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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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Gazprom Headquarters in Moscow, Russia. Photo by Ghirla, Wikipedia Commons.

Georgia: Slammed New Transit Deal With Russia’s Gazprom

18 Jan 2017 in 1 , Business

(Civil.Ge) — Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said that the new transit terms with Russia’s energy giant Gazprom “worsen the country’s energy sector” and “harm Georgia’s political and economic interests.” He also called on the Parliament…

Gazprom Headquarters in Moscow, Russia. Photo by Ghirla, Wikipedia Commons.

Georgia Agrees To Gazprom’s New Transit Terms

12 Jan 2017 in 1 , Business

(Civil.Ge) — The Georgian government made “an optimal” decision on agreeing to Gazprom’s proposal on terms of Russian gas transit to Armenia via Georgia, according to which, during the first year of the two-year contract,…

Mikheil Janelidze and Mohammad Javad Zarif, January 11, 2017. Photo: Georgian MFA

Georgian, Iranian Foreign Ministers Meet In Tehran

12 Jan 2017 in 1 , World News

(Civil.Ge) — Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Teheran on January 11 and presented condolences to Iran on the death of the ex-president Ayatollah Rafsanjani. The sides talked…

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

Georgia Condemns Russian Troops Destroying Historical Monuments In Abkhazia

11 Jan 2017 in 1 , World News

(Civil.Ge) — Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has strongly condemned the demolition of the 19th century church and the Polish cemetery in breakaway Abkhazia by Russian troops as “an act of deliberate vandalism” and called on…

Skyline of Batumi, Georgia. Photo by Uwe Brodrecht, Wikipedia Commons.

Georgia: Construction Of Trump Tower Batumi Scrapped

09 Jan 2017 in 1 , Business

(Civil.Ge) — The Trump Organization, Donald Trump’s property development company, and Silk Road Group (SRG), Trump Tower Batumi’s Georgian developer, issued a joint statement on January 6, announcing their decision to formally end the development…