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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.
The presidential residence in Tbilisi is likely to be handed over for use as a university instead. (Photo: Levan Kherkheulidze).
21 Nov 13
Incoming president decides the palace his predecessor built isn't for him.
Georgian prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili at a November 2 press conference at which he nominated Irakli Garibashvili (left) to succeed him. (Photo: Georgian Dream website)
5 Nov 13
Like the new president, Irakli Garibashvili is an ally of Bidzina Ivanishvili, who is stepping down as prime minister.
Giorgi Margvelashvili on election day. (Photo: Georgian Dream)
28 Oct 13
Georgian Dream bloc now controls both presidency and parliament, but its leader wants someone else to take over his job as prime minister.
25 Oct 13
Armenian and Georgian analysts link up to discuss implications.
 Executive council of the Georgian National Olympic Committee. (Photo: Georgian Olympic Committee)
24 Oct 13
Government faces resistance as it insists boycotting the games would be worse than going.
Georgian energy minister Kakhi Kaladze. (Photo: Georgian energy ministry)
18 Oct 13
Mountain villagers whose farms would be flooded by proposed scheme say they aren't going anywhere.