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Tuesday, August 3, 2021, #149 (4953)

Mtavari Arkhi accuses SSG of illegal surveillance of MPs, journalists, clergy, and opposition leaders

Nika Gvaramia, founder and CEO of opposition-minded Mtavari-Arkhi TV channel has accused the State Security Service of eavesdropping on politicians, representatives of non-governmental organizations, and journalists. (more)

Parliament elects Central Election Commission head for 6 months

The Parliament of Georgia elected Giorgi Kalandarishvili as the new chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) in a fourth vote, receiving 83 votes in favor and 3 against, following the resignation of the body’s former chair Tamar Zhvania in late June. (more)

Opinion & Analysis

Perspectives of the Eastern Partnership Trio

On July 19, the Presidents of the EU Eastern Partnership Trio (Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia) signed the Batumi Summit Declaration, which can be considered as a new stage of the partnership. (more)

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