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The next round of Geneva talks begins today

The next round of Geneva talks will be held on December 12-13. The First Deputy State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality of Georgia, Lasha Darsalia said that the Georgian side will discuss traditional issues.

Sabaduri forest tourism infrastructure officially opens

The Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Ekaterine Grigalava, along with the Estonian Ambassador to Georgia Kai Kaarelson, has officially opened the Sabaduri Forest tourism infrastructure in Tbilisi National Park.

The autumn plenary session of Georgian Parliament to be closed by the end of the week

The autumn plenary session is to be held in the Parliament today, after which the legislative body will conduct activities at extraordinary sessions.

 

The motion of Saakashvili's lawyers on the Prosecutor’s recusal is not satisfied

According to 1tv.ge, the Pecherski District Court of Ukraine did not satisfy the motion of Mikheil Saakashvili’s lawyers on the Prosecutor’s recusal from handling the case.

Paata Burchuladze summoned to the Prosecutor's Office of Georgia

Paata Burchuladze, opera singer/former Chairman of the State for People party/founder of the charity foundation Iavnana, has been was summoned to the Prosecutor's Office.

A protest rally of the National Movement is underway at the Ukrainian Embassy

A protest rally of the "National Movement" members and supporters is underway at the Ukrainian Embassy. As the protesters say they are protesting Mikheil Saakashvili's persecution by the Ukrainian President.

Mikheil Saakashvili taken to the Pechorski District Court of Kiev

The former Governor of Odessa District Mikheil Saakashvili has been taken to the Pechorski District Court of Kiev. Imedinews.ge releases this information based on the Ukrainian TV company 1 + 1.

Tbilisi 2018 budget increased by GEL 60 million - the draft budget sent to the City Council

The Tbilisi 2018 draft budget has already been sent to the City Council.

Foreign direct investments in Georgia amounted to $1 346.5 million in Q3 2017

According to preliminary data, the volume of direct foreign investments in Georgia amounted to $594.5 million in Q3 2017, which is 17.6 percent higher than the adjusted data of the same period of 2016.

Ukrainian court to consider the preventive measures for Mikheil Saakashvili today

The Ukrainian court will consider the preventive measures for the ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili today.

The constitutional amendments to be considered by the Legal Committee today

The MPs will consider the draft law at the session of the Legal Issues Committee with the first hearing today. The discussion on the legislative package will be completed at the spring session.  

Mikheil Saakashvili is detained

Ex-president of Georgia/former Governor of Odessa District, Mikheil Saakashvili has been detained in Ukraine. His teammate Davit Sakvarelidze writes about it on his Facebook page.

The official foreign currency exchange rate

As a result of the 8 December trade statistics, the US dollar has depriciated and equaled to 2.6794 GEL. Today’s rate was 2.7008 GEL. 

A 6-magnitude storm observed at the Black Sea coast, Georgia

A 6-magnitude storm has been observed at the Black Sea coast. The shoreline is damaged near the new boulevard.

Sophio Katsarava is participating in the meetings of the OSCE Foreign Ministers

The Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee/Head of Permanent Delegation of the Georgian Parliament to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Sophio Katsarava, is participating in the meetings of the OSCE Foreign Ministers.

Earthquake hits Georgia

A 3.2-magnitude earthquake was centered 56 km away from Tbilisi. The Institute of Earth Sciences and National Seismic Monitoring Centre at Ilia State University has released this information.

Georgian Foreign Minister considers US statements a firm support

The Foreign Minister of Georgia Mikheil Janelidze considers the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statements supporting Georgia at the NATO and OSCE Ministerials as Georgia's strong partnership with the US.

Georgian Education Minister hosted British Ambassador

The Minister of Education, Mikheil Chkhenkeli and Ambassador of Great Britain to Georgia, Justin McKenzie Smith discussed the deepening of cooperation between Georgia and Great Britain in the fields of education and science.

Georgian Deputy Prime Minister is participating in the OSCE Ministerial

The Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Mikheil Janelidze is paying an official visit to Austria, where he is participating in the 24th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

 

New Ombudsman of Georgia to begin fulfillment of her duties from today

Nino Lomjaria will start fulfilling her duties of the Public Defender from today.

The official foreign currency exchange rate

As a result of the 7 December trade statistics, the US dollar has strengthened and equaled to 2.7008 GEL. Today’s rate was 2.6975 GEL. 

The official foreign currency exchange rate

 As a result of the 14 December trade statistics, the US dollar has depriciated and equaled to 2.5597 GEL. Today’s rate was 2.5772 GEL.

Official meeting of U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership to be held in Washington

On December 15, a regular meeting of the Working Group on People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges of the U.S.-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership Commission will be held in Washington.

 

Living space transferred to 520 more IDP families into possession in Georgia

Under the Decree of the Government of Georgia, 520 more IDP families will be granted the residential area into possession free of charge.

Weather forecast for the upcoming days in Georgia

As the Short-Term Weather Forecast Department of the National Environmental Agency told "PirWeli", a dry weather is expected in Western and Eastern Georgia as early as December 20.

Old man dies in Metro, Georgia (photo)

An old man has died in Delisi Metro Station.

Georgian MFA releases a statement regarding the 42nd round of Geneva International Talks

The main topic of the 42nd round of the Geneva International Discussions was the results of ethnic discrimination against the Georgians remaining in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions.

The official foreign currency exchange rate

As a result of the 13 December trade statistics, the US dollar has depriciated and equaled to 2.5772 GEL. Today’s rate was 2.6258 GEL. 

Revenue received from tourism doubled in Georgia in the last five years

As the Finance Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said, while presenting the 2018 draft budget in the Parliament, revenue received from tourism has doubled in the last 5 years.

 

In 2018, 1,311 billion GEL to be spent on construction of road infrastructure

In 2018, 72% of the funds allocated to the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia will be spent on construction and rehabilitation of road infrastructure.

"Georgian economic growth rates will be even higher"

According to the Finance Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, the fiscal policy will have more effect and economic growth rates will further rise.

"United country will be economically strengthened"

According to the Finance Minister of Georgia, Mamuka Bakhtadze, the unity will be economically strengthen the country and the population will reach the prosperity.

Saakashvili challenges lawyers in the Sandro Girgvliani case

According to 1tv.ge, the ex-President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili requests to challenge lawyers in one of the episodes of the Sandro Girgvliani case.

"If Gia Gachechiladze's allegations are proved, I am ready to resign"

As per the Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, if Gia Gachechiladze's allegations are proved, he is ready to resign, otherwise, Gachechiladze must apologize to him..

The Tbilisi City Hall allocates GEL 33 thousand to the Patriarchate of Georgia

According to Tbilisi Deputy Mayor Irakli Khmaladze, the Tbilisi City Hall has allocated GEL 33 thousand to the Patriarchate for the "Alilo" event.

Vani District of Georgia to have a renovated archaeological museum

With the financial support of the World Bank, the Municipal Development Fund of Georgia carries out rehabilitation of the Vani Archaeological Museum.

Issue of transport trajectory in the capital to be discussed at Tbilisi government session

The issues of transport trajectory in the administrative boundaries of the capital and real estate privatization in the form of direct disposal at one of the streets are being discussed at the Tbilisi City Hall.

The official foreign currency exchange rate

As a result of the 12 December trade statistics, the US dollar has depriciated and equaled to 2.6258 GEL. Today’s rate was 2.6673 GEL.

President signs the appointment of Viktor Dolidze and Elguja Khokrishvili as Ambassadors

The President of Georgia has appointed Elguja Khokrishvili as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Federal Republic of Germany.

Trade relations between Georgia and New Zealand to deepen in the agricultural sector

The Minister of Agriculture Levan Davitashvili met with Ambassador of New Zealand to Georgia (whose official residence is in Warsaw) Mary Thurston. The sides discussed bilateral trade-economic relations between the two countries.

Kremlin is concerned about Saakashvili's statements

The Kremlin is "deeply concerned" by the ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili’s statements, which "cause great excitement".