Edward Shevardnadze, the former President of Georgia and ex Foreign Minister of the USSR has died in Tbilisi aged 86. Shevardnadze is credited to being one of the main architects of the end of the cold war, and in the 1990s as President of Georgia helped to save the country from civil war and chaos. He resigned in 2003 and has since lived a quiet life in his house in the Ktasnisi District of Tbilisi.
The Russian Foreign Minister started a visit to the region on Sunday (19 November), with a stop in Baku for talks with the Azerbaijani leadership
The long resolution listing dozens of recommendations on future engagement between the EU and the six Eastern Partnership countries was adopted at a plenary session of the Parliament ahead of the Eastern Partnership summit scheduled for 24 November in Brussels.