Friday, 13 June: The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, is in Tbilisi on a visit aimed at expressing European support for Georgia ahead of it signing an Association Agreement with the EU on June 27.
President Barroso dismissed speculation that Russia may put pressure on Georgia ahead of the signing. "We have to be firm in the respect of sovereign right of any country to decide its own future", he said, adding that "Georgia has made a choice and we are here to support the choice of Georgia."
Street protests continued in Yerevan on Thursday (19 April), and over one hundred persons were detained by police. Protestors are angry at the appointment of Serzh Sargsyan as Prime Minister at the end of his ten year stint as the country's president