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Second Round of Presidential Elections to be held on December 2

The second round of elections will be held on December 2, – Chairwoman of the Central Election Commission Tamar Zhvania said at the briefing today. According to Zhvania, the final results of the elections will be published within 20 days, after which the second round will be held in 2 …

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Turkey’s Largest Airport to be Opened in October

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is opening what he claims will eventually become the world’s largest airport on the 95th anniversary of Turkey’s establishment as a republic. Tens of thousands of workers have been scrambling to finish the airport to meet Mr Erdogan’s 29 October deadline. However, its launch on Monday is symbolic with only limited flights beginning days later …

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Draft Law of 2019 State Budget Under Discussion

THE DRAFT LAW OF 2019 STATE BUDGET IS UNDER The Government of Georgia submitted to the Parliament the preliminary version of the draft law on 2019 state budget of Georgia. The budget project is planned in accordance to basic scenario of 4.5% real GDP growth. Receipts in the 2019 state …

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Government to Determine New Players of Free Market of Electricity

According to the new draft law, the Government will define which other players will be able to buy electricity on the free market, Irina Milorava, head of the Georgia National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC), noted. Irina Milorava told BM.GE that it is not known when major players …

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3641 Georgian Emigrants Take Part in the 2018 Presidential Elections

3641 Georgian Emigrants Take Part in the 2018 Presidential Elections

A total of 3641 emigrants from Georgia have taken part in the October 28 elections, at polling stations in foreign countries. A total of 1656 emigrants voted for Grigol Vashadze. Salome Zurabishvili ranks second with 989 votes and David Bakradze is third with 292 votes. At this stage, Central Election …

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Negative Trade Deficit Hits Historic High

In January-September 2018 Georgia’s foreign trade turnover made up 9 124.8 million USD, up 20.8% year on year, including exports totaled 2 448.1 million USD, up 25.7% year on year;  imports amounted to 6 676.7 million USD, up 19.1%. Georgia’s negative trade balance in January-September 2018 constituted 228.6 million USD (46.3% of total …

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Schools from Eastern Neighbourhood Awarded European Quality Label 2018

The EU-funded eTwinning Plus project has announced the schools awarded the European Quality Label 2018. A total of 1,204 projects received the Quality Label for their outstanding work. This number also includes schools and teachers from four Eastern Neighbourhood countries: Armenia, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. A detailed …

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Radisson Collection Hotel Opened in the Historical Land of Tsinandali

Another international-standard hotel has opened in Georgia. The new hotel complex Radisson Collection equipped with the latest modern infrastructure is about to launch operations in Tsinandali. This first branded hotel in the Kakheti Region was opened today by Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze. The Head of Government thanked Silk Road …

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Free University is Among World Bank’s Annual Report

The World Bank Annual Report – The Changing Nature of Work begins with the Free University. Free University is Georgia’s only high educational institution that is included in the report and referred to as a globally successful organization. Quote from the report: The World Bank is an international financial organization …

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KTW Group Opened New Wine House

Kakhetian Traditional Winemaking (KTW Group) opened a new “Wine House” complex in Patardzeuli, Kakheti’s Sagarejo district. “Wine House” consists of a wine shop, a tasting room and an outdoor facilities. The opening ceremony was attended  KTW’s founder Zurab Chkhaidze, Governor of Kakheti Irakli Kadagishvili, and chairman of National Wine Agency …

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Georgian Contemporary Film Festival to be Held in Washington

Georgian Contemporary Film Festival will be held in Washington on November 13-16. The Embassy of Georgia to the United States, Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, George Washington University, John Hopkins University and Georgetown University jointly represent the festival. For a week, Washington …

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