New president of Ukraine sworn in – immediately dissolves parliament

New president of Ukraine sworn in – immediately dissolves parliament

Zelensky also offered officials to hang pictures of their children instead of his portrait

May 20, 2019
Barricade on Armenian courts lifted, PM calls on supporters to end demonstration

Barricade on Armenian courts lifted, PM calls on supporters to end demonstration

In a live feed on Facebook, Pashinyan presented his vision of court reform in the country

May 20, 2019
Georgia by-elections results: pro-gov’t candidates sweep vote, save for Tbilisi

Georgia by-elections results: pro-gov’t candidates sweep vote, save for Tbilisi

Sandra Roelofs, the opposition mayoral candidate in Zugdidi and the wife of former president of Georgia Saakashvili, has already announced non-recognition of the results

May 20, 2019
Ex-president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan released on bail

Ex-president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan released on bail

The hearing in the case of Kocharyan’s bail has been going on for four days. All the details below

May 18, 2019
Surrogate mothers in Armenia

Surrogate mothers in Armenia

“I do not regret that I took this on, but it was unbearable to part with the children. And I understood that if I saw them, it would be doubly worse.”

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Former Azerbaijani political prisoner allowed into Georgia after delay

Former Azerbaijani political prisoner allowed into Georgia after delay

All three were recently released under amnesty. One of them, Qiyas Ibrahimov, was detained for four hours on the border

May 16, 2019
Georgia: more Russian tourists coming in, but spending less

Georgia: more Russian tourists coming in, but spending less

In the first three months of 2019, the number of visitors from Russia increased by 24 percent

May 15, 2019
Pre-election tensions in Zugdidi – opposition candidate, journalists attacked

Pre-election tensions in Zugdidi – opposition candidate, journalists attacked

The opposition accuses the authorities of putting pressure on voters and bribing them

May 15, 2019
Former Azerbaijani political prisoner plans to pay state debt with small change

Former Azerbaijani political prisoner plans to pay state debt with small change

He plans to use social media to collect enough coins

May 13, 2019
Why Georgia’s hydropower plants are causing nation-wide protests

Why Georgia’s hydropower plants are causing nation-wide protests

The government says the country’s energy independence and security is in a vulnerable state, while the local population opposes irreversible changes in their living environment

May 2, 2019
Armenia: where did 50,000 jobs come from since the revolution?

Armenia: where did 50,000 jobs come from since the revolution?

It is unclear what percentage of new jobs have come out from under the ‘shadow economy’, and how many jobs have actually been created

April 28, 2019
The ruins of the industrial Armenian city of Kirovakan-Vanadzor

The ruins of the industrial Armenian city of Kirovakan-Vanadzor

Modern day Vanadzor was an industrial powerhouse in Soviet Armenia – now, even the local youth know very little about the importance of the city for the country.

April 18, 2019
Sexual harassment made criminally prosecutable in Georgia

Sexual harassment made criminally prosecutable in Georgia

The new law provides for fines, corrective labour and imprisonment

May 4, 2019
Sex education in Georgia – desperately needed, ferociously opposed

Sex education in Georgia – desperately needed, ferociously opposed

The creator of a series of video lessons on sexual education is afraid to leave her home

April 26, 2019
The women working in Georgia’s dangerous mines

The women working in Georgia’s dangerous mines

"Deciding to go work in the mines was never a dream of mine. But what else can I do to support my family?"

April 16, 2019