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Deutsche Welle: Georgia – A New World for Tourists

Sometimes you find yourself in a country which is seen a tourism insider tip and you can’t help but wonder why. That’s how DW reporter Kerstin Palzer felt when she visited the country wedged between Europe and Asia. At Tbilisi airport we were collected by tour guide Shorena, who instantly …

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Unusual Concept Hostel Fabrika Opens in Tbilisi

Fabrika

Unique concept hostel Fabrika opens at old cloths factory in Tbilisi on Egnate Ninoshvili street. Hostel has 365 rooms and apart from that building offers a free space to work on special projects or to just meet people. Fabrika is ready for festivals, exhibitions and different kinds of events. Ana Svanidze manager …

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Major Investment Foundations to Enter Georgia

Today’s government meeting is discussing important agreements to be signed by the Partnership Fund, under which major investment foundations will enter Georgia. Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili explained that, for the first time, the Partnership Fund will invest in the international consortium, which will make focus on support of small and …

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Construction of BTK Railway Nears Completion

Construction of BTK Railway Nears Completion

The construction of  Baku –Tbilisi – Kars railway project, which promises to bring the entire region closer to Europe, is drawing to a close. Kars Governor Rahmi Dogan said that test rolling of the railway will be implemented in late 2016. A 79 kilometer-BTK railway section stretches through Turkey, while 58 …

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Episode – First Used Clothing Online Shop Appears in Georgia

Episode

Episode is first used clothing online shop in Georgia, founders of the website Levan Okriashvili and Lasha Margiani are consumers of second hand clothing, who decided to create a platform where people could purchase used clothing. How did you came up with the idea? We found out that many of …

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Five New Hotels to Open in Georgia under Golden Tulip Management

Golden Tulip Hotel

Under the Golden Tulip management, five new hotels will open in Georgia, including in Tbilisi, Telavi, Tskaltubo and Borjomi. The information was unveiled at meeting of Minister of Economy Dimitri Kumsishvili with Amin Moukarzel, president of network of international hotels Louvre Hotels Group. The meeting was held at the presentation …

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Component of Red Wine, Grapes Can Help to Reduce Inflammation

Component of Red Wine, Grapes Can Help to Reduce Inflammation

A component of red wine and grapes can help control inflammation induced by a bacterial pathogen that is linked to upper respiratory tract inflammatory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and middle ear infection (otitis media), according to a study by researchers at Georgia State University. The …

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Georgia Still Among Worst Countries Worldwide For Air Pollution Death

More than nine out of every 10 people on the planet live in areas where air pollution breaches official safety limits – and millions of people are dying as a result, according to new research by the World Health Organisation (WHO). With 90 deaths per 100,000 people, Georgia occupies the 7th position, immediately …

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Shimon Peres, Nobel Winner And Giant of Israeli Politics, Dies at 93

Leading political figure served twice as prime minister, once as president and won Nobel peace prize. Shimon Peres, one of Israel’s defining political figures and a Nobel peace prize laureate, has died at the age of 93, two weeks after suffering a stroke. Peres had twice served as prime minister of …

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Central Bank Sells USD 40 Million

National Bank of Georgia (NBG) sold USD 40 million at a foreign currency auction on September 27 to support national currency lari (GEL). It was NBG’s second intervention in less than a week and the third one in a month, selling in those two previous occasions USD 20 million each …

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TAP Growing, Adds over 30km of Pipes

The construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which is aimed at transporting Azerbaijani gas to Europe, is underway. TAP tweeted on Sept.28 that over 30 kilometers of steel pipes have already been strung along TAP’s route in Greece and Albania. TAP project envisages transportation of gas from the Stage …

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