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Council of Europe Office in Georgia

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The Netherlands and Germany support election programme for Georgia

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Georgia has made a voluntary contribution of €224.000 to the Council of Europe towards the programme to support Georgia in view of the 2012 (parliamentary), 2013 (presidential) and 2014 (local) elections [Link to programme]. The Dutch contribution will focus on the observation of the work and capacity-building of the Voters List Verification Commission, as well as capacity-building of local self-government officials on electoral procedures. The support of the Dutch Embassy was complemented on 10 April 2012 by a voluntary contribution of € 52,000 of the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany [Link to press release], in support of the activities of the Council of Europe related to awareness-raising of first-time voters in Georgia.


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Council of Europe Office in Georgia