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Investing in Georgia is as Safe as Investing in any Country in Europe

Published on: October 3, 2014 | 1:46 pm

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69th UN General Assembly Session

The 69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69), which took start at UN Headquarters on September 16, was presented from Georgia by the country’s Prime Minister. During different high-level gatherings IrakliGaribashvili delivered speeches acquainting world leaders and international business community with Georgia’s political, economic and social development perspectives, stressing that the country’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration is an irreversible process.

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Georgia’s Social protection strategy, issue of IDPs and healthcare projects were the main topics delivered by Georgian Prime Minister IrakliGaribashvili during his...

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      Published on: October 3, 2014 | 2:11 pm

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      Zurab Chiaberashvili’s Statement

      Published on: December 23, 2013 | 7:06 am

      Vano Merabishvili has been treated in an unlawful manner, the United National Movement member Zurab Chiaberashvili has stated. According to the former Health Minister, the statements from the Prosecutor General and the Minister for Corrections contradict each other. Otar Partskhaladze has broken the law, and is now trying to cover up his activities, Mr Chiaberashvili added.

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      Gigi Ugulava’s Case

      Published on: December 20, 2013 | 3:53 pm

      It is still unclear as to when the Prosecutor’s Office will bring charges against Gigi Ugulava in front of the court. According to the Mayor’s lawyer, there is no fixed deadline for the case to be taken to the court, since Mr Ugulava is not currently under arrest. The Mayor is being accused of embezzling 48 million Lari from the Tbilisi Development Fund.

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      Gigi Ugulava’s Case

      Published on: December 19, 2013 | 11:16 am

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      Vigil at the Matrosov Prison

      Published on: December 18, 2013 | 7:51 am

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