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Estonia: Strong Supporter of Georgia’s European Aspirations

Estonia: Strong Supporter of Georgia’s European Aspirations

Estonia is ready to play the role of Georgia’s strong supporter as it progresses towards Euro-Atlantic integration. This was the main message from Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who is visiting Tbilisi and meeting Georgian high-officials here. After meeting President Giorgi Margvelashvili yesterday, today Ilves met Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, Defence …

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Georgia’s Annual Inflation Drops, Monthly Rate Rises

Georgia’s Annual Inflation Drops, Monthly Rate Rises

The country’s annual inflation rates is dropping, however the monthly inflation rate is on the rise. Today the National Statistics Office of Georgia, Geostat, revealed in May 2015 the monthly inflation rate in Georgia reached 0.6 percent, while the annual inflation rate equalled 3.5 percent. In comparison to April figures, Geostat …

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Dogs of Tbilisi

Check out photos of Tbilisi Dogs by Georgian blog on tumbrl http://dogsoftbilisi.tumblr.com Source: Dogs of Tbilisi

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Estonia’s President: Georgia Should Fight for Its European Future

Estonia’s President: Georgia Should Fight for Its European Future

Estonia’s President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has begun a two day official visit in Georgia. Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili hosted his Estonian counterpart yesterday in the Presidential Palace. The sides discussed the situation in Georgia and in the region, as well as the challenges facing the region and in Europe. Future prospects …

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Anaklia Port to Increase the Transit Potential of Georgia

Anaklia Port to Increase the Transit Potential of Georgia

Construction of a new deep-water port in Anaklia will play an important role in the development of Georgia – Minister of Economy George Kvirikashvili states. According to him, a contest for expression of interest has been announced and a “short list” includes two large consortiums. The winner of the tender …

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Turkey Seizes Bank Asya Week Before General Election

Turkey Seizes Bank Asya Week Before General Election

The Turkish government has seized control of Bank Asya following a 18-month long political battle between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and exiled Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen – a move seen as increasing risk premium for Turkish assets a week before parliamentary elections. According to Ates Buldur, analyst at Zurich-based Credit …

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10 Quotes From the World’s Most Controversial Billionaire

George Soros may have made a billion dollars short-selling the pound sterling, earning him the title of “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England,” but what he really wanted to be was a philosopher. The chairman of Soros Fund Management made a bold move in the early ’90s to …

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Why don’t Americans Feel Better about the Economy?

Why don’t Americans Feel Better about the Economy?

If there was any time for American consumers to feel good, it would be this moment. Job growth is brisk. Paychecks are finally nudging up. And a surprise drop in gas prices has given the average household an extra $700 a year. But six years after the end of the …

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Air Astana Launches New Services from Astana to Georgia

Air Astana, the award winning Kazakh flag carrier, is launching new services from Astana Tbilisi,Georgia today. The new service from Astana to Tbilisi is operated by Embraer E190 (9 Business class/88 Economy class seating configuration) twice a week and is additional to the current five times a week service from …

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Lone Ranger-Georgia’s Only Female Park Ranger

Salome leafs through a pile of photographs of her riding a horse against a backdrop of dramatic mountain scenery. “Last time I was in Tbilisi I saw an old leather horse whip I wanted to buy at Dry Bridge flea-market” she says grinning. “The guy wouldn’t sell it to me …

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