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Sergi Kapanadze:
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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Irakli Abesadze:
Only 26% of the population thinks that the Government of Georgia fights corruption effectively as compared to 77% in 2011

On 18 November 2016, in his speech during the session of the Parliament of Georgia, United National Movement member, Irakli Abesadze, discussed the situation in regard to corruption in Georgia. Mr Abesadze stated: “I am not saying anything about increased cases of bribery which was reflected in Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer research, illustrating that […]

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Roman Gotsiridze:
The excessive expenditure of the pre-election period was funded from the Prime Minister’s Reserve Fund

Whilst talking about the GEL exchange rate on air on Rustavi 2, Roman Gotsiridze focused upon the disproportional spending from the Government Reserve Fund. He pointed out: “The excessive expenditure of the pre-election period, including pre-election construction, was funded from the Prime Minister’s Reserve Fund. What is cynical, however, is that the distribution of wages […]

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Defining Stage in the Battle for Rustavi 2 is Upon Us

The legal dispute between the owners of Rustavi 2 and businessman, Kibar Khalvashi, about the shares of the broadcasting company has been going on for over a year. From the very beginning, the process has been assessed by Rustavi 2’s administration and staff and a certain part of civil society as a crackdown on freedom […]

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Giorgi Margvelashvili:
In terms of democratic standards, our country is much more advanced in the post-Soviet space, be it in media freedom or in steps toward democratic development

On air on Rustavi 2’s talk show, Archevani, the President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, stated: “In terms of democratic standards, our country is much more advanced in the post-Soviet space, be it in media freedom or in steps toward democratic development.” FactCheck took interest in the accuracy of the statement. FactCheck has already written about […]

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