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Chisinau Mayor, City Officials Detained In Corruption Case
Moldovan anticorruption prosecutors have detained the mayor of Chisinau and several other city officials on suspicion of corruption.Dorin Chirtoaca and the other officials, including a deputy mayor, were taken to Moldova's National Anticorruption Center (CNA) on the evening of May 25 and ordered held for 72 hours after prosecutors searched city hall for several hours.The CNA accuses Chirtoaca of instructing his deputy to sign a contract with Austrian company EME Parkleitsystem GmbH.Chirtoaca suspended the contract with the company this month. Neither Chirtoaca nor the Austrian company has commented on the accusations.The CNA said the company won contracts due to "concerted actions" from city hall officials. Seven other officials, including the city's two deputy mayors, have been recently detained in the case.Chirtoaca, 38, is the deputy chairman of the Liberal Party. He has been mayor of Chisinau since 2007 and supports reunifying the country with neighboring Romania. All 11 Liberal Party lawmakers in Moldova's 101-seat parliament were absent from the May 26 session, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported.
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Politics
Giorgi Margvelashvili - There is still a path from independence to freedom
Twenty-six years ago we took a step and declared aloud on restoring Georgia’s independence, - Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili sad at Liberty Square, Tbilisi. According to President, there is still a path from independence to freedom. “We managed to establish the Georgian state that is really independent, developing its policy due to the only right source – people’s will. But there is still a path from independence to freedom,” he said. “Where does freedom begin? It is hardly achievable as freedom means recognition of others’ rights. No nation is free if they don’t recognize other people’s freedom,” Margvelashvili remarked.  
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Protecting Georgia’s territorial integrity we protect our countries at a certain extent – Paolo Alli
Protecting Georgia and supporting its territorial integrity, we protect our countries at a certain extent, - President of NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly Paolo Alli said at the joint press-conference with Georgia’s Parliamentary Speaker. According to Alli, NATO would like to underline full support towards Georgia. He has referred to the contribution of Georgia to international missions especially in Afghanistan. “We realize that stability and security is very important for regional stability that is significant for all western countries,” he said. As Alli maintained, Georgia is occupying more and more significant position in the present geo-political environment.  “From our point of view, you are on the right path but there still is the room for improvement,” he added. 
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Society
GPB pavilion at Rustaveli Avenue
The pavilion of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) is presented at Rustaveli Avenue. “What united us –This is Public Broadcaster” – various programs will be aired live. Any interested person will have the opportunity to participate in live coverage. At the initiative of GPB, the first vides record of "Knight in the Panther’s Skin” a poem by Shota Rustaveli will be made for publication of a video book. 
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Politics
Giorgi Kvirikashvili - hold NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Georgia is important for country's foreign policy
During the government session, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili responded to the fact of holding NATO Parliamentary Assembly's spring session in Georgia.Prime Minister stated at that the declaration in support of Georgia's Euro-Atlantic integration will be adopted within NATO Parliamentary Assembly.NATO Parliamentary Assembly will be held in Georgia on May 26-29. "This will be a spring session. It is very important that such a high level forum will be held in a non-NATO country. It will be a declaration of support for Georgia's Euro-Atlantic integration and I think it is of utmost importance to hold such an event to support our country's foreign policy", - Kvirikashvili said.
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Justice
Prosecutor’s Office –Georgian side cannot extradite Gela Mikadze to foreign country if requested
If requested by a foreign country, the Georgian side cannot extradite Georgian citizen Gela Mikadze to the foreign country, Chief Prosecutor’s Office says. According to the 13th article of the Georgian Constitution, handover of a Georgian citizen to a foreign country is banned, except for the cases envisaged by international agreements.‘Georgia’s civil belonging represents the circumstance that serves as an obstacle to the extradition,’ the Chief Prosecutor’s Office reports. Georgian MP from Alliance of Patriots Gela Mikadze was sentenced to 15 years in jail in absentia by United Arab Emirates court.  
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Agricultural land plots must not be sold to foreigners – Kakha Kaladze
The Head of the Government and I reckon that Georgia’s agricultural land plots must not be sold to foreigners, - Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Energy Kakha Kaladze said. ‘In general there was uproar about the issue. From our point of view, the agricultural land plots must not be alienated to foreigners. Discussion is underway in the parliament and I believe they will make a decision,’ Kaladze claimed.As he has added, no land plots will be sold to foreigners if there is no ‘special occasion’. He supposes the regulation will be reflected in the constitution.  
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Head of State Audit Service comments about video released through social network
Lasha Tordia, Head of State Audit Service commented about the video material released through the social network. Tordia said that Chief Prosecutor’s Office published the material to put the latest conflict that he had with Otar Patrskhaladze, former Chief Prosecutor in the background. Head of State Audit Service held a special briefing this afternoon. The shots are made in one of the cafes at Paliashvili Street in Tbilisi. 
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Society
Georgian Foreign Ministry does not confirm reports on death of captured Georgian pilot in Congo
Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that the information on the death of the captured Georgian pilot during armed clashes in Congo has not been officially confirmed. Deputy Foreign Minister Zviad Gonadze has said this after the meeting with the Georgian pilot’s brother Giorgi Osurauli. Two planes of Congo Democratic Republic military-air forces were shot down on 27 January by rebellious people. One of the pilots was Georgian citizen Soso Osurauli. He was captured.  
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