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Davit Sergeenko:
According to Davit Sergeenko, the National Statistics Office of Georgia determines the price change on medications by population surveys which do not reflect the actual situation. The Minister says that medication has become cheaper.

On 2 July 2014, in his interview with the media, the Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Davit Sergeenko, stated that the data of the National Statistics Office of Georgia (GeoStat) is not convincing. “I have questions about the methodology employed by GeoStat which involves population surveys. They ask a minimum number [...]

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Irakli Gharibashvili:
“Teachers’ wages have been raised and tens of millions of lari have been allocated for the construction and repairs of school buildings.”

On 4 June 2014, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Gharibashvili, met with representatives of the media. During the press conference the Prime Minister talked about the reforms in the educational system, focusing his attention upon teachers’ wages and the construction and repair of schools. He stated:  “Teachers’ wages have been raised and tens of [...]

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Kakha Kaladze:
“Mr Ivanishvili never said anything about reducing the petrol price by one lari. Please provide the source of such information. None of the members of the coalition have ever said that the petrol price would be reduced by one lari or that the electricity price would be halved.”

On 25 July 2014, Minister of Energy of Georgia, Kakha Kaladze, talked about petrol and electricity prices. According to his statement, neither the members of the Georgian Dream coalition nor Mr Ivanishvili have ever said anything about the reduction of the petrol price by one lari. He also pointed out that halving the price of [...]

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Giorgi Kvirikashvili:
“We have 16% growth in export in the first five months. The export of local, especially agricultural, products is growing.”

On 18 July 2014, at the extra plenary session of the Parliament, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, stated that according to the data of the first five months, there was a 16% growth in export. The Minister also pointed out that the share of agricultural products in export had increased. [...]

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Nodar Khaduri:
“From January to May, GEL 2.8 billion has been mobilised in the total budget which is GEL 130 million more than it was in the same period of the previous year. The tax income plan of January-May 2014 has been implemented by 101%. The income in these five months constituted almost 40% of the annual budget.”

On 10 June 2014, in terms of the Open Governance Partnership, Minister of Finance of Georgia, Nodar Khaduri, met with the media. The Minister elaborated on the tax income segment of the budget.  “From January to May, GEL 2.8 billion has been mobilised in the total budget which is GEL 130 million more than it [...]

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Nodar Khaduri:
“Revenues from income tax have been increased and, as you know, income tax directly depends on the amount of wages. Hence, since the revenues have increased, the wages must have been increased as well.”

According to the data published by the National Statistics Office of Georgia (GeoStat), the average monthly wages of people employed in the industrial sector have decreased by 13.33% in the 1st quarter of 2014 as compared to the last quarter of 2013. On 17 June 2014, Minister of Finance of Georgia, Nodar Khaduri, commented on [...]

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Aleksandre Tchikaidze:
“There were 108 murders in 2011 and 74 of them got media coverage. In 2013, 50 out of 52 murders were covered by the mass media.”

On 25 July 2014, while discussing the new cabinet in parliamentary committees, crime statistics were also discussed in the Legal Issues Committee. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia, Aleksandre Tchikaidze, said that the doubts raised about increased criminal activity were due to intensive media coverage. The Minister stated:  “There were 108 murders in 2011 [...]

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Irakli Gharibashvili:
“There have been no cases of human rights violations in the pre-detention centres. Foreign experts visited Georgia for a second time, studied the situation and saw that we have made big progress in this field.”
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Zurab Japaridze:
“I hope you don’t really believe that the Georgian economy is on an irreversible rising tide. The numbers which were published in November, December and January are the result of the so-called ‘“base effect.”’ These months are compared to the same months of the previous year and that is why you have shown some growth.”
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Davit Narmania:
”I won my district (Saburtalo District, #1 Precinct). I received approximately 50% of the votes in this precinct. Mr Nika Melia completely lost his district-Precinct #6 of the Mtatsminda District.”
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Davit Narmania:
“The government of the capital city should have solved the street problem a long time ago. They should have announced tenders and rehabilitated the streets but, unfortunately, we cannot see this.”
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