Politics

US VP visits Baltic states to ease concerns over Russia

Pence visiting Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro to signal support and draw line under perceived aggression from Moscow.

Mike Pence in Estonia to ease Russia concerns in Baltic

Europe

Ukraine strips Georgia ex-leader of only citizenship

President Poroshenko, accused by Mikheil Saakashvili of corruption, deprives former ally of citizenship by decree.

Ukraine strips Saakashvili of his only citizenship

Europe

Abducted Azeri journalist's wife rejects Georgian offer

Georgia offers citizenship to the family of investigative journalist who was taken to Azerbaijan by force from Tbilisi.

Abducted Azeri journalist's wife rejects Georgian offer

Europe

Georgia citizens now can travel to EU visa-free

The UK may have begun divorce proceedings to exit the European Union, but Georgia has moved a step closer to membership. Georgians can now travel visa-free to the EU's Shengen zone for up to 90 days.

Europe

Putin approves army deal with Georgia's South Ossetia

Russian president seeks to incorporate some military units of the breakaway region into the Russian army.

Putin approves army deal with Georgia's South Ossetia

Politics

European Parliament grants Georgia visa-free travel

Visa waiver policy for Georgian citizens expected by March as proposal overcomes last hurdle.

European Parliament grants Georgia visa-free travel

Georgia

Georgia's ruling party wins contested poll

Accusations by opposition of vote rigging abound as Georgian Dream tops rival UNM in poll count.

Georgia

Polls close in key Georgia parliamentary election

Opinion polls show nation's two main political parties neck-and-neck after campaign marred by car bombing and shooting.

Opinion

After elections Georgia must stay on Euro-Atlantic path

The elections are a test of Georgia's progress towards democracy and Euro-Atlantic integration.

Luke Coffey

by Luke Coffey

Luke Coffey

Georgia

Georgia prepares for parliamentary elections

Tbilisi prepares for Saturday's parliamentary election amid tensions that could destabilise this strategic state.

Georgia prepares for parliamentary elections

Georgia

Orthodox Church snubs pope on Georgia visit

Mass conducted in near-empty stadium in Tbilisi as local patriarchate declines to take part over "dogmatic differences".

Opinion

South Ossetia referendum is not legal

South Ossetia referendum is the latest in Moscow-inspired political stunts aimed at undermining Georgia's sovereignty.

Luke Coffey

by Luke Coffey

Luke Coffey

Reporter's Notebook

Georgia's very public sex tapes and the secret police

Georgians shocked by release of videos exposing sex lives of leading politicians, amid warnings that more are to come.

Georgia's very public sex tapes and the secret police

Opinion

Death of an ISIL commander

If true, Omar the Chechen's death would be a significant, but not fatal, blow to ISIL.

Luke Coffey

by Luke Coffey

Luke Coffey

Politics

Russia: ISIL training base located in Georgia's Pankisi

Georgian prime minister rejects Russian foreign minister's claim, saying government is in control of troubled region.

Russia: ISIL training base located in Georgia's Pankisi