Riga downer, EBRD goodies, Kvirik to Iran, Austrian pres in town, Usup to NATO parl assemb, 9% budget cut, Dhabi Group talk about spending money again but don’t fix Emeli walkway, MPs in China, PM with Armo PM, Tiniko appoints 3/5 deputies, Tsulukiani finds toxins on roof, water price can’t go up, shuki maybe, 17 May tolerance events, Khrulev of 58th army now runs Abkhazia’s army, Nobel Partner still going, new Pankisi volunteer death in Syria, Russians detain guy and get bribes, Kvirik may be brought into Russia talks, Hilton Batumi opens, Poti strike over, Alazani floods, Eruvision update, Tbilisi legalize weed demo 2 June, highway strike, kids film festival, steep Pirosmani, blind judoist, no parl quorum, lari up a bit, big NYC Geo bash 4 June

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  1. The MEME this week is Nina Sublatti’s costume for Eurovision, with big black feathers on her shoulders, which everyone is comparing to Game of Thrones, probably Jon Snow-style. Link: http://on.fb.me/1c8JMOR

    A research article by Gavin Slade and Laura Piacentini in Theoretical Criminology on the prison system in Georgia. It says that despite attempts at reforming prison systems in some post-Soviet countries to more Western-standards, the culture of penal collectivism survived. Link: http://bit.ly/1IOKQ8V

    Luke Coffey in Al Jazeera writes on Pankisi as fertile ground for problems with Islamic extremism. Link: http://bit.ly/1eklDql

    The BBC’s Rayhan Demytrie gives a big overview of Georgia’s political woes in context of EU disappointment and a natural lean to Russia. Link: http://bbc.in/1El1qpl

    Andrew North reports for the Guardian from the ABL with South Ossetia. Link: http://bit.ly/1c8JUhi

    The Economist also puts Georgia’s general homophobia into the context of choosing between Europe and Russia. Link: http://econ.st/1FCkF2U

    The Financial Times on how Georgia’s hopes over Europe have turned to disappointment. There’s a paywall. Link: http://on.ft.com/1Aj8msc

    The CRRC investigates if Georgian parents actually view the qualities they claim it is important for children to learn. Link: http://bit.ly/1HyftfM

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