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Georgia Joins Horizon 2020, The EU’s Research and Innovation Programme

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Researchers and innovators from Georgia will now be able to participate in Horizon 2020, the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation, under the same conditions as their counterparts from EU Member States and other associated countries. The agreement associating Georgia to Horizon 2020 was signed today on behalf of …

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Easter in Georgia: Peculiarities and Traditions

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“Christ is Risen! Truly He is risen!” – These words are everywhere in the holy day of Christ’s resurrection. The Orthodox from all over the world celebrate Easter today – the oldest Christian festival, which brings the faithful hope for the salvation, peace and the grace of God. In Georgia, Christ’s …

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Miracle of Holy Fire – One of the Greatest Miracle of God

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The ceremony, which awes the souls of Christians, takes place in the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem. The date for Pascha is determined anew for every year. It must be a first Sunday after the spring equinox and Jewish Passover. Therefore, most of the time it differs from the …

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Batumi Sea Port and Ukrainian Nika-Tera to Implement Joint Projects

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Batumi Sea Port and Nika-Tera, a specialized seaport of Ukraine, plans to implement joint projects. The information was released after the Ajara Government officials paid official visit to the city of Nikolaev, Ukraine and attended Batumi-Nikolaev business forum. Nika-Tera representatives do not unveil the agreement details until conclusion of specific …

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Georgian Economic Growth Marked 2.3% in First Quarter

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According to the early report of Geostat, the national statistics service of Georgia, the state economy increased by 2.3% in in the first quarter of 2016. As to the month of March, the economic growth rate geared up by 3.4% year on year. In January the economy grew by 0.8%, …

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Passenger Turnover Grows by 26% in Mestia Airport

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The passenger turnover at King Tamar airport in Mestia has increased by 26% year on year. According to the civil aviation agency, King Tamar Airport in Mestia has handled 25.92% more passengers compared to the same period of 2015. According to the statistics, the airport served 685 passengers in the …

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AGL (Adjaristsqali Georgia) Covers Tuition Fees for Students

AGL (Adjaristsqali Georgia) Covers Tuition Fees for Students

Adjaristsqali Georgia has covered tuition fees for students. The company has made the contribution as part of the memorandum signed with the Ajara Ministry of Sport, Education and Culture under the students assistance subprogram. In the 2015-2016 academic year, the company has financed 20 students enrolled into the higher academic …

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Russia Can Resume Agricultural Import from Turkey

Russia Can Resume Agricultural Import from Turkey

Russia can resume the import of agricultural products from Turkey, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Turkey told Trend Apr.28. However, the ministry didn’t specify the time of resuming the import of Turkish agricultural products to Russia. Ankara and Moscow discussed this issue Apr.27 during the visit of a …

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Georgia to Get 50 Million EUR Within the frame of ENPARD 2 Phase

Georgia to Get 50 Million EUR Within the frame of ENPARD 2 Phase

The EU is ready to be actively engaged in the information campaign of issues related to Association Agreement signed with Georgia. The EU Ambassador Janos Herman has declared about it at the meeting with Otar Danelia, and  presented Christina Kassel, new Attaché of Agriculture from the European Union Delegation. Priority …

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Tbilisi Metro Free for Citizens Regarding Easter Holiday

Tbilisi Metro Free for Citizens Regarding Easter Holiday

Tbilisi Metropolitan will serve passengers for free during Easter holiday. According to the information provided by Tbilisi City Hall the Metropolitan will extend its working hours on April 30 until 04:00 a.m. May 1. As per the decision of the Tbilisi City Hall, on May 1 and 2, Sunday and Monday, municipal …

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