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Irakli Gharibashvili:
“This year at the end of the first quarter, the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure had fulfilled 107% of the budget. This is a record number.”

During his press conference in April 2015, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Gharibashvili, stated that the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure registered a record number in fulfilling the budget of the first quarter of 2015. “I want to particularly emphasise the effectiveness of Shavliashvili’s Ministry. The Ministry’s budget fulfilment rate is 107% and [...]

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Zviad Dzidziguri:
Businesses used to lose 100% of the disputes in the Council of Tax Appeals. This has changed for the past two years.

On air on Rustavi 2, the Parliamentary Majority MP, Zviad Dzidziguri, talked about a favourable business environment created in Georgia after the government change. He stated: “During the office of the previous government, businesses used to lose 100% of the disputes in the Council of Tax Appeals. According to the data of the past two [...]

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Nodar Khaduri:
We have cut plenty of taxes.

On 12 March 2015, Minister of Finance of Georgia, Nodar Khaduri, declared: “Our government pays a great deal of attention to tax relief. We have cut a lot of taxes which has a positive impact upon both the investment and the business environments of the country.” FactCheck took interest in the accuracy of the statement. [...]

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Dimitri Khundadze:
The serious demographic situation in the country has changed positively during the past two years.

On 1 April 2015, at the plenary session of the Parliament of Georgia, the Chairman of the Health and Social Affairs Committee of the Parliament, Dimitri Khundadze, elaborated upon the demographic data. “The population of Georgia has been growing for the past two years. According to the 1 January 2014 data, the population of the [...]

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Giga Bukia:
There was only one case of acquittal out of 18,000 cases discussed in the courts throughout 2008.

On 31 March 2015, after the President’s annual address before the Parliament, a member of the Parliamentary Majority, Giga Bukia, discussed the issue of Georgia’s judiciary. In his speech, he underscored the shortcomings in the judicial system under the previous government and stated: “I want to give an example of what was happening in the [...]

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Eka Beselia:
All of the reforms implemented by the Government of Georgia and its political course are endorsed in international assessments.

According to the statement of the Member of the Parliamentary Majority, Eka Beselia, the critique towards the Government of Georgia is inappropriate because all of the reforms implemented by the government and its political course are endorsed in the assessments published by various international organisations. FactCheck took interest in Ms Beselia’s statement and verified its [...]

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Giorgi Kandelaki:
“According to surveys, the number of citizens who think that the country is going in the right direction is experiencing an unprecedented decline.”

On 24 March 2015, on air on the Rustavi 2 TV channel, a member of the Parliamentary Minority, Giorgi Kandelaki, whilst commenting upon the results of the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) latest survey, declared: “Since 2004, there has never been such a drastic decline in the number of people who think that the country is [...]

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