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Germany has allocated 52 thousand euro for elections in Georgia2012-05-03 19:06
According to the press service of the German Embassy, Germany has allocated 52 thousand euro within the framework of the Council of Europe program to promote parliamentary elections in Georgia (2012), presidential elections (2013) and local elections (2014), NewsGeorgia reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
November 2011, Council of Europe approved a program of support for Georgia in connection with the forthcoming within the next few years elections in the amount of 642 thousand euros, 427 000 euro of which were voluntary contributions.
"The sum allocated by Germany will be primarily focused on activities to inform the voters who will participate in the elections for the first time. The Council of Europe program, which aims at enhancing the voters' activity, will try to increase young people's understanding of democratic values", said in a statement.
The edition added that the Embassy of Germany noted that the purpose of such step by the German authorities was to the strengthening of democracy, rule of law and human rights in Georgia.