Published on: December 19, 2013 | 11:22 am
The Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maia Panjikidze, is on an official visit in Spain. She met with her Spanish counterpart today, and spoke about the prospects of closer cooperation between the two countries in political, economic, commercial and cultural areas. The Spanish side expressed its support for Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic ambitions. The parties have also signed an agreement on mutual exchange of secret information and security issues.
Published on: December 19, 2013 | 2:39 pm
President Vladimir Putin says he will pardon jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky after more than...
Published on: December 19, 2013 | 12:24 pm
The west was prepared to give Kiev at least €20bn in loans if Ukraine agreed...
Published on: December 19, 2013 | 11:23 am
The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has made a statement about Georgia. According to...
Published on: December 19, 2013 | 11:20 am
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett saw his net worth soar by an eye-popping $37 million a...
Published on: December 19, 2013 | 9:33 am
A German museum has applied for UNESCO heritage status for the country’s traditional Father Christmas,...
Published on: December 19, 2013 | 8:14 am
Russia’s consent to invest 15 billion dollar from the reserves of the National Welfare Fund...
Published on: December 19, 2013 | 11:16 am
The Prosecutor’s Office will today appeal to the court with regards to the sentencing of Gigi Ugulava. It is still unclear as to what the prosecution’s demands will be. Mr Ugulava’s attorney, Giorgi Gerkhauli, has stated that details of the case are unknown to him, though the Mayor will be denying all charges against him. Gigi Ugulava is being accused of embezzling 40 million Lari from the Tbilisi...
Published on: December 18, 2013 | 7:51 am
Members of the United National Movement have begun keeping vigil at the Matrosov prison. According to them, this move is necessary in order to avoid a repeat event of Vano Merabishvili being taken out of prison and having pressure applied on him. A special announcement has been made by members of the parliamentary opposition yesterday. Sergo Ratiani and UNM activists spent last night outside the prison. Vano Merabishvili...
Published on: December 17, 2013 | 9:00 am
Former senior employees of the Tbilisi Mayor’s Office were questioned by investigators for 6 hours. The former Deputy Mayor, Davit Alavidze, Financial Service employee Lekso Tabuashvili, the former Administrator of Old Tbilisi, Davit Avaliani, and the latter’s former deputy, Dimitri Chkhaidze, left the Financial Police premises late at night. Lawyers representing the aforementioned individuals made statements to the media following the questioning. According to them, the...
Published on: December 16, 2013 | 8:11 am
The Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili has met a delegation from the European Social Democrat fact-finding mission, which is currently visiting Georgia. The meeting took place at the State Chancellery, and was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maia Panjikidze. Mr Gharibashvili thanked the head of the mission, the Swedish politician Tommy Waidelich, for the visit and for the support which has frequently been expressed by members...
Published on: December 11, 2013 | 3:04 pm
Georgia is tightening control of its visa regulations. According to the legislative changes, the procedures of obtaining visas and the stay of illegal immigrants in the country is to be strictly monitored. The changes will be made to the Legal Status of Foreigners and Persons without Citizenship act. The package was jointly prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In accordance with...
Published on: December 19, 2013 | 12:34 pm | Comments: 0
Russia’s decision to invest $15 billion in ‘brotherly’ Ukraine, as well as grant a $7 billion gas discount was pragmatic and based on economic facts, President Putin said at his annual press conference on Thursday.
The economies of Russia and Ukraine are closely connected, with trade at $17 billion, and Russia’s “generous gift” to Kiev, as many dubbed it. In fact, it was a well thought out and pragmatic decision for Russia, Putin told over 1,000 reporters on Thursday.
Published on: December 19, 2013 | 11:21 am | Comments: 0
The Public Defender, Ucha Nanuashvili, has demanded an investigation into Vano Merabishvili’s claims. He visited the former Prime Minister in the Matrosov prison today.
According to Mr Nanuashvili, he was told by Mr Merabishvili that pressure had been applied on him by the Prosecutor General. The prison meeting between the Public Defender and the Secretary General of the United National Movement lasted for an hour and a half.
Published on: December 19, 2013 | 11:16 am | Comments: 0
The former Administrator of Old Tbilisi, Lasha Purtskhvanidze, and his deputy, Koba Kharshiladze, have been released on bail, which has been set by the judge at GEL 400 000.
The prosecution had demanded that both of them be incarcerated, but its motion was not backed by the judge.
The former Administrator of Old Tbilisi, Lasha Purtskhvanidze, and his deputy, Koba Kharshiladze, are facing charges of money laundering, which, in accordance with Article 194 of the Criminal Code, is punishable by 9 to 12 years of imprisonment.
Published on: December 19, 2013 | 11:15 am | Comments: 0
The official representative company of the American manufacturer of agricultural equipment, John Deere, has arrived in Georgia. The company’s official dealer will be Agro Motors.
The new office will provide farmers with full technical service and tractor parts. The company’s equipment fully satisfies the requirements of the Georgian agricultural sector.
Aside from the various types of agricultural machinery, John Deere also manufactures tractors designed for viticulture. The Georgian Ministry of Agriculture is actively cooperating with the company.
Published on: December 19, 2013 | 11:14 am | Comments: 0
A presentation of the art support fund Autograph took place at the National Library. Unique handwritten musical notes from Zakaria Paliashvili, Meliton Balanchivadze, Dimitri Arakishvili and other Georgian composers were displayed at the event, and their works were performed live.
The founder of the fund, Giga Kobaladze, has stated that he will constantly work with various organisations and take part in different processes in the field of art, in order to carry out joint projects.