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Education Ministry to Authorize Universities only with High Academic Standards

Mikheil Chkhenkeli

“We have an ambition to develop a world-class higher education system at Georgian universities. Universities only with high academic standards will receive authorization,” acting Minister of Education, Mikheil Chkhenkeli, said. This year, 26 universities will have their quality standards confirmed. Besides Georgian specialists, European experts have also engaged in the …

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Government Size to Decline to 4.2% of GDP

The Government size will decline to 4.2% of GDP by the end of 2018, Mamuka Bakhtadze, a nominee for the Prime Minister’s position, told reporters. “The concept of a small government does not imply only a reduction of quantity of Ministries. This concept also determines the small government’s ratio in …

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New Government to Have 11 Ministers Instead of 14

“The number of Ministries will shrink,” the nominee for the Prime Minister’s position told reporters. He also urged the Parliament of Georgia to implement new government approval procedures in the shortest period possible. “In several days the Parliament will approve the new government and its program. A key principle of …

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Satellite Market Grows as SES Reaches 562000 TV Homes in Georgia

Anna-Karin Modigh

SES Summarizes Georgian TV market. Interview with Anna-Karin Modigh – Vice President, Marketing Communications, Nordic, Baltic and Eastern Europe at SES. Tell us about market research that you have done recently, what changes did you notice and what negative/positive trends has Georgian TV market shown? Satellite still has a very …

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PM Candidate: We will Free Representative Companies from Taxes

Mamuka Bakhtadze, a nominee for the position of Prime Minister, has proposed to free representative companies from taxes to attract major international companies to the country. As a result, domestic business companies will get the chance to develop their directions. “As reported, in 2017 Georgia recorded a historical maximum of …

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Georgian Citizens Can Travel Montenegro Visa Free

From June 15, Georgian citizens can travel to Montenegro without visa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia announced. Georgian nationals with biometric passport can travel visa-free Montenegro Area and stay for 90 days in any 180-day period. Montenegro is a Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow …

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EU Re-affirms Commitment to Georgia at Georgia’s European Way Conference

On 14-15 June, the Georgia city of Batumi is hosting the 15th annual “Georgia’s European Way’ conference. Attended by senior officials from the country and the EU, the event offers a platform to highlight close ties between the EU and Georgia. Speaking at the conference’s opening session, Christian Danielsson, European …

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Georgian Dream Party Introduces New Prime Minister of Georgia

Georgian Dream party presented Mamuka Bakhtadze as the New Prime Minister of Georgia. Yesterday Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili announced his resignation after a series of antigovernment protests shook the capital, Tbilisi. Kvirikashvili made the announcement on June 13, citing “disagreements” with the leader of the ruling Georgian Dream party, …

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Historic Insight into Energy Efficiency Traditions in Georgian Architecture

What Georgian homes and cities looked like centuries ago? Did our ancestors consider any energy efficiency measures as they designed their homes? Did climate change have any effect on traditional Georgian architecture? The new documentary series by a renown Georgian documentarist, Toma Chagelishvili, provides a historic view of Georgia’s energy …

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