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On 15 June, the parliament of Tajikistan adopted a law prohibiting children and adolescents aged under 18 from entering mosques (except for religious holidays recognised by the state) under penalty of punishment for their parents.…
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On 24 June, talks between Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Serzh Sargsian of Armenia concerning the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, conducted under Russian auspices in Kazan, ended in failure. The lack of…
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On 9 June in Brussels, Georgia’s defence minister Bacho Akhalaia confirmed his country’s willingness to increase its military contingent in Afghanistan; it will now be the largest of the non-NATO forces. The decision demonstrates…
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In early June, the Statistical Office of Georgia stated that prices for basic foodstuffs in the country had risen by 30.7% compared to May 2010. The biggest increases were seen in the prices of fruit and vegetables (93.7% and 41.3%…
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On 31 May, the Georgian Parliament adopted the Freedom Charter, a package of laws aimed at dealing with the country’s Communist past. This is another move by President Mikheil Saakashvili’s team aimed at breaking away from the…
Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki
On May 29, at a hospital in Moscow, the President of separatist Abkhazia Sergei Bagapsh died. His duties were assumed by Vice-President Alyksandr Ankvab, who should announce new elections during the next three months. It should be…
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On the night of 25-26 May in Tbilisi, police broke up a group who had gathered by the Parliament building, demanding the resignation of President Mikheil Saakashvili. The excessive brutality attributed to the police led to a wave of…