrest in Batumi.
26 Apr. Wednesday
Tbilisi Concerned over Jerusalem Patriarch’s Abkhazia Statement
Georgian Ambassador to Israel meets Theophilos III, speaks about his meeting with Abkhaz pilgrims.
South Ossetia Government Resigns
The region’s new leader Anatoly Bibilov will form a new government in two weeks.
Watchdog Keeps Georgia’s Press Freedom Index Unchanged
Reporters Without Borders ranks Georgia 64th in the table of 180 countries with 27.76 points in the survey.
Georgia Ratifies Europe’s Energy Community Accession Agreement
The Parliament of Georgia ratified the agreement with 89 MPs voting unanimously in favor.
25 Apr. Tuesday
Georgian MoD Adopts Strategic Defense Review for 2017-2020
Defense Ministry considers Russia the primary threat, seeks to strengthen defense capabilities.
Sokhumi Begins Issuing Residence Permits to Ethnic Georgians
Abkhaz authorities introduce new document for non-citizens for the term of five years.
Georgian, Estonian FMs Discuss Upcoming Brussels EaP Summit
Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser was on his official visit to Tbilisi on April 24.
24 Apr. Monday
Georgia, Iran Mull Railway Connection
PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili paid a two-day official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran on April 22-23.
23 Apr. Sunday
Hungary’s Viktor Orban visits Georgia
Hungarian Prime Minister aims to boost economic ties between two countries.
South Ossetia’s New Leader Inaugurated
Anatoly Bibilov, former head of the local legislature, was inaugurated at a football stadium in Tskhinvali.
Georgian, Ukrainian Foreign Ministers Speak of ‘Common’ EU Integration Agenda
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin traveled to Tbilisi on his first official visit to Georgia.
22 Apr. Saturday
Trade Unions, Socialist Groups Call for Lifting Tax Increase Restrictions
25 organizations issued a letter addressed to the Constitutional Reform Commission.
Georgia in CoE Annual Report on Democracy
The Council of Europe Secretary General’s fourth annual report was released on April 20.
NGOs Criticize Constitution Draft, Propose Further Debate
NGOs propose final debate, criticizing the draft constitution amendments.
Opposition Parties Reject Constitution Changes, Boycott Commission
The final meeting of the Constitutional Reform Commission is to be held on April 22.
21 Apr. Friday
CoE Issues Report on Conflict in Georgia
The Ministers’ Deputies of the Council of Europe member states held a debate on this topic on April 19.
President Slams Draft Constitution Amendments
Margvelashvili views the ongoing reform process as an attempt to curtail the presidency.
20 Apr. Thursday
PM Kvirikashvili on Georgia’s Foreign, Security Policy
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili addressed the fourth South Caucasus Security Forum on April 20.
Foreign Minister on Reintegration, Abkhazia Railway Opening
Mikheil Janelidze outlined Tbilisi’s strategy towards the occupied regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Georgian Defense Minister: France ‘Strategic Ally’
French, Georgian defense ministers outline ‘cooperation plan’ to strengthen Georgia’s air defense.
Sergey Lavrov Reassures Sokhumi on Security
Sergey Lavrov spoke on transit connection to Armenia through the region, non-use of force agreement.
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