Vaccine scepticism means just under a third of the Russian population is vaccinated and the government admitted last week that it had “lost the information campaign” to persuade its people to take the pandemic seriously.
The need to refocus the Georgian opposition around both the UNM and – perhaps more importantly – himself, seems to have played a major role in Saakashvili’s return.
Compared to the pre-crisis period January-September 2019, Georgia’s exports increased by 9% to $2.98bn, while imports advanced by only 3.3% y/y to $7.03bn.
Moscow’s move comes amid high tensions as Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkey flex muscles with military exercises.
Central bank sees 10.6% by Q1 next year.
Ahead of the EU-Western Balkans summit on October 6, a leaked EU document revealed that several EU member states are seeking to restrict visa-free travel for some nationals from the region as well as other East European countries.
Two new papers find that Georgia and Azerbaijan would gain more from improving trade with their neighbours than pursing a place on the Belt and Road.
Geneticists say the popular vegetable was first domesticated in the region.
The massive release of “kompromat” focused on the country’s powerful church but also provided evidence of state snooping on journalists, politicians and diplomats.
With relatively few true success stories in the fight against corruption in emerging Europe, the efforts of the Romanian DNA to bring corrupt officials to book remain one of the few shining lights of the anti-corruption struggle in the region.
Once a key economic driver, the sector has been hard hit by COVID-19 and political turbulence.
Behind the scenes with an American negotiator who helped forge a radical new level of US engagement in Central Asia after 9/11.
Country's image as a business haven seems to have reached its limits. Raft of scandals, major failed investment deals and a corrupt, unreformed judiciary have nearly ground investment to a halt.
Most of the countries Eurasianet covers were involved in the airlift. Some even contributed troops during the 20-year war.
Iran and Georgia considered as alternatives.
More than 500 sheep were killed after being hit by a lightning strike at a pasture in the Ninotsminda region in southern Georgia.
Report says officials upset by perceived unwillingness of Tbilisi to punish those responsible for violence against journalists and LGBTQ activists that resulted in cancellation of Tbilisi Pride event.
Dramatically rising prices, rioting over the Tbilisi pride and protests against the ruling Georgian Dream party are undermining the country’s reputation as a liberal reformer and weakening the government’s ability to communicate with voters
For the Georgian Dream government, its failure to respond to far-right mobs hunting LGBTQ activists and beating journalists was a PR disaster. Critics say it’s time for US and EU to wake up to its shift towards illiberalism.
Arguments in favour of a rate hike have accumulated.