life in Caucasus

Georgian markets start selling meat with QR codes

Georgian markets start selling meat with QR codes

Meat products on market counters in Georgia will be presented with QR codes starting today to enable consumers to receive information about the product they buy through smartphone-friendly quick response barcodes.  Meat labeling in …

Georgian-Armenian legal forum begins in Tbilisi

Georgian-Armenian legal forum begins in Tbilisi

The Georgian-Armenian legal forum has started in Tbilisi. During the event, Minister of Justice of Georgia Rati Bregadze held talks with his Armenian counterpart Karen Andreasyan. The parties discussed the importance of cooperation in the legal …

Mask regime canceled in Azerbaijan

Mask regime canceled in Azerbaijan

On Sunday, May 1, the decision to cancel the face mask regime comes into force in Azerbaijan. The corresponding resolution was adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers on April 22 due to a significant improvement of the epidemic situation in the …

Georgian economy shows growth

Georgian economy shows growth

According to the National Statistics Service of Georgia "Sakstat", real GDP growth in March 2022 amounted to 10.6% compared to last March. Georgia's average GDP growth for the first quarter of this year was 14.4%. In 2021, …

Zurabishvili pardons eight prisoners on Easter

Zurabishvili pardons eight prisoners on Easter

According to the Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili administration's message, she pardoned eight prisoners on the occasion of the Easter holiday. It is specified that these prisoners will leave prison today and celebrate the …

Restriction on electricity supply lifted in Abkhazia

Restriction on electricity supply lifted in Abkhazia

The restrictions on the supply of electricity in Abkhazia, which were in place due to energy shortages, were lifted. The restriction was introduced in autumn. Electricity was turned off throughout the country twice a day for one …

Georgia's ruling party celebrates 10th anniversary

Georgia's ruling party celebrates 10th anniversary

On Thursday, April 21, the ruling party "Georgian Dream - Democratic Georgia" is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The statement of the political council of the party, published on the anniversary's occasion, says that the …

Shusha to host World Azerbaijanis’ 5th Congress

Shusha to host World Azerbaijanis’ 5th Congress

The World Azerbaijanis' Fifth Congress will be held in Azerbaijan's liberated Shusha city, the State Committee on Work with Diaspora reported. The preparations for the World Azerbaijanis' Fifth Congress are nearing …

Georgia to support high-mountain regions' development

Georgia to support high-mountain regions' development

Within three years 968.5 million GEL ($317.5 million) will be allocated for the implementation of projects aimed at the development of the highland regions of Georgia. The decision was made during a meeting in the government administration under …

Playwright competition to be held in Georgia

Playwright competition to be held in Georgia

A competition of playwrights will be held in Georgia, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth reported. It is clarified that the competition's purpose is to promote the development of modern drama, popularization and …

Bread prices to rise in Georgia

Bread prices to rise in Georgia

Malkhaz Dolidze, chairperson of the Union of Bread Producers of Georgia, said that the price of bread would rise in the republic. It is predicted that the growth will be 0.2 lari from May this year. It is specified that the …

New conflicts in Georgia are unacceptable, Garibashvili says

New conflicts in Georgia are unacceptable, Garibashvili says

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said that the military conflicts that were in the republic and their devastating consequences should not be repeated. "The 2008 August conflict, the wars in the 90s, including the civil …

Azerbaijan to start building of Karabakh horse farm in Aghdam

Azerbaijan to start building of Karabakh horse farm in Aghdam

The construction of the Karabakh horse farm will start in Azerbaijan's Aghdam district [liberated from Armenian occupation in the 2020 second Karabakh war], the expert in equestrian sport Sarkhan Taghiyev told reporters during the auction of …

World Bank allocates $400 mln to Georgia

World Bank allocates $400 mln to Georgia

World Bank will allocate $400 million for the Human Capital Programme for Georgia, calling it “the largest cross-sectorial investment” for the country over 30 years of partnership.  The World Bank Board of Executive …