2014-01-27One Step Forward Two Steps Back – Amendments into Self-Governmental Code
Last week, Parliament of Georgia passed amendments to the Code on Local Self-Governance with 84 votes vs 14 via second hearing. The Code, which is enclosed with 24 draft laws, was fundamentally changed and became topic of hot discussions and controversy within the parliament and outside.
2014-01-24Over Half Million Lari Spent on Bonuses from Gori District Budget
In December, 2013 Gori district administration and municipal board paid two bonuses to their employees. First, the employees received bonuses (half amount of their salaries) on December 10, and then on December 23 they received bonuses (full amount of monthly salaries). 327 540 lari was spent from the district budget on the bonuses in December, 2013.
2014-01-24Parliament Adopts Bipartisan Statement on Ukraine
Parliament adopted unanimously with 118 votes a statement expressing “extreme concern” over developments in Ukraine and saying that Russia will not be able to force either Georgia or Ukraine to reject their European choice.
2014-01-24Georgian President Concerned Over Abkhaz 'Border Zone' Expansion
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said on January 22 that expansion of ‘border zone’ 11 kilometers deeper into the breakaway Abkhazia ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi is not just “a technical move”.
2014-01-23Usupashvili's Blunt Warning over NATO MAP
Refusal to grant Georgia a membership action plan (MAP) at NATO summit in Wales in early September will "ruin and undermine" political stability in the country, Georgia's parliament speaker, Davit Usupashvili, has warned.
2014-01-23GNERC to Move from Kutaisi Back to Tbilisi
Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission [GNERC] will move to Tbilisi. Representatives of the central government announced about it several days ago. GNERC, which was moved to Kutaisi in 2008 by the government for decentralization purposes, will return back to the capital.
2014-01-22More Than 112 Million Lari to Spend on Infrastructure Projects in Kakheti in 2014
On January 20, Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia Davit Narmania held meetings with Kakheti regional governor Irakli Shiolashvili, district governors and chairman of municipal boards. He spoke with about infrastructural projects, which the Ministry intends to implement in 2014 in Kakheti. He spoke about rehabilitation of motorways, water-supply systems; about the issues related with the management of hard plural remains and other infrastructural projects.
2014-01-22Innovation at Kutaisi City Hall
2014-01-21Building of Parliament of Georgia in Tbilisi Might Be Assigned to Kutaisi
According to the Constitution of Georgia, Parliament is located in Kutaisi. However, government has been openly speaking about return to Tbilisi from the very first day the new building was exploited. In parallel to it, the parliament building in Tbilisi is actively renovated-equipped that directly demonstrates that government’s desire to return Parliament back to the capital will be soon realized.
2014-01-20Dilemma of Traders at Gori Agriculture Market
Traders of Gori agriculture market have been protesting removal of the market for three days already. Representatives of the local government meet the initiative group of traders every day to find out the situation and resolve problem. After January 16 meeting, traders tried to block Tbilisi-Senaki-Leselidze central motorway; they walked towards the motorway from Gori administrative building.
2014-01-17Population of Didi Dmanisi VS Gold Extracting Company
Many people complain about Gold Extracting Company RMG GOLD now. Active youth, archeologists and defenders of culture heritage opposed the company for having damaged the deposit for mining the gold in the area. However, residents of the village nearby the gold mine have different complaints with the company.
2014-01-17Human Rights Defender Blame Head of Adjara MIA Department in Wrong HR and Financial Policy
2014-01-17About 11 000 Families to Involve State Agricultural Assistance Program in Adjara Autonomous Republic
2014-01-16Gori District Administration Does not Have Statistics on Homeless People
Lonely Tinatin Elikauri is homeless people and spent nights with her relatives. Her house collapsed several years ago. Elikauri said sometimes she had to sleep in the yard of library. She has petitioned to the Gori district administration with the request of alternative accommodation several times.
2014-01-15What to Be Changed in Georgian-Ossetian and Georgian-Abkhazian Relations Besides the Name of State Ministry for Reconciliation and Civic Equality
Formerly, State Ministry for Reintegration Issues changed its name. Now its name is State Ministry for Reconciliation and Civic Equality with Paata Zakareishvili as state minister. Tskhinvali de-facto government has already made initial assessments about the changes. They are not going to review relations with Georgia until Georgia recognizes their independence.
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