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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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New Georgian Ski Resort Tetnuldi to be open in 2015

Soon one more worldwide level mountain-skiing resort ”Tetnuldi” will appear in Georgia. The longest and the biggest steepest skiing path in Transcaucasia will be built in Tetnuldi. The mountain resort will be open during all the seasons. It will be able to go in for mountaineering , skiing, snowboarding, rafting, …

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Alain Delon to visit Tbilisi for charity

French cinema star Alain Delon, who was once described as France’s answer to James Dean, will visit Tbilisi on February 12 to join a celebration dedicated to the 60th jubilee of Georgian opera singer Paata Burchuladze. It will be the first time Delon, 79, has visited Georgia. While here the actor …

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Georgia, Russia start technical consultations on aviation issues

Georgia and Russia have started the technical consultations on aviation issues since Jan. 26. The frequency of Russian airlines’ regular flights to Georgia is discussed at the meetings in Tbilisi, the Georgian Economy Ministry told Trend. The representatives of Switzerland as a mediator country in the Georgian-Russian relations also attend …

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Lithuanian companies ready to do business in Georgia

Lithuanian companies are ready for doing business in Georgia, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said at a joint press-conference with his Georgian counterpart Irakli Garibashvili. He said that the two countries are expected to sign an agreement on economic cooperation on January 27 and this document contributes to the further …

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Georgia travel guide: The land of milk and honey

Australian daily compact newspaper and also Australian national online news brand wrote an article about Georgia and called it country of milk and honey. The writer,Michael Gebicki travelled to Georgia as a guest of Emirates and Sydney’s Eastern Europe Travel Bureau. The scenery and the singing in Georgia’s eastern Kakheti region are other-worldly …

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Meeting with CERN Director General

The possibility of Georgia’s accession to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), and its admission as an associated member thereof, was discussed at today’s meeting between the Prime Minister of Georgia and the Director General for CERN. At the meeting, the parties discussed concrete ways to deepen their bilateral …

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UNESCO designates Georgian pianist as Artist of peace

The Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova will designate the famous Georgian pianist Elisso Bolkvadze as a UNESCO Artist for Peace on 22 January 2015. This title will be bestowed in recognition of her support, through her Foundation LYRA, for the musical education and creativity of talented young Georgians. In …

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The Guardian: Russia’s ruble crisis poses threat to Georgia

The recent collapse of the Russian ruble is posing a threat to nine countries relying on remittances including Georgia, claims one of Britain’s leading newspapers. Georgia and eight other countries, which heavily rely on cash sent home from Russia for their economic buoyancy, could collectively lose more than $10 billion …

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Top US educators interested in Tbilisi Technological University

Professors from South Florida University, the fourth-largest public university in the United States (US) state of Florida, are visiting Tbilisi today to learn more about a new Technological University in Georgia’s capital city. The guests and Georgian Government representatives discussed ways of possible cooperation between South Florida University and the …

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