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Civil Georgia is a daily news online service devoted to delivering quality news and analysis about Georgia. Civil.Ge is run by The UN Association of Georgia, a Georgian non-governmental organization, in frames of ‘National Integration and Tolerance in Georgia’ Program financed by USAID. Civil Georgia is also supported by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

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Illia II, Patriarch of Georgia’s Orthodox Church. Photo by Surprizi, Wikipedia Commons

Prosecutors Clarify Georgia’s Patriarch Illia II Not Murder Target

20 Feb 2017 in 1 , Religion

(Civil.Ge) — Georgia’s Prosecutor’s Office clarified on February 16 that the alleged murder plot did not target Illia II, Patriarch of Georgia’s Orthodox Church. Georgia’s Chief Prosecutor Irakli Shotadze said on February 13 that the…

Military parade in Georgia. Photo by Kober, Wikipedia Commons.

Georgia Reinstates Military Draft

16 Feb 2017 in 1 , World News

(Civil.Ge) — The Georgian Ministry of Defense (MoD) reintroduced compulsory military service in the country’s armed forces, eight months after Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli abolished military conscription. The new system differs “significantly and qualitatively” from…

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Georgia Closes Gülen-Affiliated School In Batumi

07 Feb 2017 in 1 , Social Issues , World News

(Civil.Ge) — The National Center for Education Quality Enhancement (NCEQE), an agency at the Georgian Ministry of Education, which studies conformity of educational institutions with the standards set by the Georgian legislation, decided to close…

Map of Georgia highlighting Abkhazia (green) and South Ossetia (purple). Source: United Nations Cartographic Section, Wikipedia Commons.

Abkhaz, South Ossetian De Facto Officials Reject Tbilisi’s EU Visa Liberalization Offer

04 Feb 2017 in 1 , World News

(Civil.Ge) — De facto Abkhaz and South Ossetian Foreign Ministries commented on February 2 and February 3, respectively, on the statements of Georgian leaders that residents of the two breakaway regions would also benefit from…

Georgia's flag. Photo by Frank Miller, Wikipedia Commons.

Georgia: Central Bank Increases Key Rate To 6.75%

26 Jan 2017 in 1 , Business

(Civil.Ge) — The National Bank of Georgia increased its key rate by 25 basis points to 6.75% and announced further “gradual” tightening of the monetary policy in the course of the next two quarters. NBG…