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Ex-British Prime Minister will Visit Georgia

Ex-UK Prime Minister Tony Blair will visit Georgia – Georgia’s PM Irakli Garibashvili had invited him to the South Caucasus country and Blair accepted the invitation. The meeting between the two politicians occurred in New York, where the Georgian delegation was attending the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The meeting …

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Record Number of Grapes Processed in Georgia

Kakheti Rtveli 2015

On September 27 Georgian farmers processed approximately 6,981 tonnes of grapes – a 25-year record, according to Georgia’s National Wine Agency. As of today about 78,000 tonnes of grapes have been processed this season, out of which 36,000 are of the Rkatsiteli grape variety, 32,000 tonnes of Saperavi, 1,900 tonnes Kakhuri …

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Batumi Seaport’s Cargo Turnover Hits 10 Years’ High

Transportation of oil and oil products, general and bulk cargoes has transformed Batumi Seaport into a vital hub in the European transportation corridor. Batumi has become one of the important logistics centers in the Caucasus. Currently, the seaport’s turnover has significantly increased and become the largest transit destination for transporting …

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Iran to boost Ties with European Union

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with President of the European Council Donald Tusk  on late Saturday voiced Iran’s readiness to considerably boost cooperation with the European Union. ‘We should plan for creating a considerable development in all-out relations between Iran and European Union based on mutual interests in …

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BitFury Invests $100 Million in Georgia for Mega-Data Center

Valery Vavilov

Global bitcoin blockchain infrastructure provider and transaction processing company BitFury is planning to invest US$100 million to build its second data center in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi and the first technology park. The new 100MW bitcoin mining data center will be built on 185,000 square miles of land developed by The …

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Georgia Eyeing to Become Full Member of Energy Community, says PM

Garibashvili

Georgia attaches great significance to sustainable development goals, said Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili. He made the remarks at the UN Sustainable Development Summit. PM Garibashvili underscored the Georgian state’s intention to create in the country an open, liberal and commercially stable energy sector, which would be resilient to market …

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Georgian Central Bank Expects Local Currency’s Strengthening

Georgian central bank’s head, Giorgi Kadagidze considers the rejection to spend state reserves against the backdrop of falling national currency as a right move, RIA Novosti reported Sept. 27. Kadagidze also expects the strengthening of Georgian national currency – the lari. The lari’s rate has for several years remained at …

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PM Speaks at UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York

PM UN

The Prime Minister of Georgia today delivered a speech at a summit dedicated to sustainable development within the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States (US). Irakli Garibashvili’s speech at the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015 was one of his most important engagements within his nine-day …

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Rugby Player Proposes to Girlfriend at Rugby World Cup

Florin Surugiu

Romanian player Florin Surugiu turned his day around after losing to Ireland when he proposed to his girlfriend at Wembley.  Despite losing 44-10 to Ireland in their Rugby World Cup pool game, Romania were given a standing ovation by the Wembley Stadium crowd in London. Following the lap of honour, and after …

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New Devices Measure Air Pollution levels in Georgia

How polluted is the air in Georgia? Dozens of new devices have been installed in capital Tbilisi and around the country to determine the purity of the air we breathe. Today head of Tbilisi City Council Giorgi Alibegashvili watched as dozens of new devices measuring air pollution levels were installed in …

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Volkswagen turns to Porsche boss to steer it out of crisis

Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will name Matthias Mueller, the head of its Porsche sports car brand, as its chief executive, a source close to the matter said on Thursday, as the fallout from the U.S. vehicle emissions test rigging scandal broadened. Mueller, 62, has been widely tipped to succeed Martin Winterkorn, who …

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