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Pavle Kublashvili:
“Kakha Kaladze visited Tkibuli and declared that 17 blocks have already been gasified. None of them are.”

On 30 January 2015, IMEDI TV hosted representatives of the ruling coalition and the opposition. During their debates, a member of the United National Movement, MP Pavle Kublashvili, stated: “Kakha Kaladze visited Tkibuli and declared that 17 blocks have already been gasified. None of them are. We started gasification in Tkibuli in October 2012 when [...]

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Mikheil Machavariani:
“A total of 530,000 of our citizens have their loans in USD.”

According to the statement of the Parliamentary Minority MP, Mikheil Machavariani, the depreciation of GEL which has been going on for several months already will have the most negative influence upon people who have their loans in USD. The number of such people is about 530,000. FactCheck took interest in this issue and verified the [...]

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Giorgi Kakauridze:
“The EU-Georgia Association Agreement requires introducing an integrated system of treasury management for the self-governing units.”

On 10 December 2014, Deputy Minister of Finance of Georgia, Giorgi Kakauridze, addressed the Parliament of Georgia regarding the planned amendments to the Budget Code of Georgia. The Ministry of Finance of Georgia elaborated a reform package to ensure the growing efficiency of public finance, better accounting of state funds and more transparency of the [...]

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Nikoloz Khundzakishvili:
“The Association Agreement with the European Union does not require Georgia to increase excise tax on beer.”

On 5 February 2015, on air on the Maestro channel, the Director of Corporate Issues at the Natakhtari Company, Nikoloz Khundzakishvili, elaborated upon the increase of excise tax on beer in Georgia alongside the related current practices in the European Union. He believes that the Association Agreement with the European Union does not require Georgia [...]

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Levan Izoria:
“We have achieved significant progress in terms of using legal means to address the problem of domestic violence.”

On 4 February 2015, the Parliament of Georgia discussed the amendments to the Criminal Code of Georgia at the second hearing. The amendments were initiated by the Government of Georgia and envisaged harsher punishment for acts of domestic violence. Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia, Levan Izoria, introduced the planned amendments to the members [...]

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Zurab Melikishvili:
“There was a 30% decrease in exports in January. The trend of the decrease in exports started approximately in August of last year.”

On 18 February 2015, at the plenary session of the Parliament of Georgia, the Parliamentary Minority MP, Zurab Melikishvili, elaborated upon the country’s economic situation, including the trend of a decrease in exports. He stated: “There was a 30% decrease in exports in January. The trend of the decrease in exports started approximately in August [...]

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Gigla Agulashvili:
“According to the World Bank’s research, Georgia is the leader in the region in terms of government effectiveness and is ahead of 11 European states.”

On 30 January 2015, on air on Imedi TV, member of the Parliamentary Majority, Gigla Agulashvili, declared that according to the World Bank’s research, the effectiveness of the Georgian government was measured to be 62.5% which meant, therefore, that Georgia was a leader in the region and in a position ahead of 11 other European [...]

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