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Painting Cabs White to Start on March 1

The process of painting taxi cabs white will start on March 1,- Tbilisi Vice Mayor Irakli Khmaladze said at the sitting of the municipal government . Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze said at the meeting that Alma company had won the tender announced by the Tbilisi Transport Company. “The announced tender is …

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Remote Lessons to be Conducted in Schools

From February 1, there are remote lessons conducted in 50 schools throughout Georgia within pilot mode, which will be spread in all schools. As Mikheil Batiashvili, Minister of Education stated, the system will focus on the introduction of innovations and technologies in schools over the next few years. “School students …

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EU Ambassador Visits Rural Development Project in Borjomi

Last week, the EU Ambassador to Georgia Carl Hartzell travelled to Borjomi and Bakuriani to explore the results of the EU’s support to rural development in Borjomi municipality. During the trip, the Ambassador met with Borjomi Local Action Group (LAG) members and visited a rural development initiative in Bakuriani. The …

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Guitar Legend Pat Petheny to Perform at Tbilisi Jazz Festival

Tbilisi is preparing to host the 22nd Jazz Festival. Tbilisi Jazz Festival will take place from February 28 to March 2. The main guest of the 22nd Jazz Festival will be the legendary American jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny. Metheny is the owner of 20 Grammy Awards and the only performer to …

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Mikheil Batiashvili: The hospitality school will be opened in Zugdidi

Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, Mikheil Batiashvili shared the information that the hospitality school will be opened in Zugdidi. The Minister stated about it at the presentation of the reform planned for vocational education. According to Mikheil Batiashvili, private sector activity on vocational education is important: “There are …

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83% of Georgian Citizens Support Country’s EU Membership

83% of Georgian citizens are supporting the country’s integration in the European Union, shows a public opinion survey taken by the National Democratic Institute (NDI). According to the report, compared to June 2018 the number of supporters of EU integration has increased by 2% and is now up to 83%. …

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Mogherini: 300 000 Georgian Citizens Traveled Visa-free in Schengen Zone

The EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Commission has published a report on Georgia’s implementation of the Association Agreement with the European Union. “Since March 2017, more than 300,000 Georgian citizens have been able to travel visa-free to the Schengen area for short stays”, said the High Representative/Vice-President, Federica Mogherini. According to …

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Russia Ordered to Pay 10 Million Euros to Georgians It Harassed

Russia has been ordered to pay at least 1,500 citizens of neighboring Georgia 10 million euros ($11.5 million) for subjecting them to a coordinated policy of arrest, detention and expulsion in a case that goes back more than a decade. The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia put …

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Winners of EU Prize for Peace Journalism for 2018 are announced

On 29 January, the EU Delegation to Georgia and the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) held an award ceremony for the winners of the ‘EU Prize for Journalism 2018’ in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. The EU Delegation awarded winners in six categories covering print, broadcast, online, and photo journalism. The …

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17th Literary Prize Saba Started

The literary prize “Saba” Seventeen Contest started with interesting news. The prize fund of “Saba” has been increased this year. The winner authors will receive 6 000 GEL instead of 4,000 GEL in 9 nominations and the prize money for the “Special Contribution to Literature Development” will be 10 000 …

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Soundwave Presents Live Session of Swede Musician Jay-Jay Johanson

SOUNDWAVE – is a new wave of live music, which is presented by Likani and Velvet Session. Every month’s last Thursday, SOUNDWAVE will hold unforgettable live sessions, where music lovers and performers will establish magical connections. Live sessions will be unique, characteristic, different from each other and always open to …

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The US Library of Congress to be Provided with Georgian Books

Director of National Library, George Kekelidze and Director of the Library of Congress, Carla Heiden met with each other in Washington. “We achieved the most important agreement on the exchange of books. The agreement will soon be concluded and the Library of Congress will be regularly supplied with Georgian books. …

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