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Donations for Tbilisi flood victims exceed 15m GEL

People in Georgia and around the globe are generously donating whatever they can afford to assist the hundreds of people affected by the devastating flood in Tbilisi. Thanks to the generosity of local and international donors, more than 15 million GEL has been raised for flood victims since Saturday night’s …

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Government not to Submit a Draft Budget to Parliament

GEL 100 000 000 will not be enough to  eliminate the consequences of the flood in Tbilisi , – the Minister of Finance says. According to him, the government should allocate tens of millions of the lari for the Tbilisi  zoo. “As of  yesterday evening data, about GEL 17 million are …

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Georgia Hosts EU Top Officials at Batumi Conference

More than 100 foreign guests including high officials from European Union (EU) member states met in Georgia’s coastal city Batumi yesterday to discuss Georgia’s European future. On June 18 and 19 Batumi will host the 12th international conference ‘Georgia’s European Way’, organised by the Office of the State Minister of …

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Katie Melua to Hold Charity Concert to Help Tbilisi Flood Victims

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Famous Georgian UK-based singer Katie Melua will perform a charity concert to help people affected by the devastating flood in Tbilisi. Georgian Society in the UK announced Melua will perform a charity concert in London to support the victims of the June 13 flash flood. The concert will be held …

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City Hall to Take out a 18 Million Loan to Repair Roads

Tbilisi Assembly granted the City Hall the right to take  out a loan of GEL 18 million  to repair roads damaged during the flood. According to the head of the Finance and Budget Department  of the  City Hall Levan Tevzaia, the loan recipient will be  the Municipal Development Fund. Representatives of …

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Georgia: Success And Sadness at European Games, Baku

Georgian athletes at the 2015 European Games in Baku are on a rollercoaster of highs and lows, after athletes won several medals but another was disqualified from the competition. More than a hundred Georgian athletes are competing in the inaugural competition across 17 sports from June 12-28. The Georgian athletes …

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More Rain Could Cause Future Landslides, Says Italian Geologist

The Tskneti-Betania road is currently the most dangerous place in Georgia’s capital city. World-leading specialist in environmental hazards and risk management, Italian geologist Claudio Margottini said the situation was “rather difficult” and future landslides could be repeated if heavy rainfall began again. “This was a huge landslide. Such phenomenon is very …

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Gastronomic and Tasting Shopping Center to Open in Tbilisi

Spanish businessmen are interested in opening a gastronomic and  tasting tourism shopping center. According to the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, the Minister George Kvirikashvili received a group of Spanish businessmen, who are visiting Georgia to be acquainted with  the county’s tourist potential. The meeting was also attended by the …

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France is Considering Making 2017 a Year Free of Income Tax

France is considering making 2017 a year free of income tax. The government wants to shift to a system of automatic withholding, similar to that in the United States and much of the rest of the world. Employees in France currently pay taxes a year after their income is earned. …

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Government’s Plans For Developing Highland Regions

The government has submitted a bill on socioeconomic and cultural development of Georgia’s highland regions to the Parliament, Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili told the government meeting on June 4. The bill aims at ceasing migration from highland regions and promoting the business development. Nino Kharadze is covering the issue. A …

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