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Georgia’s New Visa Policy and its Consequences for Tourism

New visa regulations entered into force in Georgia from September, under which visa-free  regime with some countries was abolished, including those with which visa regime acted but visa could be obtained at the airport,  a full visa regime was introduced. In the years 2005-2014, Georgia has unilaterally decided to introduce a …

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Delegation of Russian Civil Aviation Administration to Visit Georgia

“Commersant” exclusively reports that the  representatives of the Russian Federation Civil Aviation Administration will visit Georgia in the current week. The issues of flights between the two countries will be  discussed,  in particular, the parity on the number of flights. Prior to the completion of negotiations between the two countries, …

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Transparency International – Georgia Disseminates Information about Agents of the Police in the State Bodies

Authoritative non-governmental organization Transparency International- Georgia  disseminates information on the activities of the police agents in all government structures – the so-called active reserve KGB officers in the official Soviet terminology – their function was to control the processes in government and inform the leadership of the Ministry of the …

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Egg and Chicken Local Production can be Stopped

Poultry and egg local producers may halt production due to the bill on border security  measures initiated by the Georgian Poultry Development Association  which has not been reviewed by the government. The draft law that had to  be discussed at the end of October envisages the  protection of goods produced …

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Turkish Cyprus demands equal rights to resources

Both states on the island of Cyprus have equal rights to all natural resources, the energy minister for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus said on Friday. Hakan Dincyurek, Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources, insisted that his government would not give up rights to natural resources on and …

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Georgia relies on ICT sector

The 12th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium opened in Tbilisi Nov. 24. While speaking at the opening of the symposium, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stressed the importance of the information and communication technologies for the economy of Georgia. He said that the development of the ICT sector is one of …

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Oil price slide and sanctions ‘cost Russia $140bn’

The falling oil price is costing Russia up to $100bn a year, while Western sanctions have hit the country by $40bn,  Finance minister Anton Siluanov made the comments on Monday. Reports on Monday suggested Russia could cut its oil production by about 300,000 barrels a day in an attempt to …

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Former Portuguese prime minister José Sócrates arrested

  Sócrates and three other people held following an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering   Portuguese police have arrested former Socialist prime minister José Sócrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering, the prosecutor general’s office said on Saturday. The …

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Founder of “Iberia Refreshments — PepsiCo Bottler Georgia” Resigns

JSC “Iberia Refreshments” has announced that David Lomjaria, the Managing Director of the Company has resigned after spearheading the management of Iberia Refreshments — PepsiCo Bottler in Georgia for the last 10 years. Mr Lomjaria’s resignation was prompted by the change in the Company’s shareholding structure and exit of Mr …

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EU assessment mission to visit Georgia on Nov.24

The assessment mission of the European Union (EU) will visit Georgia on Nov.24, EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos said. He made the remarks during a meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili in Brussels last week. The EU welcomes the successful completion of the first …

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