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Despite mass demonstrations in Georgia against the seemingly pro-Russian “foreign agents” law in March and growing Russian trade turnover following the start of the war in Ukraine, the government in Tbilisi remains dedicated to joining the EU.
The Georgian economy has bounced back fast from the series of sharp shocks of recent years, and rather than being dragged down by the polycrisis that has been unfolding.
Russia and China will struggle for common policy on possible Russian soft underbelly Central Asia, Afghanistan, Mongolia, the vital Europe/Asia Caucasus crossroads, the Baltics, CEE and SEE.
Georgia's leading bank is expanding its international operations and investing in cutting-edge banking technologies.
Since communism collapsed and Georgia achieved independence, we have only too often witnessed an ambivalence about the country's future direction among its ruling elites.
Council of Europe body's opinions add to the government's problems by confirming the objections from opposition parties and the EU Commission.
Bankwatch has urged the EBRD to terminate the contract with Metrovagonmash and find an alternative supplier for the project.
Kremlin nevertheless bristled at top diplomat’s arrival, saying “there is no place for the democratisation experiments of Washington”.
Belarusia's president signed agreements that could result in benefits worth $100m during his visit as top diplomats and presidents on both sides of the Ukraine war divide continue to tour world to shore up support.
Turkey has abruptly stopped exporting goods to Russia and one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strongest advocates in Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, has said that he might “rethink” his relations with Russia in the future.
EU and US criticise Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik over plan to adopt a law on “foreign agents”.
Russian shipping companies are facing a blanket ban by Turkey’s Customs Service on transit declarations for goods on the EU sanctions list to Russia, Vedomosti and Kommersant daily reported citing market participants.
Two days of mass protest have forced the ruling Georgian Dream party to back down and withdraw a proposed “foreign agents” law, which would brand NGOs and media that receive more than 20% of their income from abroad.
The Georgian Dream bloc, which holds the parliamentary majority, has withdrawn the controversial bill on foreign agents from the Georgian parliament that sparked two days of mass protests in the country, Vedomosti reports on March 9.
Legislation would require any organisation that receives over 20% of its funding from overseas to register as foreign agents or face substantial fines.
AE Solar’s factory to meet one-third of the EU market’s demand when it reaches full capacity as Europe seeks to reduce dependence on solar panel imports.
French President Emmanuel Macron is in Africa. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has just been to Central Asia before visiting India, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has just completed a tour of Africa, India and the Caucasus.
"In a context of deep regional instability, the situation of the "frozen conflicts" is vulnerable to Russia's military presence and the unpredictability of its geostrategic actions..." w
Russia has managed to largely bypass Western sanctions on technology and semiconductor imports to supply itself with technology to keep its economy working and build sophisticated weapons.