Draft ends, No CAR abuse, Abkhaz murderer house arrest, wiretappers jailed, Dolidze pres parliament sec, Supreme court picks resubmitted, Conservatives want with Otsneba, Gigi wants OSCE parliament chair, Margvel in Berlin, PM Swiss, Imedi fires Tabagari, Natsebi plan on economy, Erdogan apologizes to Putin, Dariali mudslide, Molashvili dies, Georgian cars torched in Berlin, Daesh Pankisi man dies, Georgian thieves arrested in Madrid, EFTA, peach export, Tbilisi worst air in the world, new terminal 2017, new bypass highway, SAP in Georgia, LEDs, Samtredia gas, Lelos 11 in world, Shake on the road, amnesty for old prisoners, less smoke in a year, recess with no judicial fixes

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  1. The MEME this week is the GDS ad for Game of Thrones, performed Georgian-style.
    Link: http://bit.ly/292w1QI


    Giorgi Lomsadze writes in EurasiaNet about what Brexit means for the Eastern Partnership countries, including Georgia.
    Link: http://bit.ly/298ctMH

    Lomsadze also covers for EurasiaNet the aftermath of last month’s nationalist attack on the Kiwi Cafe.
    Link: http://bit.ly/296UfeZ

    The BBC features Georgian country singer Shota Adamashvili, listen to this, he is a great guy, and when you see him in the under pass by the Opera toss him a few lari.
    Link: http://bit.ly/296UruD

    Vogue catches up with Georgian skateboarder Sandro Popkhadze – who models for Balenciaga. I mean who am I to say but he is a pretty weird looking guy.
    Link: http://bit.ly/292xpCw

    Lincoln Mitchell’s Georgia Analysis is devoted to how the Brexit will affect Georgia’s relationship with the EU.
    Link: http://bit.ly/298cNev

    Vox covers the International Energy Agency report, and provides some analysis of Georgia’s pollution problems.
    Link: http://bit.ly/295LhNQ

    Intellinews has a piece on Davit Sakvarelidze, one of the Georgian reformers brought in to help clean up Ukraine’s government. Sakvarelidze has lately been a critic of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
    Link: http://bit.ly/2950AKj

    Former Deputy Defense Minister Ana Dolidze speaks to Russia Direct about the effects that Brexit will have on Georgia’s future. She is concerned that the EU will become more inward-looking, and ignore potential new members such as Georgia.
    Link: http://bit.ly/297Z35N

    Ukraine expert Nicolai Petro is interviewed by the Carnegie Council. He speaks at length about Misha, saying that he was sent to “exile” in Odessa to keep him away from the levers of power in Kiev. Misha wants to play a bigger role in Ukraine’s politics, but has angered a lot of people in both Kiev and Odessa. Accordingly to Petro, he will probably eventually get fed up and leave.
    Link: http://bit.ly/294Chb3

    Georgian Journal has a piece on Grigol Kobakhidze, a Georgian who moved to the US in 1909 and eventually became the millionaire known as George Coby.
    Link: http://bit.ly/292wIJx

    Serge Kapanadze has an op-ed in The Clarion that spells out the National Movement’s strategy for peace with Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
    Link: http://bit.ly/294CjQd

    The European Union published its Global Strategy paper, which has a few references to Georgia.
    Link: http://bit.ly/296JxWz

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