The visit of the President of the Russian Federation to Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia on the day of the anniversary of the August 2008 war, like similar visits before it, infringes upon the principle of Georgia's territorial integrity and risks jeopardising international efforts directed at the peaceful resolution of the conflict. The Delegation recalls the firm support of the European Union for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders
10 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), which established a framework for the rights, dignity and well-being of indigenous peoples.
The number of Georgians, who think that their rights are protected, has doubled in the last ten years. Nevertheless, every second Georgian feels insecure about their personal data. Almost a third of the respondents (27% in average and 36% in Tbilisi) see labour rights as the most frequently abused human rights in Georgia. More than half think that the rights of national/ethnic (57%) and religious (59%) minorities are violated.
European Commission Vice-President responsible for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič visited Batumi to participate in the annual high-level conference "Georgia's European Way" and mark signature of large scale EU-supported sustainable energy projects. He also held bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, President Giorgi Margvelashvili and Chairman of the Parliament, Irakli Kobakhidze.
Thanks to a grant from the E5P Fund where EU is the largest contributor and a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Batumi will become the first city in South Caucasus to have electric buses in its public transport fleet.