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Georgian prime minister glad about ratification of the Association Agreement between Georgia and 19 EU countries

Georgian prime minister glad about ratification of the Association Agreement between Georgia and 19 EU countries

The Georgian prime minister is glad about the ratification of the Association Agreement between Georgia and 19 EU countries."We are at a crucial stage in the implementation of the Association Agreement of Georgia and the EU and I am sure that the Georgian government and people of Georgia will successfully get through this time. I want to say that we have made significant progress in the process of visa liberalization.

Georgia's Ivanishvili quits big-time politics for good

Georgia's Ivanishvili quits big-time politics for good

Georgian ex-Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili said that he had no reasons to return to big-time politics. He expressed confidence that the new Georgian government will get through the vote of no confidence with the Georgian Dream occupying most of the parliamentary seats, Georgia Online reports.

Prospects of EU-Georgia visa regime

Prospects of EU-Georgia visa regime

The foreign ministers of Sweden, Poland and Denmark have visited Tbilisi in mid-April and discussed the formation of the EU-Georgia visa-free regime. Iosif Tsintsadze, a former rector of the Tbilisi Diplomatic Academy, noted that Romania had played the decisive role in persuading EU to form the visa-free regime with Moldova, a country facing the same problems with illegal migration and trafficking as Georgia. Romania is both a member of EU and NATO. 

Georgian opposition gains ground, PM blames Kiev for success of opposition leader

The first press conference of Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili after the mass demonstrations has been held to the accompaniment of a youth demonstration of the opposition United National Movement. The protests at the center of Tbilisi on March 21 were highlighted by the first public declaration of demands for resignation of the government and the start of collecting signatures on a vote of censure.

Ivanishvili: UNM overestimates numbers at its rally by factor of ten

Ivanishvili: UNM overestimates numbers at its rally by factor of ten

Ivanishvili: UNM overestimates numbers at its rally by factor of tenBidzina Ivanishvili, the former head of the Georgian government, praised the decision of the authorities of the country to allow the former ruling party the United National Movement to organize a protest in Tbilisi as democratic, however he said that the number of participants amounted to 5-

Saakashvili says Georgian government has lost people's trust

Saakashvili says Georgian government has lost people's trust

The Georgian government has completely lost the trust of its people and should leave. With these words Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili addressed protesters at an event organized in Tbilisi by the former ruling party 'United National …

Georgia hopes for Russia

Georgia hopes for Russia

Georgian national currency was much more dependent on the ruble than on the dollar and euro

Will Garibashvili resign?

Will Garibashvili resign?

The Georgian parliament is preparing to impeach Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, an expert in Caucasian matters Mamuka Areshidze said, adding that the initiative comes from the United National Movement (UNM), Georgia's former ruling party.

Georgia starts to economize on costs of officials

Georgia starts to economize on costs of officials

The Georgian government has decided to reduce its costs in order to save budgetary funds and not cut spending on infrastructure projects and social benefits in conditions of financial crisis in the country. The cost of repairs, purchase of furniture and cars, trips and vacations of officials will be minimized. The Cabinet requested that the Parliament, courts and municipalities do the same thing. 

Taxes will not be raised in Georgia

Taxes will not be raised in Georgia

Georgian Minister of Finances Nodar Khaduri said that taxes in the country will not be raised, despite advice of the IMF. Capital and social expenses will not be cut either, Georgia Online reports.The minister clarified that the budget correction project was under development. All ministries will present their proposals on budget cuts.According to the Constitution, the Georgian government cannot raise taxes without a referendum.

Protesters in Tbilisi demand that government resign

Protesters in Tbilisi demand that government resign

A protest demonstration was held in Tbilisi today, calling for the resignation of the Georgian government due to the sharp depreciation of the national currency, the lari.  The rally took place at the Tbilisi Marriot hotel, where Georgian Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Giorgi Kvirikashvili met with the representatives of the private sector of the Georgian economy.