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Germany Supports Georgia’s Visa Liberalisation Policy, says PM

Germany Supports Georgia’s Visa Liberalisation Policy, says PM

Georgia’s efforts to achieve visa free travel to European Union (EU) states appears to be resonating with EU leaders, particularly Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. The German official has voiced her support for Georgia’s EU visa free travel ambitions after earlier being sceptical about Georgia’s plans at an official meeting with …

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Adjara and Guria Next Destinations of PM’s Regional Tour

Adjara and Guria Next Destinations of PM’s Regional Tour

Adjara has significant potential, distinguished resources and the Government will support to the best of its ability all interesting projects implemented in this region – with these words Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili addressed the local business community at today’s opening of the new five-star Hilton Batumi Hotel. The Georgian …

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Hilton Hotel opens in Batumi, Georgia

Hilton Hotel opens in Batumi, Georgia

Batumi, a vibrant city in Georgia’s Black Sea coast, is welcoming the summer tourist season with a $130 million USD five-star hotel. The Hilton Batumi hotel opened its doors today. Located in central Batumi, the hotel has two buildings where one is hotel and the second is an apartment building. …

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PM Garibashvili Will Attend Riga Summit

PM Garibashvili Will Attend Riga Summit

The Georgian delegation attending this week’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit in Riga, Latvia will be led by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.  Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Kereselidze talked about the Georgian side’s expectations and hope for the Riga Summit in a press briefing earlier today. “When you work well and …

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Georgia’s PM meets US President Special Assistant Charles Kupchan

Georgia’s PM meets US President Special Assistant Charles Kupchan

Georgia’s Prime Minister is today hosting a special visitor from the United States (US). Head of Georgian Government Irakli Garibashvili has met with the Director for European Affairs of the US National Security Council, Special Assistant to the US President Charles Kupchan at the Government Administration building. This morning Prime Minister …

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Is it Possible to Avoid Growth of Tariffs for Gas and Electricity?

Is it Possible to Avoid Growth of Tariffs for Gas and Electricity?

The increase in gas tariffs for corporate customers has been postponed for a few months, which caused joy among entrepreneurs, but the issue still remains on the agenda. Talk of a possible increase in electricity tariffs added to this. However, after the public learned that the negotiations on this issue …

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First Female Defence Minister on Georgia’s Horizon

First Female Defence Minister on Georgia’s Horizon

Georgia could soon have its first female Minister of Defence. The country’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili this morning nominated current MP Tinatin Khidasheli to this position. Nominee Khidasheli is an MP from the Georgian Dream Coalition and represents the Republican Party, and a majoritarian from the Sagarejo region. In addition, Khidasheli …

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Minister of Sports Resigns, Cabinet Needs New Vote of Confidence

Minister of Sports resigns, Cabinet needs new vote of confidence

Georgia’s renewed Cabinet will need to regain a vote of confidence from Parliament following today’s resignation of the country’s Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs. Despite several Ministers departing their posts recently, the country’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili doesn’t expect major changes ahead. Minister Levan Kipiani, who announced his resignation earlier …

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President of Dutch Senate Visits Georgia

President of Dutch Senate Visits Georgia

President of the Senate, the upper house of the Netherlands’ Parliament Ankie Broekers-Knol, is paying her first official visit to Georgia. Today the Dutch official met with Georgian high officials, President Giorgi Margvelashvili and Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. At her meeting with Margvelashvili at the Presidential Palace today, the pair discussed …

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Georgian Gov’t to be Re-approved

Georgian Gov’t to be Re-approved

The Government of Georgia in the near future will face a confidence vote in the Parliament. The reason for this was the resignation of the Minister of Sports Levan Kipiani. He became the seventh minister, who left his post after the declaration of confidence to the Cabinet of Ministers headed …

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Prime Minister: Growth in Electricity Tariffs is not Planned at this Stage

Prime Minister: Growth in Electricity Tariffs is not Planned at this Stage

Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili called on the Georgian National Energy Regulatory Commission (GNERC) and “Energo Pro – Georgia”, which provides electricity to the regions of the country, not to make public the details of the ongoing negotiations between them. “The increase in electricity tariffs is not planned at …

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