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Tbilisi city council chairman Irakli Shikhiashvili. (Photo: Tbilisi assembly website)
7 Feb 14
Ruling party using its control of Tbilisi’s elected assembly to pressure mayoral office.
Georgian officials are fond of up-market vehicles, in black if possible. These ones are outside the State Chancellory. (Photo: IWPR)
24 Jan 14
Swanky cars and iPhones for government staff seen as excessive at a time when money is tight.
17 Jan 14
United National Movement has survived two election defeats to become serious opposition force.
Tented camp for homeless people in Georgia. (Photo: Natia Geguchadze)
14 Jan 14
Campaigners say temporary shelters all well and good, but more concerted welfare programme is needed.
Georgia's justice minister Tea Tsulukiani. (Photo: Georgian justice ministry).
22 Dec 13
Anger at government backtracking on pledge to review past convictions.
(Left to right) Prizewinning journalist Olesya Vartanyan, IWPR Caucasus Programme Director Beka Bajelidze, EUMM Chief of Press and Public Information Unit Ann Vaessen, EUMM head Toivo Klaar. (Photo: IWPR)
20 Dec 13
EU awards first prize for peace journalism.
The speaker of Georgia's parliament, David Usupashvili, mounted a robust defence of the local government reform bill. (Photo: Georgian parliament website)
19 Dec 13
Influential church leader warns devolution means separatism. “Nonsense”, say critics.
Aleko Tskitishvili of the Human Rights Centre in Georgia. (Photo: IWPR)
13 Dec 13
A year after coming to power, the Georgian Dream administration has improved conditions in detention although there’s still work to be done on this and other issues.
Forests in Georgia are losing trees to loggers who supply villages with firewood. (Photo: CENN)
10 Dec 13
Overuse of firewood leads to environmental problems in rural areas.
Georgian finance minister Nodar Khaduri (left) with Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili. (Photo: Georgian finance ministry)
4 Dec 13
Revenue shortfall requires swift solutions, but officials say welfare won’t be slashed.