2013-04-01Gori Residents Fight with the Impact of Natural Disaster
On March 24, strong wind removed roofs of about 35 residential buildings in Gori. Local budget cancelled several projects on that purpose and allocated 1,5 million lari for the rehabilitation activities.
2013-03-29Civil Society After October, 2012 Parliamentary Elections
If government changes in Georgia, it has already become a trend in Georgia that active members of the nongovernmental organizations join governmental institutions. After Parliamentary Elections of October, 2012, like it happened after the 2003 Rose Revolution, active figures of the Georgian civil society occupied high positions in the new government. Part of experts and nongovernmental organizations positively evaluate this trend though they are also afraid that civil sector of Georgia might face problems because of losing valuable human resources.
2013-03-25European Commission Published Annual Report of ENP on Georgia
The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy published on 20 March 2013 the annual “neighbourhood package”, consisting of a joint communication making an assessment of the ENP implementation in 2012 a report on the “Partnership for Democracy and Shared prosperity” with Southern Mediterranean, an Eastern Partnership progress report, 12 country reports, including one on Georgia.
2013-03-21Bidzina Ivanishvili - Popular only at home
DOES Bidzina Ivanishvili have an international public relations problem? High poll ratings and a commanding majority in parliament suggest his position is secure at home in Georgia. Yet the international press tends to portray a billionaire chief executive who does not understand democracy and wants to crush his foes. As political cohabitation between the Georgian Dream and the United National Movement (UNM) is not working, the country’s image abroad is suffering.
2013-03-20Obama administration urged to step in Georgian constitutional crisis
The new Georgian government is on a mission to persuade U.S. officials and lawmakers to help stave off what they describe as a pending constitutional crisis that could derail presidential elections in the U.S.-allied Russian neighbor.
2013-03-19Substantial amendments made to the Labor Code of Georgia
Ministry of justice introduced new Labor Code of Georgia where substantial amendments are made. New amendments promote protection of employees’ rights and prevent them from illegal dissmisals from work. Though, Ministry of Justice of Georgia did not fully consider some fundamental recommendations of NGOs and Trade Unions while working on the draft. In particular, a new draft Labor Code does not duly envisage women’s labor rights, employment of people with disabilities and their labor rights.
2013-03-14Human Rights Centre disapproves groundless dismissals of patrol-inspectors
A press-conference was held in the office of Human Rights Center on dismissals of patrol-inspectors from Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti patrol unit. Representatives of the center as well as former patrol police employees consider the dismissals illegal and urge the Minister of Interior Affairs to investigate the fact.
2013-03-13Presentation of the Report on the State of Human Rights in Institutions for Persons with Disabilities for 2012
On February 28, 2013 Ucha Nanuashvili, the Public Defender of Georgia presented the Report on the State of Human Rights in Institutions for Persons with Disabilities for 2012.
2013-03-11When You Are So Close To the Frontier
Within 1 km from the centre of village Odzisi there is a conditional frontier border and in 5 km there is the territory of occupied Akhalgori Municipality. Locals from border-line villages say that they have lots of problems and they need more attention from government.
2013-02-22Person Desired to Purchase Significant Asset in Micro Financial Organization Shall Get Permission from the National Bank
2013-02-19Protest of Metallurgists from Rustavi
Last week, Rustavi based metallurgist factory JSC Georgian Steel was urgent topic for Georgian media. About 200 metallurgists gathered in front of the administrative building of the factory and requested improvement of labor conditions. Their first request was timely distribution of salaries and cancel shifting to eight-hour working regime. Metallurgists also requested new labor contracts with the employer which will clearly prescribe date and form of reimbursement of their holidays.
2013-02-19Railway Workers on Strike in Zestaponi
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