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Ex- French Foreign Minister Visits Georgia to Share His Healthcare Experience

Bernard Kouchner’s involvement in Georgia’s health care reforms provides international support and access to a global experience for the country. Former French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner is currently on a working visit to Georgia. French diplomat will hold meetings in Georgia under his mandate of the Chairman of Supervisory Board …

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Georgian Men Retire Later than in Rest of Post-Soviet Countries

Georgian Men Retire Later than in All post-Soviet Countries

Georgian men retire later than men in all the other countries of the former Soviet Union – namely, at 65 years, explained in the research of the countries of the former Soviet Union. Among women, the record belongs to women living in Latvia – they retire at 61. According to curren time.tv, Turkmen men …

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Georgia’s Music King Would Turn 54 Today

Irakli Charkviani

Irakli Charkviani, well-known Georgian musician, would turn 54 today.  Known under his pseudonym Mepe, or The King, in Georgian was a poet, prose writer, and musician. Charkviani was known for his eccentric image and poetry, and for eclectic music, which spanned alternative rock, electronic music and hip hop. Charkviani was born into …

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Pigeons Taught to Diagnose Breast Cancer on X-rays


Job opportunities for pigeons have been few and far between since electronic communication made their skills as messengers obsolete. But now it seems they could be put to work analysing medical images. So says the team who trained pigeons to distinguish between healthy and cancerous breast tissue. Richard Levenson at …

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UK’s Ex Prime Minister Visited Georgia

Tony Blair

Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili hosted the former Prime Minister of Great Britain Tony Blair in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi late yesterday. The former British high official visited Georgia only for several hours after he was personally invited by Garibashvili. At a business dinner the politicians discussed the running democratic reforms …

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The Secondary Market of Securities is “Frozen”

The Secondary Market of Securities is "Frozen"

According to the statistics of National Bank of Georgia (NBG), trade volume does not exceed 50,2 million GEL at the secondary market of securities and the deal has not been made since May. To note, over 78%, 33,9 million GEL (nominal value) is made on the securities of NBG, annual …

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Double-G to Construct Multi-Function Complex in Tbilisi


The government has sold non-agriculture land are of 22oo square m, locating in Brose str. at 61 000 GEL to the company. “Double-G” plans to make investment of 3 million GEL in order to implement the project. Accoridng to the conditions, the investor is obligatory to build closed sport hall …

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Construction of Tkibuli TPP is Due To Start in Georgia


Subsidiary company “Tkibuli 150” has already submitted Environment Impact Assessment Report, which public discussion is scheduled by January 6, 2016. The report notes, that operation of the thermal power plant should be made in line with the internationals standards. According to the conceptual project, tub with the newest technology and …

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EU Sees Caspian Region as Part of its Core Energy Objective

Caspian Region

The European Commission sees the connecting the EU energy market to the Caspian region, Central Asia and Eastern Mediterranean as one of the core objectives. EC’s Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič in its speech at the State of the Energy Union press conference stressed a need to speed up work on infrastructure …

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IFC Allocates $23m to Support Affordable Green Housing in Georgia

Georgia is developing affordable green housing and replacing Soviet-era apartments as a way to improve the living standards of Georgian families. Local property development company m2 Residential LLC has received a $23 million USD loan package from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, to …

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Georgia to Launch Tea Industry Supporting Program

Georgia to Launch Tea Industry Supporting Program

The Government of Georgia is launching a state program to rehabilitate the country’s tea plantations to encourage development of tea production in the country. Within the state program, 7,000 hectares of plantations will be rehabilitated step by step in Georgia. At the same time, the state will support small processing …

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