David Zalkaliani has met Ambassador John Herbst, Director of the Atlantic Council's Dinu Patriciu Eurasia CenterTuesday, 21 March 2017 14:59
An updated version of the professional entrance examination was launched yesterday at the Georgian Bar Association, following support from a joint EU/Council of Europe (CoE) project aimed at assisting the association in assessing and modernising the exams that select lawyers wanting to enter the profession. The examination sessions will be carried out in 3 sessions and will be adjourned on 9 June 2016, the EU/CoE Programmatic Cooperation Framework press release said.
The joint EU/CoE PCF aims to provide extensive and substantial expertise on strengthening the capacity of institutions in the six Eastern Partnership countries to implement domestic reforms and bring them closer to Council of Europe and European Union standards in the fields of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, and improve the lives of citizens. The EU’s contribution to the PCF is EUR 30 million. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today during the GSMA Mobile World Congress that it is fully committed to the swift deployment of the 5th generation mobile networks called “5G”. As a founding member of the 5G-PPP (Public Private Partnership), SES actively took part in the 5G PPP whitepaper entitled “5G Empowering Vertical Industries”. The whitepaper presents 5G networks as a key enabler for a broad range of industries, especially the automotive, transportation, healthcare, energy, manufacturing and media and entertainment sectors.
SES actively promotes satellite as an essential building block for a global, profitable and inclusive 5G deployment. In order to cope with the tremendous growth of data demand, including 5G requirements, a combination of terrestrial and satellite wireless technologies is needed. Satellites play a key role in allowing the seamless extension of 5G services, by providing connectivity on the sea, in the air and to remote land areas.
“5G must be a seamless integration of different network technologies,” said Karim Michel Sabbagh, President and CEO of SES. “No single technology will be able to cope with the data challenges that networks are facing. Only a smart combination of infrastructure will be able to meet the constantly growing demand. Satellite plays a significant role in video broadcasting, trunking, backhauling and communications on the move, and also in complementing terrestrial broadband. Thanks to the combination of our GEO satellites and O3b’s MEO satellites, which provides wide coverage and low latency, SES is able to deliver high bandwidth to users. This will be an essential advantage for the 5G networks.”
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SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) is the world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.
SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the satellite industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.
SES holds a participation in O3b Networks, a next generation satellite network combining the reach of satellite with the speed of fibre.
Further information available at: www.ses.com.
On 21-22 September, members of parliaments from five Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries will take part in a seminar to discuss the role of national parliaments in implementing the standards of the European Convention on Human Rights. The seminar is organised as part of the EU-Council of Europe (CoE) cooperation framework for the EaP.
Parliamentarians from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as from other Council of Europe member states will discuss with independent experts and specialists in this field the compatibility of draft laws with the European Convention on Human Rights and the role of parliaments in the effective execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.
This first regional seminar will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia and is organised by the CoE's Parliamentary Assembly.
Georgian Parliament to host Open Government Partnership’s Legislative Openness Working Group ConferenceMonday, 14 September 2015 14:49
The OGP LOWG is to be held on September 14-15. The two-day forum “Openness Obligation: the Parliamentary Action Plans, Standards and Tools” aims at consideration of the progress by the WG in terms of legislative openness, including development of Open Parliament action plans and Open Parliamentary Data International norms and standards establishment aspects.
The conference will be attended by the legislative and executive representatives of various countries, civil society leaders, including the high rank Parliamentary Delegations from Georgia, Albania, Armenia, Croatia, Brazil, Latvia, Lithuania, Jordan, Malta, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine, and participated by up to 70 foreign delegates from up to 20 countries.
The bilateral meetings of the guest delegations are scheduled within the conference. The conference is co-organized by the LOWG. The two-day working meeting is being held within GLOW and is the conclusive event. It is the one-week call on to the civil society and the Parliaments to facilitate to the legislative openness.
The conference is supported by the USAID, GIZ, KohoVolit, EU, UNDP, TI, IDFI and US Embassy.
Eighteen officers from Georgia's Migration Department have received training in the Netherlands from members of the Dutch Migration Department on the topic of efficient management of migrant accommodation centres. The training was conducted under the EU-funded project on Capacity Building of the State in Border and Migration Management, implemented by the IOM.
During the 5-day training, participants discussed issues connected with the medical service at the migrants' temporary accommodation centre, management in crisis situations, as well as matters such as conflict avoidance and increasing good communication between those working and staying in the centre.
The EU has a strategic partnership with the IOM, based on a shared interest in bringing the benefits of well-managed international migration to migrants and society. It also serves as a basis for exchange, development and structuring of the relationship between the EU and IOM. In the Neighbourhood East, common projects include developing effective readmission mechanisms in the South Caucasus and supporting the Eastern Partnership Panel on Migration and Asylum.