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NATO Secretary General: Georgia-NATO relations are deepening

The Georgia-NATO Commission meeting reaffirmed that Georgia is a very close and strong partner of NATO, the Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced at the press-conference following the meeting today. Stoltenberg noted that NATO-Georgia relations were very strong and were further deepening. NATO is committed to help Georgia make its …

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Kakheti among 10 extraordinary places to visit

Telegraph-If you want an extraordinary adventure, start by picking somewhere you’ve never heard of… until now. The British publication  has named Georgia as one of the most extraordinary destinations in the world. If you want an extraordinary adventure, start by picking somewhere you’ve never heard of… until now. When it …

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Starbucks not coming to Georgia — Commersant

Newspaper “Commersant” reported that the American franchise Starbucks is not planning to enter the Georgian market as of yet. “Commersant” contacted the company’s representative in Central Europe and Asia, Eamon van Stijn regarding the rumors that have been circulating in the country about Starbucks coming to Tbilisi. “Starbucks takes very …

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Georgian wine on show at French exhibitions

Georgian companies have been exhibiting their product at the Les Penitentes and La Divre Boutteile exhibitions in France to raise awareness of Georgian wine, diversify export markets and attract more customers. The first exhibition was Les Penitentes, held in the city Angers where five Georgian wine companies took part. Only …

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Georgia begins negotiations on visa-free communication with several countries

The government of Georgia resumes negotiations on visa-free communication, which ceased since September 1, 2014. The government has issued several decrees, including ones on holding talks by an exchange of notes, with a view to achieving agreements on exemption of holders of ordinary passports from the mandatory visa between the governments of Georgia …

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EU to implement project in Georgia to support labor relations

The presentation of the program of the International Labour Organization (ILO) will be held in the Tbilisi Marriott hotel in Georgia on Feb.2. The program aims to support the labor relations and social dialogue in Georgia. The project that has been financed by the European Union will be implemented by …

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Georgian section of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway presented

Georgian Economy Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Azerbaijani Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov attended the presentation of the Georgian section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway and observed the test run of a train Jan. 28. The presentation took place in Javakheti, Kartsakhi. Marabda-Kartsakhi Railway director Oleg Bichiashvili, Samtskhe-Javakheti Governor Akaki Machutadze and other …

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10 percent of medicine rises in price in Georgia

Some 10 percent of medicine rose in price in Georgia, Georgian Deputy Health Minister Valeri Kvaratskhelia told the Georgian media. He said that the medicine obtained from the dollar area, as well as from Russia and Belarus, rose in price. “At present, this concerns a small volume of medicine, although …

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Georgia ranked 22 on Index of Economic Freedom

Georgia’s economic freedom score is 73.0, making its economy the 22nd freest in the 2015 Index. Its overall score has increased by 0.4 point since last year, primarily reflecting improvements in freedom from corruption, monetary freedom, and the management of government spending that outweigh a notable decline in labor freedom. …

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Georgia preparing to host European Weightlifting Championships

The European Weightlifting Championships will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on April 11-18. Tbilisi will host such a large-scale tournament for the first time. The tournament will be held at Tbilisi Sport Palace. It is a unique chance to develop weightlifting in Georgia, Kakhi Kakhiashvili, the head of the organizing …

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Georgia to create special institution for export promotion

A special institute will be created in Georgia in order to promote export, Economy Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Jan.28 after the meeting of the prime minister with members of the economic team of the government. The meeting was also attended by the head of the National Bank of Georgia Giorgi …

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