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Open Caucasus Media brings you news, commentary, multimedia, and investigations from the North and South Caucasus.

Podcast | What is Azerbaijan doing to rehabilitate war veterans?

OC Media staff discuss the mismanagement of PR in Georgia, the rehabilitation of Azerbaijani veterans, and Armenia's inflation.

Podcast | Why is a massive statue of Christ being built in Armenia?

OC Media staff discuss the construction of a massive statue of Christ in Armenia, and the apparent exodus of Georgian Dream members.

Podcast | Did Georgia’s pro-EU protests fail?

In the very first edition of the Caucasus Digest, OC Media staff discuss Georgia’s stalled pro-EU protests, Georgia’s Pride Week, and the partial reopening of borders between Turkey and Armenia.

Georgian protesters demand government resignation following EU candidacy denial

Protest leaders gave the government until 3 July to step down, vowing to gather again on that date.

EU denies Georgia candidate status

EU member states granted Moldova and Ukraine candidate status while giving Georgia conditions to meet before their application could be reexamined.

Tens of thousands demonstrate in Tbilisi calling for EU membership

The pro-EU demonstration came after the European Commission recommended on Friday that Georgia be denied EU candidate status. 

Editorial | Georgia squanders a historic chance

Unless there is change in Georgia, it is unlikely that the EU’s rejection of the country will be reversed.

EU Commission recommends denying Georgia candidate status

The commission said that Ukraine and Moldova should be immediately offered candidacy.

President Zurabishvili vows to return to Georgia to ‘defend the country’s European future’

The president made the comments in Brussels, where she said the Georgian government had blocked her from visiting European capitals, including Kyiv.

Opposition leader wins first round in South Ossetia presidential poll

A second round between Nykhas Party head Alan Gagloyev and President Anatoly Bibilov is expected to be held in two weeks.

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