5 cops charged for ’06 op in VazagashviliGate, NATO Vershbow visit, Irma Inaishvili Kvitsiani protest re punishing UNM, BI’s research on NGO leaders, NATO meeting, Public Defender lawsuit on Interior Min server hoover, Kadagidze on exchange rate and growth, Guerrilla Gardening Vake Park hotel protests, PaNOrama protests, Econ and Energy mins in Kiev, John Kerry to visit Tbilisi, Adeishvili in Kiev, Rustavi 2 interview on Vazagashvili, DCFTA with EU non EEC member, US 51 million for Geo and Moldova, two more charged re Zhvania death, Margvel discussed new parliament structure multi-member constituencies, Putin signs Abkhazia annexation, Russian border guards attach Abkhaz Armenians, Socar and gas price increase, Donetsk unrecognized states summit, new proc dept on legal proceeding botch ups, USAID good gov, Human Rights Watch says Geo not dealing with attacks against UNM, Free Generation rab rousers, Meskhi to Oscars, EU ILO pay for union chats, Synetic Theater in DC awards, Chinese hotel Tbilisi Sea, French in Tskhaltubo, Margvel son born, labor migration law mess

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    This week’s CRRC blog looks at the changing attitudes towards pre-marital sex in Georgia. Link: http://bit.ly/16oauAa

    Oliver Bullough writes for The Guardian on how corruption cripples Ukraine, focusing on the healthcare system. Mentions at the end Ukraine’s new healthcare minister Alexander Kvitashvili and where he comes in in all this. Link: http://bit.ly/1zzY1nu

    The New York Times profiles Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili, who is playing at the New York Philharmonic, and her artistic protest against Putin friend and conductor Valery Gergiev. Link: http://nyti.ms/1xy0Y3K

    Will Cathcart and Thomas Kapp write for Georgian Journal on the Rosneft deal buying out 49% of the Poti oil terminal, and the lack of reaction from the Georgian authorities. The effect is that Georgia is helping Russia circumvent western sanctions. Link: http://bit.ly/1v4930d

    Mamuka Tsereteli writes for the Atlantic Council, arguing for Georgia’s strategic importance for the U.S. and Europe as an oil transit hub from Asia. But Georgia’s security cannot be taken for granted, and the U.S. really needs to step up on that. Lots of details on what’s going on through Poti. A must read. Link: http://bit.ly/1zeQh6U

    Also from Georgian Journal, an article on the task ahead for the government agency responsible for researching whether the Georgian fuel market is being monopolized. Link: http://bit.ly/1vvHYJ6

    FT looks at the construction boom in Abkhazia as a potential new El Dorado for migrant workers. Link: http://on.ft.com/1uimcrp

    An interview with composer and singer with Tinatin Japaridze, about her work and achievements, she’s written the UN anthem, songs for Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion. Link: http://bit.ly/1xy1sXy

    The draft law on migration, you can read the whole law and leave your comments. Link: http://bit.ly/1FdA1Z8

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