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All Georgians to enjoy visa-free travel across EU, even those living in Russia-occupied Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

As a visa-free regime has been launched in the European Union for Georgia March 28, Georgian citizens living in the occupied territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are also eligible for unhindered travel to the EU, according to Georgian Foreign Minister Mikhail Dzhanelidze, Georgia Online reports.

- UNIAN - UA

RFE/RL: Georgians gain visa-free travel to most EU countries.

Georgian nationals with biometric passports will be able to travel to most European Union member states without visas as of March 28. The day has been eagerly anticipated by Tbilisi, which has long sought closer ties with the EU while facing persistent efforts by Russia to increase Moscow's influence following a brief war ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Georgia's Biggest Killer? Its Roads.

On 22 March, in Tbilisi, a mother and a daughter standing on the side of the road were hit by a car. The 11-year-old girl died on the spot.

- Global Voices - US

Karabakh conflict hinders Armenia's participation in global projects.

Such strategic initiatives as the Southern Gas Corridor, as well as the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, have the potential to deepen the participation of the South Caucasus countries in global supply chains, reads an article posted on the website of The Jamestown Foundation.

- AzerNews - AZ

Saakashvili announces large unification of democratic forces, allows early elections in 2017.

The leader of the Rukh Novykh Syl party , ex-head of Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili has announced the unification of a number of democratic political forces and predicts early elections in Ukraine this year. “I think we will find a formula , all these people should unite. It's ridiculous and ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Serbia go top after comeback 3-1 win in Georgia.

TBILISI - Serbia stayed on course to reach their first major tournament in eight years after goals from Dusan Tadic, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Mijat Gacinovic gave them a smash-and-grab 3-1 win over Georgia in a World Cup Group D qualifier on Friday.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Protesters Accuse Georgian Police Of Planting Evidence.

Protesters in the Georgia capital, Tbilisi, accused police of planting illegal drugs on suspects. They demonstrated outside the Georgian Interior Ministry on March 22 demanding that the alleged practice stop.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Statement by James Appathurai, NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, on the so-called elections in Abkhazia, Georgia.

- NATO - INT

Georgia's Parking-Ticket Revolution.

Parking tickets may be hated universally, but car owners in the Georgian city of Batumi took it to an extreme this past Saturday with mass rioting that revived old memories of civil unrest. The political blame-game that followed left little hope for a widely acceptable explanation of why one parking ticket led to fierce ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Abkhazian Elections Offer Several Surprises.

Former Abkhazian President Alexander Ankvab has made a successful comeback in politics after winning a seat in Abkhazia's 35-member parliament, one of several surprise results in the March 12 elections. The parliamentary vote was the fifth to be held in the breakaway territory since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, all ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Abkhazia Tightens De Facto Border With Georgia.

Abkhazia has closed all but two of its de facto border crossings with Georgia, triggering protests from Tbilisi, Washington, Brussels, and the ethnic Georgians of Abkhazia whose daily lives will be complicated by the new restrictions. Abkhazia's government announced the closures of two crossing points on March 5, following ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Georgia: A bittersweet moment as families receive the remains of missing relatives

Photo gallery | The armed conflict in Abkhazia in 1992 – 93 caused the disappearance of 2,373 people. Over 20 years later, families continue to seek answers about the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones.

- ICRC - INT

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