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The Republic of Georgia’s ambassador to Germany, Gabriela von Habsburg, wasn’t born in Georgia but her pan-European heritage is certainly a major factor in why she’s such a fitting representative of Europe’s easternmost country. “Diplomacy might be in my genes,” says a modest Von Habsburg, who is, yes, of that Habsburg family: her grandfather was Austria’s last emperor.

Von Habsburg was born in Luxembourg and grew up near Munich. Her background is not in politics but the arts; her first time in Georgia was in the 1990s, when she curated an exhib…



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