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In 2014, Unemployment Rate in Georgia Lowered 2.2% and Totaled 12.4%

In 2014, Unemployment Rate in Georgia Lowered 2.2% and Totaled 12.4%

According to the National Statistical Service, in 2014 Georgia’s unemployment rate lowered  2.2 percentage points compared to 2013 and totaled 12.4 percent. It should be noted that in 2014 the unemployment rate hit 11 -year lows. In  2014 the economically active population made 66.5 per cent of the  working-age population …

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Queen Elizabeth’s Speech and David Cameron’s Politics

Queen Elizabeth II will deliver a speech in the Westminster Abbey today, in which she will present the newly-elected Conservative Party’s legislative agenda. The Tories, Cameron’s political party retains the reputation of being out of touch with the country’s political needs, with its decisions often judged as “heartless,” according to …

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Festival of Books Kicks off in Tbilisi

Festival of Books Kicks off in Tbilisi

Whether you’re a bookworm, an occasional reader or even in you haven’t picked up a book in years, the Festival of Books in Tbilisi has something for you. From tomorrow Georgia’s capital city will host the 17th Tbilisi International Book Festival – an annual event that presents thousands of books …

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What do Psychotropic Drugstores Think about the Scheduled Regulations?

What do Psychotropic Drugstores Think about the Scheduled Regulations?

Issuance of permit to illegal psychotropic pharmacies will be toughened. If today the Ministry does not have the leverage to deny offender pharmacies in obtaining a new license, it will be possible in the future. Under the new regulation, the drugstores will be located considering geographic and demographic data. The Ministry …

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Parliament Takes Control of Georgian Banks

Parliament Takes Control of Georgian Banks

Banking Supervision Department may separate  from the National Bank and be  established as an independent legal entity,  if Parliament  supports  the Budget and Finance Committee Chairman, Tamaz Mechiauri’s initiative. How reasonable is  this  initiative taking into account  the national currency’s  fluctuations. The fact is that the public has serious questions …

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Georgia Welcomes Olympic Flame

Georgia welcomes Olympic flame

The Olympic flame for the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) has landed in Georgia’s seaside city Batumi ahead of the Tbilisi 2015 torch relay after being flown from Athens, Greece. Dozens of torch bearers and Georgian athletes were the first to welcome the Olympic flame to Georgia at a …

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Reasons and Ways Magti Objected to 4G Technology Introduction

Magticom Loses Subscribers, Geocell and Beeline Draw New Ones In mid 1990s you would attract attention in two cases: when driving a good foreign vehicle or keeping a cell phone. Tariffs were unbearably expensive and cell phones were so huge in size, you could use it as a hammer or …

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Should Georgia Construct High-Risk Hydro Power Plants?!

Green Alternative and Green Fist nongovernmental organizations urge EBRD not to finance high-risk projects in Georgia. A Green Fist representative Khatia Maghlaperidze says EBRD is financing a construction of three HPPs in Georgia, namely, Dariali, Shuakhevi and Paravani HPPs. However, environmentalists have recently learned EBRD also plans to construct supposedly …

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Abkhazia and Samachablo are Georgia: World Supports Georgia

Abkhazia and Samachablo are Georgia: World Supports Georgia

“Georgian Project” a non-governmental organization with the aim of increasing awareness of social, economic and environmental issues in Georgia makes a Photo Challenge called #WorldSupportsGeorgia. Participants of this challenge are people around the globe. The project was organized to celebrate Georgia’s Independence Day. “We wanted to once again remind everyone …

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28 Historic Photos From Independence Day

Georgia marks Independence Day on May 26 with festivities and outdoor events in Tbilisi and other parts of the country. Similarly to the two previous years, no army parade was held, but military component was still present heavily as various weaponry, armored vehicles and equipment, including those produced by the …

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Tbilisi is Getting Ready For Independence Day

Independence Day  is an annual public holiday in Georgia observed on 26 May and It commemorates the 26 May 1918 adoption of the Act of Independence, which established theDemocratic Republic of Georgia in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution of 1917. It is the national day of Georgia. Independence Day …

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