Category: Georgia


Georgia Support Package To Buffer Expected 4 Percent Economic Contraction

Georgia has announced a 3.5-billion-lari ($1.1 billion) support package aimed at shoring up the country’s economy, which is expected to contract 4 percent this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.More than 2 billion laris provided in the package will go toward supporting businesses and the wider economy, Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said on April 24.Another […]


Abkhazia Swears In De Facto President

Aslan Bzhania, the winner of an election for the de facto presidency in Georgia’s breakaway Abkhazia region, has been sworn in for a five-year term. At an inauguration ceremony in the regional capital, Sukhumi, on April 23, Bzhania pledged to work on closer cooperation with Russia. Moscow recognized Abkhazia and Georgia’s other breakaway region, South […]


U.S. Embassy In Tbilisi Troubled By Reports Of ‘Borderization’ Activity On South Ossetia Boundary Line

The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi on April 17 said it was “deeply troubled” by reports that Russian-led “security actors” have resumed “borderization” activities along the administrative boundary line of the Georgian-breakaway region of South Ossetia.A statement from the embassy said the activities were reported near the village of Takhtisdziri.“We condemn any actions by the de […]


Monitor Says ‘Millions Of Georgians’ Private Data Shared On Hacker Forum

An anonymous user on a hacker forum has shared the names and other personal data of millions of Georgian nationals, according to data-breach monitors and an IT-news website. The apparent voter-database leak on March 28 comes roughly seven months before the South Caucasus country’s next parliamentary elections, although it was said to have been originally […]

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