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Chairman of Parliament talked about process of Constitutional reform at Ambassadorial 2017
Publish Time: 2017-07-19 12:56:00
Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairman of Parliament talked about the ongoing process of Constitutional reform within the framework of Ambassadorial 2017 being held in Tbilisi.Kobakhidze remarked that it was necessary that heads of diplomatic representations of Georgia abroad had full information about the proposed changes. He also introduced participants with main arguments and content of the changes. 
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146 citizens of Georgia refused to enter EU member states
Publish Time: 2017-07-19 12:45:00
The 146 citizens of Georgia were refused to enter EU member states in three months, says the statistical data provided by Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). The right to cross the border of EU member states was not granted to citizens of Georgia from March 28 until July 2.At this stage MIA does not specify how many people used the visa-free regime with the EU and how many people returned to the country by protecting the 90-day stay rule.Georgia has been enjoying visa free regime with the Schengen zone countries from March 28, 2017. Citizens of Georgia are allowed to enter and stay in the EU member states and several non-member countries for 90 days without a visa.
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Ukrainian President visiting occupational line
Update Time: 2017-07-19 12:28:00
Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, being on a 3-day visit in Georgia, is becoming introduced with the current situation at the occupational line in Khurvaleti village. Together with President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Poroshenko is meeting with representative of European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia and President of Ukraine also inspected the territory where barbed wires are installed and talked to members of Vanishvilis family. 
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World
French Senate passes new anti-terror bill
Publish Time: 2017-07-19 12:27:00
Lawmakers in France’s conservative-dominated Senate have approved controversial legislation to further strengthen France’s anti-terror laws by a majority vote.The French senators passed the draft bill by a vote of 229 to 106 on Tuesday. The document would now proceed to the lower house of the National Assembly for a vote in October.The new security laws, which were a campaign pledge of the country’s new President Emmanuel Macron, would replace a state of emergency imposed after November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.Under the state of emergency measures, authorities have the power to place suspects under house arrest, order house searches, and ban public gatherings without the prior approval of a judge.The emergency state has been extended six times, most recently under Macron on July 6. Under the proposed legislation, some of emergency state practices would become permanent law.The move has been slammed by rights groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, which have described it as draconian.France’s Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, however, has defended the new bill, referring to it as essential for combating what he described as the “ever present” terror threat. “We want to come out from the state of emergency, but we can’t do so without counter-terrorism controls in place,” he has said.
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Parliamentary opposition skeptic about readiness of ruling team about holding of consultations
Publish Time: 2017-07-19 12:12:00
The parliamentary opposition is skeptic about readiness of the ruling team about holding of consultations with the opposition over Constitutional changes. The opposition bases the argument with the fact that Georgian Dream refuses to return the package of amendments to the level of discussions with the second reading. 
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Society
March of Women to be held
Publish Time: 2017-07-19 12:10:00
The March of Women will be held in Tbilisi today to protest against violence and discrimination of women. The march will take place at Marjanishvili Avenue. Organizers call on representatives of mass media to stop agitation of fascism and violence and condemn aggressive statements made in address of females. Protest participants will also express solidarity to former representative of Georgian Youth in United Nations Tatia Dolidze who was threatened by actor Gia Korkotashvili with physical abuse. 
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This is not a dividing line; this is an abyss between the past and the future – Petro Poroshenko
Publish Time: 2017-07-19 12:05:00
This is not a dividing line; this is an abyss between the past and the future, - Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine said in the village of Khurvaleti, at the occupation line. "I'm here with my Georgian counterpart to express Ukraine's clear support for Georgia's territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty and we will do our utmost to maintain it. This is not an occupation line, this is not a division line, this is an abyss between the past and the future of Georgia. This is the result of the Russian aggression. On one side, we see prosperous Tbilisi, hotels, resorts, investors, happy people, the association agreement, visa-free regime and on the other side we see tears, violations of rights, lack of medical assistance ... This is a great motivation for us to restore both Georgian and Ukrainian territorial integrity," Poroshenko said.
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Occupation lines will surely be destroyed in our states - Giorgi Margvelashvili
Update Time: 2017-07-19 12:03:00
Neither Georgians nor Ukrainians have ever been broken and such occupation lines will surely be destroyed, - Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said in Khurvaleti village, which is located adjacent to the occupational line. Giorgi Margvelashvili visited the occupation line together with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko."We are now at the occupation, Presidents of two countries, two proud peoples who do not tolerate the Russian aggression and the cynicism that Russian militaries through which they are trying to break our firmness and morality. But neither the Georgians nor the Ukrainians have ever broken, they have a great deal of strength and such occupation lines will be destroyed in our countries. Our states will be as sovereign and independent as it is recognized by all states in the world, except Russia," Margvelashvili said. 
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World
Lukashenko, Poroshenko to discuss Donbas, trans-border cooperation
Publish Time: 2017-07-19 11:13:00
Political, humanitarian, trade and economic cooperation will be on the agenda of meeting of the two presidents, Petro Poroshenko and Aleksandr Lukashenko. The Belarusian leader will arrive in Ukraine with an official visit on July 20-21.Lukahsenko’s press service reports that the two presidents are going to talk through latest developments in Donbas combat area and deeper trans-border cooperation. Other topics will include interaction in trade, investments, industrial area, petrochemical complex, power sector, agricultural industry and logistics and transport.The two leaders will also sign bilateral documents on cooperation in economy, science, technologies and culture.    
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Justice Minister comments about extradition of ex-president
Publish Time: 2017-07-19 10:53:00
“We applied to the Ukrainian side from Chief Prosecutor’s Office twice with demand to extradite ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili to Georgia and we received rejection in both cases,” Tea Tsulukiani, Minister of Justice made this statement during Ambassadorial 2017. According to Tsulukiani, now Ukraine can make the decision which is acceptable at this moment. Ambassadorial 2017 was opened in Tbilisi on July 18. 
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World
Trump, Putin held a second, undisclosed meeting at G20 summit
Publish Time: 2017-07-19 03:45:00
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a second, previously undisclosed conversation during a dinner for G20 leaders at a summit earlier this month in Germany, a White House official confirmed on Tuesday, as reported by Reuters.The two leaders held a formal two-hour bilateral meeting on July 7 in which Trump later said Putin denied allegations that he directed efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.The White House official did not say how long the second meeting took place or what was discussed. The second conversation between Trump and Putin took place during a dinner for the Group of 20 heads of state and their spouses in Hamburg, said Ian Bremmer, the president of political risk consultancy Eurasia Group, who was first to report the meeting in a note to clients.Television coverage of the dinner showed that first lady Melania Trump was seated next to Putin. Bremmer said Trump got up from his seat halfway through dinner and spent about an hour talking "privately and animatedly" with Putin, "joined only by Putin's own translator."The lack of a U.S. translator raised eyebrows among other leaders at the dinner, said Bremmer, who called it a "breach of national security protocol."Trump is under intense scrutiny by Congress and a special counsel investigating Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election, and probing whether Trump's campaign had ties to the activity. Trump has denied collusion between his campaign and Moscow.
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Body of Georgian citizen injured in road accident in Turkey repatriated
Publish Time: 2017-07-19 02:08:00
The body of a 60-year-old man, operator of “Lamprebi” Ensemble who was injured in a road accident near Trabzon in Turkey has been repatriated to Georgia. He was connected to artificial breathing apparatus during 2 days. Four people injured during the road accident continue medical treatment at Turkish clinics. Their health condition is stable. 
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Ukrainian President calls on International Community for continuing pressure on Russia
Publish Time: 2017-07-18 20:05:00
“We face problems in terms of territorial integrity. Georgia has problems about occupied Abkhazia and so-called South Ossetia and for Ukraine it is annexed Crimea and occupied eastern Ukraine, - President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, being on a 3-day visit in Georgia, said. According to Poroshenko, international organizations should continue pressuring Russia until it completely fulfills Minsk agreements. “International organizations should continue pressuring Russia until Minsk agreements are completely fulfilled, until Russian troops are withdrawn from all occupied territories” Poroshenko stated.   Occupation and occupation policy of Moscow was one of the main topics during the meetings which President of Ukraine held in Tbilisi. Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili and First Lady Maka Chichua hosted Ukrainian President and Ukraine’s First Lady together with governmental members and representatives of Diplomatic Corps. Georgian and Ukrainian presidents then held meetings in face-to-face and expanded formats. The two presidents also signed a memorandum on strategic cooperation and gave a joint press conference. Ukrainian president also met with Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Chairman of Parliament Irakli Kobakhidze and representatives of political groups. Strategic relations, trade-economic cooperation and common interests of Ukraine and Georgia were discussed during the meetings. Petro Poroshenko was asked about extradition of former president Mikheil Saakashvili to Georgia but he said that he had not received any demand from the Georgian government regarding extradition of ex-president. Therefore, the issue has not been discussed at all. According to Ukrainian President, everything depends on the Georgian government in terms of adding the issue on the Ukrainian agenda.  The statement, however, contradicts to the information of Chief Prosecutor’s Office, as official Tbilisi claims. The Georgian-Ukrainian business forum was held in Tbilisi. President of Ukraine and Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili opened the event. The business forum aimed at activation of trade-economic relations and development of business cooperation between business circles of the two countries. Bilateral meetings were held on the sidelines of the activity.
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Society
Number of applications by victims of violence and trafficking to shelters increases
Publish Time: 2017-07-18 18:45:00
The number of applications on part of victims of violence and trafficking to shelters increases. Based on statistics, the index from year to year increases by 30%. Private shelters are facing problems regarding search of finances.  Non-governmental organizations and Public Defender are asking the government for creation of systematic policy. Based on official data, the number of victims of violence reaches 3 thousand people, while there are about 1000 places in state shelters. 
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Georgian citizen injured in road accident in Turkey dies
Publish Time: 2017-07-18 16:54:00
A 60-year-old man, operator of “Lamprebi” Ensemble who was injured in a road accident near Trabzon in Turkey has died. He was connected to artificial breathing apparatus during 2 days. According to Adjara Health Ministry, procedures for repatriation of the Georgian man’s dead body are underway.  
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Issue of Saakashvili’s extradition depends on demand of Georgian government – Poroshenko
Update Time: 2017-07-18 16:21:00
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko being on a visit in Georgia said that he had not received any demand from the Georgian government regarding extradition of ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili. Therefore, the issue has not been discussed at all. “We have been involved in efficient communication with the government of Georgia but we have not been asked for his extradition,” Poroshenko claimed. According to Ukrainian President, everything depends on the Georgian government in terms of adding the issue on the Ukrainian agenda. Poroshenko has also stressed that there is no problem in terms of Georgia-Ukraine relations. 
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Economics
Tariff for consumption of natural gas increases
Publish Time: 2017-07-18 16:17:00
The tariff for consumption of natural gas will increase in Tbilisi by 0.5 Tetris and by 11 Tetris in regions of Georgia. The tariff for consumption of 1 cubic meters in Tbilisi will be 46.153 Tetri and in regions – 57 Tetri. The Georgian National Energy Regulation Company (GNERC) held a sitting today in reaction to the application of gas distribution companies, which submitted an application to GNERC in the beginning of 2017 with demand to increase the tariff for consumption of natural gas.
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Georgian-Ukrainian business forum held
Update Time: 2017-07-18 16:12:00
The Georgian-Ukrainian business forum was held in Tbilisi. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko being on a visit in Georgia and Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili opened the event. The business forum aimed at activation of trade-economic relations and development of business cooperation between business circles of the two countries. Bilateral meetings were held on the sidelines of the activity. 
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President of Ukraine visiting Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-07-18 16:05:00
Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine is being in Georgia with a 3-day visit. The official welcoming ceremony of Ukrainian President was held at Avlabari Presidential Residence. Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili and First Lady Maka Chichua hosted Ukrainian President and Ukraine’s First Lady together with governmental members and representatives of Diplomatic Corps. Georgian and Ukrainian presidents then held meetings in face-to-face and expanded formats. The two presidents also signed a memorandum on strategic cooperation and gave a joint press conference. 
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Aleko Elisashvili held presentation of election headquarters
Publish Time: 2017-07-18 15:37:00
Aleko Elisashvili, an independent candidate for post of Tbilisi Mayor held a presentation of his election headquarters at Saburtalo Street in Tbilisi. Elisashvili said that he planned cooperation with ordinary citizens during the pre-election period and called on the population for provision of information about facing problems. Elisashvili plans to meet with representatives of National-Democratic Institute (NDI) delegation on July 19 to introduce them with his election program.
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