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24 May. Wednesday
Controversy over Moscow’s New Sokhumi-based Law Enforcement Center Continues
The “Information-Coordination Center of Internal Affairs Agencies” stirred public debate in Abkhazia.
Kremlin Appoints New Envoy to Tskhinvali
Maj.Gen. Marat Kulakhmetov served as the commander of Russia’s peacekeeping forces in Tskhinvali Region.
Turkish PM Meets Georgian Officials in Tbilisi
Georgian, Turkish ministers held the second High Level Strategic Cooperation Council.
23 May. Tuesday
Georgia Hosts Trilateral Defense Ministerial
Georgian, Azerbaijani, Turkish ministers discuss cooperation, security measures for regional projects.
Azerbaijani Defense Minister Visits Georgia
Zakir Hasanov met Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria, discussed bilateral, trilateral defense relations.
German Citizen Detained in Abkhazia
Russian FSB officers detained German citizen for “illegal border crossing.”
Georgian Leaders Condemn Manchester Attack
President, Prime Minister, Parliamentary Chairman issued statements following the terrorist act.
Republicans, Free Democrats Mull Unification for Municipal Election
Free Democrats garnered 4.63%, while Republicans obtained 1.55% in 2016 parliamentary polls.
22 May. Monday
Prosecutors Close Case against ECHR Judge’s Brother
Nona Tsotsoria said the investigation was related to her work at the European Court of Human Rights.
Moscow to Establish New Law Enforcement Agency in Abkhazia
Russia signed with Sokhumi an agreement on establishing the Joint Information-Coordination Center.
Mattis: U.S. ‘Ready’ to Assist Georgian Defense Reforms
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis sent a letter to Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria.
21 May. Sunday
Georgian Prime Minister Meets King Abdullah II, Federica Mogherini
Giorgi Kvirikashvili took part in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa.
20 May. Saturday
EU Special Representative Meets Deputy Foreign Minister, Reiterates Support to Georgia
Herbert Salber’s comments during his Tskhinvali visit caused indignation across Georgian political spectrum.
19 May. Friday
ECHR Judge Accuses Police of ‘Work-related’ House Search
Opposition denounced the search, saying it’s ‘pressure’ over the court’s ongoing Georgia-related cases.
Georgia Presents Ratification Instruments for Istanbul Convention
The convention on preventing and combating violence against women was adopted in 2011.
New Governor of Kvemo Kartli Region Appointed
PM Kvirikashvili appointed Grigol Nemsadze as the governor of Kvemo Kartli region in eastern Georgia.
PM Kvirikashvili: Free Trade with China Opens ‘New Door’ for Georgia
Georgian and Chinese Economy Ministers signed the free trade agreement on May 13.
18 May. Thursday
Georgian Politicians Express Fury over EU Representative’s Remarks
Herbert Salber’s comments made during his Tskhinvali visit cause ire across Georgian political spectrum
Activists Mark Anti-Homophobia Day, Church Marches for ‘Family Purity’
In 2013, LGBT rights activists were attacked by anti-gay demonstrators, led by Orthodox clerics.
17 May. Wednesday
Tbilisi Summons EU Ambassador over Special Representative’s Tskhinvali Remarks
Tbilisi incensed after the EU South Caucasus special representative congratulates Bibilov on his victory.
New South Ossetian Government Head Appointed
60-year-old Erik Pukhaev will head the region’s twelve-member cabinet of ministers.
Nationwide Discussions on Constitution to Continue
Twenty more public meetings will be held across the country, ten in the regions of Georgia and ten in Tbilisi.
Trump: Georgia, U.S. ‘Share Common Values’
U.S. President congratulated Giorgi Margvelashvili over the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
16 May. Tuesday
Sokhumi Claims Invitation to National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.
Abkhaz foreign minister says he was invited by two Senators to attend the annual religious gathering.
Moscow Slams Tbilisi’s Plan to Prohibit Luzhkov from Entering Georgia
Russian MFA accuses Tbilisi of ‘provocations,’ says it ‘did not dare’ to act during the visit.
15 May. Monday
Georgia’s State Audit Office Chairman Assaulted
Lasha Tordia and former chief prosecutor Otar Partskhaladze traded accusations over the incident.
Russia Approves Pension Payments for Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia
Moscow continues “co-financing” Tskhinvali and Sokhumi authorities’ expenditures.
Sokhumi Fills Last Parliamentary Seat
Repeat election was held in one single-mandate constituency in Gudauta, west of Sokhumi.
EPP ‘Concerned’ over Constitutional Reform Plans
EPP delegation, led by European People’s Party Vice President Paulo Rangel, visited Tbilisi on May 10-11.
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