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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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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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