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What does the Gazprom deal mean?

The Government of Georgia reached an accord with Russian energy company Gazprom about natural gas transit to Armenia. On January 10 2016, after the talks between the Minister of Energy of Georgia and representatives of Gazprom, it was announced that the Georgian side embraced an offer made by the Russian colleagues which was considered as […]

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Dimitri Kumsishvili:
Lately, Georgia is practically the only country whose ratings have not worsened according to various international organisations

On 24 November 2016, the Minister of Finance of Georgia, Dimitri Kumsishvili, stated: “Lately, Georgia is practically the only country in the world whose ratings have not worsened according to various international organisations.” FactCheck took interest in the accuracy of Dimitri Kumsishvili’s statement. Three international organisations, Moody’s, Standard & Poors (S&P) and Fitch Ratings Inc, […]

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Sergi Kapanadze:
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Exports have gone down to the level of 2011

On 18 November 2016, during the first session of the Ninth Parliament of Georgia, United National Movement member, Sergi Kapanadze, stated: “Exports have not increased but decreased to the levels of 2011.” FactCheck verified the accuracy of Sergi Kapanadze’s statement. According to the data published by the National Statistics Office of Georgia, exports from Georgia […]

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Giorgi Kvirikashvili:
There are approximately 10,000 foreign students in Georgia and these people contribute GEL 50 million to Georgia annually

On 6 November 2016, the Davit Tvildiani Medical University campus was opened in Rustavi. The Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, also attended the opening ceremony. In his speech, the Prime Minister mentioned that Georgia is being gradually established as an international education hub. He also added that students from many countries are interested in […]

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Giorgi Gachechiladze:
The production of electricity is increasing

On 26 November 2016 at the plenary session of the Parliament of Georgia, Georgian Dream member, Giorgi Gachechiladze, stated: “The production of electricity has increased by almost 20% since 2012 and the new power plants generate about two billion kw/h of electricity.” FactCheck verified the accuracy of this statement. The data about Georgia’s electro-energy balance […]

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Giorgi Kvirikashvili:
Fifty-two new enterprises acquired new equipment and were expanded whilst seven new enterprises were launched in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region

The Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, stated: “Fifty-two new enterprises acquired new equipment and were expanded and seven new enterprises were launched in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region alone. We provided funds mostly for milk processing, livestock farming and greenhouse and warehouse ventures. Today, some of these enterprises produce such high quality products that their production […]

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