Representatives of the opposition and the United National Movement have held two rounds of negotiations. On 9 October, President Mikhael Saakashvili and the leader of the Georgian Dream coalition and prime-minister designate, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, had a personal meeting. After the meeting, Ivanishvili surprised everyone by saying that the new government would continue the foreign policy of its predecessors despite his pro-Russian sentiments: "We will continue to follow our European path and Georgia will definitely be able to become a NATO member-state soon." Ivanishvili disclosed the names of the future members of his cabinet. Former-football player Kakha Kaladze will be the Minister for Regional Development; Ivanishvili's assistant Irakli Garibashvili will become Minister of the Interior; Ivanishvili's lawyer Archil Kbilashvili will be appointed Prosecutor General. The next month will show whether Ivanishvili & Co. continue President Saakashvili's foreign policy course and reforms.
The United States is committed to working with its Allies and partners to keep pressure on Russia to live up to its commitments and to begin the process of peacefully restoring Ukraine's full sovereignty over Donbas
During the 29th Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój (Poland) The Ukrainian Week talked with Ewa Konczal, Central and Eastern Europe Manager in the European Venture Philanthropy Association about impact investment and government role in that process
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