Georgia is a country located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, in the Caucasus region. Bordered by Russia to the north and northeast, the Black Sea to the west, Turkey to the southwest, Armenia to the south, and Azerbaijan to the southeast, Georgia is a transcontinental country with a unique blend of cultures and traditions.
With an area of 69,700 square kilometers and a population of 3.7 million people, it is a relatively small country but rich in history, architecture, and natural beauty. Its capital city, Tbilisi, is home to over a third of the Georgian population and is a vibrant, dynamic city with a fascinating mix of old and new.
According to BBC, thousands of protestors took to the streets of Tbilisi on Sunday to voice their opposition to the ruling Georgian Dream party, which they accuse of undermining democracy. The rally was organized by the main opposition party in support of former President Mikheil Saakashvili, who is currently serving a six-year jail term on charges of abuse of power.
Georgia applied to join the EU in 2022 but have been advised to adopt and implement better political reforms before their application can be considered. As the country continues to seek closer ties with the EU, its leaders will need to address the concerns of their citizens and work towards greater democracy and transparency.