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Tuesday, May 16, 2023, #090 (5404)

Concerned Georgian Citizens Submit Petition Urging Action on Russia's Decision to Cancel Visa Regime and Lift Flight Ban

A petition has been published on where citizens of Georgia express concerns about the decision made by Russian President Vladimir Putin to cancel the visa regime and lift the ban on direct flights from Russia to Georgia, effective from May 15, 2023. (more)

Applications for Direct Flights Under Review Following Putin's Decree, Says Economy Minister Levan Davitashvili

After the government session, Economy Minister Levan Davitashvili provided an update during a briefing concerning the flights from Russia. (more)

The News in Brief

"Georgian Civil Aviation Agency Affirms Strict Criteria for Flights Between Georgia and Russia to Exclude Sanctioned Airlines" (more)

Opinion & Analysis

Unifying the Opposition: Navigating Challenges and Opportunities in Georgia's Political Landscape

Public opinion surveys published one after another by IRI and NDI showed approximately the same picture in terms of political ratings of the parties - the decrease in the rating of the ruling Georgian Dream does not mean an increase in the rating of the opposition parties. (more)

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