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The EU’s relations with Georgia
Overview
Latest
news: ENPI Country Strategy Paper 2007-2013 & National Indicative Programme 2007-2010 adopted 07/03/07

ENPI National Indicative Programme 2007-2010

Previous news:
€2 million in humanitarian aid for victims of the Abkhazia conflict in Georgia 14/12/06
ENP Action Plan for Georgia 14/11/06
‘Frozen Conflicts’: Transnistria, South-Ossetia, and the Russian-Georgian disputespeech by B. Ferrero-Waldner 25/10/06
President Barroso and Commissioner Ferrero-Waldner to meet Georgian Prime Minister 29/11/05
€4 million to victims of Abkhazia/Georgia conflict 27/08/04

Basic Data
Independence: 9 April 1991 (from Soviet Union)
Constitution: adopted 17 October 1995 (amended on 4 February 2004)
Legal System: based on civil law system
Suffrage: 18 years of age: universal
Executive Branch: President Mikheil Saakashvili (elected as president on 4 January, inaugurated on 25 January 2004) The president is elected for a five-year-term and is both the chief of state and head of government; Prime Minister: Zurab Zhvania; Cabinet: Cabinet of Ministers
Legislative Branch: unicameral Supreme Council (235 seats, members are elected by popular vote to serve four-year-terms); Speaker of Parliament: Nino Burjanadze; last elections held on 28 March 2004
Government type: republic
Capital: T’bilisi
Population: 4,934,413 (July 2003 est.)
Population growth rate: -0.52% (2003 est.)
Birth rate: 11.79 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Death rate: 14.71 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 64.76 years male: 61.33 years, female: 68.36 years (2003 est.)
Net migration rate: -2.3 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Ethnic groups: Georgian 70.1%, Armenian 8.1%, Russian 6.3%, Azeri 5.7%, Ossetian 3%, Abkhaz 1.8%, other 5%
Religions: Georgian Orthodox 65%, Muslim 11%, Russian Orthodox 10%, Armenian Apostolic 8%, unknown 6%
Languages: Georgian 71% (official), Russian 9%, Armenian 7%, Azeri 6%, other 7%: Note: Abkhaz is the official language in Abkhazia
GDP – purchasing power parity : $16.05 billion (2002 est.)
GDP – real growth rate: 5.4% (2002 est.)
GDP – per capita: purchasing power parity – $3,200 (2001 est.)
Population below poverty line: 54% (2001 est.)

SOURCE:

http://ec.europa.eu/external_relations/georgia/intro/index.htm
www.delgeo.cec.eu.int

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