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Dimitri Kumsishvili:
In order to accelerate infrastructural projects, GEL 1,143,800 from the consolidated budget was allocated for capital expenditures

On 21 July 2017, the Minister of Finance of Georgia, Dimitri Kumsishvili, at the annual gathering of the heads of Georgia’s diplomatic representations, stated: “In order to accelerate infrastructural projects, GEL 1,143,800 from the consolidated budget was allocated for capital expenditures. This is GEL 269.7 million more as compared to the figure of the previous […]

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Roman Gotsiridze:
Rosneft violates the Law of Georgia on Occupied Territories whilst the Government of Georgia, in spite of the promises it made, has no reaction

United National Movement member, Roman Gotsiridze, in his speech before the Parliament of Georgia, stated: “The President of Rosneft and the so-called President of South Ossetia met each other in Sochi. They signed a memorandum which envisions launching Rosneft’s activities in the Tskhinvali region. You are well aware that Rosneft violated the Law of Georgia […]

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Davit Sergeenko:
Georgia spends 2.5% of the country’s gross domestic product for healthcare. In Europe, this is 5%-7% or 10% on average. The United States spends 17% of its gross domestic product for healthcare

The Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Davit Sergeenko, spoke about state funding for healthcare on air on Imedi TV. The Minister stated: “Georgia spends 2.5% of the country’s gross domestic product for healthcare. In Europe, this is 5%-7% or 10% on average. The United States spends 17% of its gross domestic […]

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Elene Khoshtaria:
Bonuses in public sector are rising from year to year. In 2014, it was GEL 218 million whilst in 2016, it was either GEL 318 or GEL 320 million

In her speech before the Parliament of Georgia, European Georgia – Movement for Freedom member, Elene Khoshtaria, and Tbilisi mayoral candidate, stated: “Bonuses are rising from year to year. For instance, the total amount of bonuses in 2014 was GEL 218 million whilst in 2016, it was either GEL 318 or GEL 320 million.” FactCheck […]

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Giorgi Margvelashvili:
International partners have called upon us not to enact changes related to the election environment in an election year

On 20 July 2017, the President of Georgia vetoed amendments in the Local Self-Government Code and Election Code. The President believes that the spirit of both of the laws weakens the democratic process in the country as well as pluralism and the population’s involvement in the functioning of the state. Giorgi Margvelashvili has also given […]

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Hasty Reform of Self-Government with Procedural Violations

Self-government reform is being carried out on the initiative of the Government of Georgia, envisioning a reduction in the number of self-governing cities from 12 to five. As a result of the reform, Gori, Ambrolauri, Mtskheta, Ozurgeti, Telavi, Akhaltsikhe and Zugdidi will have their status of self-governing cities, granted to them in 2014, terminated. Of […]

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Dimitri Kumsishvili:
As a result of larisation, the dollarisation rate of people’s loans dropped to 48% whilst the share of total loans in USD shrank to 58%

In January 2017, in order to alleviate negative financial consequences following the fluctuation of the GEL exchange rate, the Government of Georgia decided to undertake measures to support larisation. This strategy, together with some additional measures, included the one-ff loan larisation programme which allowed citizens to convert their USD denominated loans to GEL with a […]

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