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Georgia Signs Four-Year Agreement to Develop Agricultural Sector

On November 16, Levan Davitashvili, the Georgian Minister of Agriculture, and Raimund Jehle, the FAO Representative in Georgia, signed a four-year agreement to develop Georgia’s agricultural sector. The agreement is called the “FAO Country Programming Framework for Georgia 2016-2020”.  The agreement prioritizes the amelioration of Georgia’s agricultural sector, food safety, …

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Russian and Georgian Wrestlers Disqualified in 2016 European Cup of Nations

Russian and Georgian Wrestlers Disqualified in 2016 European Cup of Nations

Russian and Georgian wrestlers broke into a fist-fight at the 2016 European Cup of Nations, resulting in the disqualification of both wrestlers. Imil Sharafetdinov, a Russian wrestler, and Zurab Datunashvili, a Georgia wrestler, competed in an emotional match which escalated into an altercation. The coaches of the Georgian and Russian …

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Georgia Wins the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Mariam Mamadashvili, a Georgian contestant at the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, won the competition with her song “Mzeo”, meaning “Sun”. Mamadashvili created Georgia’s third breakthrough as the winner at the Junior Eurovision. In 2008, the Georgian group called “Bzikebi”, meaning “Wasps”, won first place in the Junior Eurovision. Followingly, …

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Georgian Lari Depreciates Against U.S Dollar

The Georgian lari depreciated against the U.S dollar. Starting on November 20, 1 USD costs 2.4889 GEL. This exchange rate was set by The National Bank of Georgia. Previously, 1 USD cost 2.4861 GEL. Although the lari depreciated against the U.S dollar by 0.0028 GEL, The National Bank of Georgia …

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2016 Business Award Ceremony Held In Tbilisi

On 17th November 2016 in Tbilisi, TBC Bank, Georgia’s largest bank, and Geocell, a telecommunication company, held a business award ceremony to present awards to seven Georgian business winners. In efforts to promote the development of Georgia’s business sector, on June 21, TBC Bank and Geocell urged small Georgian businesses …

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Georgia Has Most Child Marriages in Europe From Ethnic Minorites

During the Soviet times, the common practice of abducting young girls in search of wives was forbidden and, recently in 2004, made punishable by a prison sentence. Moreover, Georgia forbade marriage under the age of sixteen even with available parental consent. Unfortunately, despite the laws, the practice does not subside …

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13 NATO Member Officers Train Georgian Soldiers Near Tbilisi

According to Sputnik International, a NATO-Georgian Exercise 2016 will occur from November 10 to November 20 nearby Tbilisi in the Joint Training and Evaluation Center. In addition to 2 NATO partner countries, the NATO-Georgian Exercise will be attended and managed by officers from 13 NATO members- Turkey, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, …

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Qvevri School Launches in Kakheti

A new Qvevri School will open in Ikalto, Kakheti which will aim to teach the oldest techniques of Georgian pottery. The school will open in 2017. Qvevri is the Georgian name for clay vessels artisans utilize during wine-making for fermentation. Costing over $1 million, the World Bank Group is sponsoring …

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Georgia’s Stance on Donald Trump’s Victory

There has been significant apprising following the election of Donald Trump as the new president of the United States of America. The blame for Donald Trump’s victory has been set on college students and media, the liberals, who failed at staying updated with the political status of the United States …

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Georgia Among Best Clubbing Destinations in Eastern Europe

According to Electronic Beats magazine, Georgia stands among the 23 best destinations for clubbing in Eastern Europe. Particularly, the magazine refers to two Georgian clubs. Bassiani is a techno club located in Tbilisi that gained popularity after its establishment in 2014. Due to the numerous bookings, quality sound system and …

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Georgia Becomes Exporter of Architectural and Engineering Services

With assistance from the Georgian National Investment Agency (GNIA), the American company, Base4, opened an office in Tbilisi. They began investing time, resources, and training efforts in Georgia. Base4 is one of the top hotel architectural and engineering design firms in the United States and was recently an Inc. 5000 …

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Successful Food-To-Go Conference Held In Tbilisi

Recently, a Food-to-Go conference was organized in Tbilisi by SPAR Russia and SPAR Georgia. SPAR is a Dutch based retail chain with 12,000 SPAR stores in 42 countries. The recent event involved several SPAR Partners from Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Mongolia. The event included presentations, food representatives, and SPAR suppliers. …

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