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Public Defender meets US Ambassador

Georgia’s newly appointed Public Defender, Levan Ioseliani, held introductory meetings with President Salome Zourabichvili and US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan.

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Vivamedi clinic wants to refuse treatment of Saakashvili

The Vivamedi clinic stated that it doubts the expediency of the continued stay of former President Mikheil Saakashvili in it and is going to address this issue to the penitentiary service of Georgia.

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Mamuka Khazaradze: It is necessary to unify the Georgian society at the critical moment and now this critical moment has arrived

It is necessary to unify the Georgian society at the critical moment, and now this critical moment has arrived, Mamuka Khazaradze, one of the leaders of the Lelo party, said in an extensive interview given to the Ukrainian channel FREEDOM.

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Khatia Dekanoidze: The issuance of an arrest warrant against Putin by the Hague Court means that he is already excluded and isolated

According to Khatia Dekanoidze, one of the leaders of the National Movement, the issuance of an arrest warrant against Putin by the Hague Court means that he, as a criminal, is already excluded and isolated.

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GD MP says developments in Ukraine should be given correct legal assessment

“What is happening in Ukraine should be given not only political but also a correct legal assessment,” said Mikheil Sarjveladze, a member of the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party.

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Giorgi Gakharia: The use of force on June 20 was legitimate, and the protest on March 7-8 was peaceful - this is the reason why I criticize the current actions of the police and the Ministry of Internal Affairs

On June 20, it was determined that the use of force was legitimate, and the protest of March 7-8 was peaceful - this is the reason why I criticize the current actions of the police and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the leader of the party For Georgia Giorgi Gakharia said in an interview with Deutsche Welle.

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Lelo party calls on GD to focus on fulfilling EU recommendations

Salome Samadashvili, a member of the opposition Lelo party, stated at a briefing on Friday that the work of the parliament and government was “paralyzed” and urged MPs from the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party to focus on implementing the EC’s recommendations.

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UK Foreign Secretary to visit Georgia

UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, James Cleverly, will visit Georgia on March 16-17.

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Ex-President Saakashvili welcomes meeting with Public Defender

Georgia’s ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili expressed readiness to meet with the new Public Defender in the coming days.

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Vano Merabishvili: There is actually one serious opposition party in Georgia, the United National Movement

There is actually one serious opposition party in Georgia, the United National Movement, Saakashvili's party. His rating is twice as high as the rating of all other opposition parties together, - the former Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia, Vano Merabishvili, told the Ukrainian media.

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MEP Anna Fotyga: Keeping Georgia's third president in prison means deteriorating future of Georgia

“Keeping the third president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili in prison as Putin’s hostage means the deteriorating future of Georgia, said MEP Anna Fotyga in the European Parliament on March 14.

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Ombudsman is ready to meet the students participating in the rallies who think that their right to free expression has been violated

Public Defender Levan Ioseliani is ready to meet the students participating in the March 7-9 rallies. The Public Defender's office has issued a statement about this.

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Davit Narmania: the total amount of debt discharge by GNERC is over 25 million GEL

During a conference dedicated to International Consumer Rights Day, Davit Narmania, Chairman of the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission, addressed the audience about the importance of protecting consumer rights in the energy and water supply sectors.

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Not Armenia withdraws from CSTO, but CSTO withdraws from Armenia - Pashinyan

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that his country is not going to leave the Collective Security Treaty Organization, but fears that "CSTO will leave Armenia."

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Rate of FDI in Georgia Reached a Historical Maximum and Exceeded $2 Billion

The Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development announced that Georgia received over 2 billion dollars in foreign direct investment in 2022, a historic high for the country.

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EU Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi deems withdrawal of Foreign Agents bill as encouraging and positive

The withdrawal of draft bills on the Transparency of Foreign Influence and Foreign Agents Registration Act by the Georgian parliament is “encouraging and positive” said Olivér Várhelyi, EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement at the plenary session of the European Parliament on March 14.

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Irakli Garibashvili: When you tell a young man or woman that they must become fake clerics to avoid the army, it is a disaster, a tragedy - Girchi is an antinational movement

When you tell a young man or woman that they must become fake clerics to avoid the army and serving their country, it is a disaster, a tragedy—Girchi is an antinational movement, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated.

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Pro-Russian forces burned the EU flag near the Georgian Parliament

Pro-Russian forces, representatives of Altinfo, tore down the EU flag that flies in front of the Georgian parliament building, trampled on it and burned it.

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Ivanishvili's lawyer criticizes the initiators of the bill on "foreign agents"

The initiators of the draft law on "foreign agents" failed to explain in plain language the real need for its adoption. This was stated to journalists by Viktor Kipiani, head of the Geocase analytical center, lawyer of the ex-Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili.

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Prime Minister: These people are directly serving the purpose of fueling discord, and they are implicated in a number of provocations

These people are directly serving the purpose of fueling discord, and they are implicated in a number of provocations, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated on Imedi TV.

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“Once I return to Kyiv, I will fully devote myself to helping Zelensky,” Saakashvili

“No one should think that I am doing well because I write so much. I passed out twice today. Garibashvili said in Munich that he would allow European doctors, and this case dragged on for 10 days, but I will fight as long as I am alive," ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili said in a letter.

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"Mikheil Saakashvili on the verge of death" - Petras Austrevicius

“Mikheil Saakashvili is on the verge of death,”  MEP Petras Austrevičius said.

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Rally Planned Today During Plenary Session

Today, on March 10, an action will take place near the Georgian Parliament building on Rustaveli Avenue, as announced by the organizers of the rally. During the rally, it was stated that the participants would convene again at 11:00 today.

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Kelly Degnan: Georgian People, Especially Students and Young People, Spoke Loudly and Clearly, and Finally the Ruling Party Listened to them"

Kelly Degnan, the US ambassador to Georgia, has emphasized the importance of each member of parliament officially rejecting the draft law on foreign influence passed in the first reading, in response to the public protests against the law.

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The European Union welcomes the withdrawal of the bill on "foreign agents"

The EU Delegation to Georgia said it welcomes the decision of the ruling Georgian Dream party to withdraw the draft law on  "foreign agents"approved by parliament in the first reading on March 7.

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