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Civil Georgia

Social Service Workers End Strike After Reaching Deal

About 400 employees of the Social Service Agency ended a five-day strike after reaching an agreement with the employer.   The Solidarity Network —an independent labor union of healthcare and service sector workers —said overnight on January 21-22 that the employees agreed to pay increases of 40%-60%, but they will now receive one-year contracts instead of …

24/01/22 08:23

COVID Georgia Live Blog: 7,947 New Infections, 5,550 Recoveries, 31 Deaths

Monday, January 24 11:15 UTC+4 — 1,207,407 People Fully Vaccinated According to NCDC Georgia, 1,318,977 persons have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 1,207,407 people that are fully vaccinated. 1,550 jabs were administered yesterday. 10:50 UTC+4 — Regional Breakdown of New Cases Out of 7,947 new cases, 4,496 were reported in Tbilisi, …

24/01/22 08:15

German Navy Chief Resigns Over Controversial Remarks

German Navy Chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach has resigned after controversial comments on Ukraine and Russian President Vladimir Putin, among others. In his remarks, Schönbach also argued that accepting Georgia into NATO was not a “smart” idea despite meeting membership requirements. “I have just asked the Federal Defense Minister to relieve me from my duties …

22/01/22 23:19

‘Not Smart’ to Have Georgia in NATO, Says German Navy Chief

German Navy Chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach has raised some eyebrows by claiming that it would not be “smart” to have Georgia as a member of NATO. Asked about NATO’s eastward enlargement in New Delhi at the event hosted by IDSA think-tank (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses) yesterday, the German Naval Chief asserted “as …

22/01/22 17:42

Georgian Speaker Wants to Meet New EP President Before Jean Monnet Talks

The cabinet of Georgian Parliamentary Chairperson said today a meeting between freshly-elected European Parliament President Roberta Metsola and Georgian Speaker Shalva Papuashvili should take place prior to the start of the Jean Monnet Dialogue, considering the personal role of the chairpersons in the process. The statement by Speaker Papuashvili’s cabinet came in response to the …

22/01/22 12:26

MEPs Cancel Tbilisi Visit as Georgian Speaker “Didn’t Find Time to Engage”

MEPs Viola von Cramon (The Greens/EFA, Germany), Marina Kaljurand (S&D, Estonia) and Miriam Lexmann (EPP, Slovakia), the co-facilitators of the Jean Monnet Dialogue with Georgian parties, have said their January 21-22 visit to Georgia was cancelled as Parliament Speaker “Shalva Papuashvili did not find the time to engage.” The news comes amid already strained relations …

21/01/22 21:59

Moscow Hopes Georgia Pursues ‘Balanced’ Policy on Russia

The Foreign Ministry of Russia (MID) stated today it hopes the Georgian Government “will draw lessons from the past and pursue a more balanced policy towards Russia.” It claimed that Moscow remains committed to normalizing relations with Georgia – “overcoming existing differences, restoring and developing bilateral ties” – but stressed that the process should be …

21/01/22 12:04


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