2010-11-08Abkhazian Citizen Still Missing
2010-11-08Eco-Migrants Urge for Help
According to the Caucasian Environmental NGO Network, the number of eco-migrants in Georgia is between 100 thousand and 120 thousand people. According to the official statistics, in 2004-2010 the state resettled only 838 families. The ministry of IDPs from the occupied territories, accommodation and refugees of Georgia periodically reports that the eco-migrants, resettled in various regions of Georgia, live in normal conditions. In fact, the situation is radically different.
2010-11-05According to UN Human Development Report, Georgia Ranks 74th and Falls Behind Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia
2010-11-05Walter Russell Mead: “Georgia’s New Policy for Visa Free Travel for Residents of Northern Caucasus Seriously Annoyed USA.”
2010-11-05Status and Compensation – Permanent Problems for the Families of the Missing People
Although there are 907 missing people in Georgia, the national legislation does not have effective measures to regulate this problem. Georgia has not joined the 2006 UN Convention about Missing People. One more problem is the victim status for the family members of the missing people as well as estimation of compensation for them.
2010-11-05The Counter Intelligence Department Disseminated Detailed Information on the operation “Enver”
Out of 13 individuals arrested by Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia under the conviction of espionage for Russian Counter Intelligence Department, four are the citizens of Russia. According to MIA, Counter Intelligence Department conducted the mass auction entitled “Enver,” that revealed tens of people secretly connected to Main Intelligence Department of General Headquarter of Defense Ministry of Russian Federation.
2010-11-04Please Do Not Leave Our Children Hungry! – Street Traders Held Demonstration in Reply to the Decision of the City Council
On November 3, street traders held protest demonstration in Rustavi. They protested the decision of the City Council to ban street trading near the territory of the so-called Istanbul in 12th micro-district of Rustavi.
2010-11-03Retrieve of Mghebrishvili – “Have You Already Paid Communal Bills?!”
Tbilisi residents will have a new problem in the near future. If they are late to pay at least one communal bill, the electricity supply will be cut off. For example, if you accumulate arrears on a water bill, “Telasi” (Tbilisi Electricity Distribution Company) will express solidarity with the Tbilisi Water Company and leave you in darkness.
2010-11-03Arrests of Businessmen and Violation of Property Rights Tarnish Georgia’s Image
Georgia’s business environment is analyzed by numerous international or local organizations every year. Georgia’s business environment achieved 11th place in World Bank’s Doing Business 2010 Survey when it held 18th place in 2008. But despite these developments, some experts note several negative tendencies in the area of business development.
2010-11-02Total State Control of Money Transfers from Abroad
Money transfers in Georgia soon might give rise to acts of terrorisms. To avoid the acts of terrorism in the country, deputy Tortladze requests universal and daily control of transfers which exceed ten thousand GEL. This initiative is questioned not only by the experts and opposition but the majority party members themselves.
2010-11-01Documents Sacrificed to Stalin’s Statue
What were legal basis for the removal of Stalin’s statue in Gori? Why did the government decide to dismantle the statue at night which was set up while Stalin was still alive? Did the people request it and what are official documents to prove it? We started to collect information about the removal of the statue next day after it was dismantled; the procedures took more than two months.
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