Georgia marked on February 26 one year since the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus. Civil.Ge offers a brief summary of one of the most challenging years in numbers.A year after revealing its first case, Georgia proper had confirmed a total of 270,137 cases, of which 264,047 recovered (97% of the infected persons), while […]
Georgia marked on February 26 one year since the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus. Civil.Ge offers a brief summary of one of the most challenging years in numbers.A year after revealing its first case, Georgia proper had confirmed a total of 270,137 cases, of which 264,047 recovered (97% of the infected persons), while […]
Fitch, a global credit rating agency affirmed Georgia at ‘BB’ rating, with a negative outlook, as the COVID-19 pandemic is “causing a sharp contraction” of the country’s “small open economy with a large tourism sector.”The rating agency said on February 12 that Georgia’s “consistent and credible policy framework” is offset by a high share of […]
Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani hosted new Armenian Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian in the wine-rich Kakheti region’s Tsinandali estate yesterday. At the unofficial meeting, the parties hailed “close friendly ties” between the two countries.According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, the two ministers discussed the regional situation and underlined the need for long-lasting stability.In […]
Georgian Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani concluded his January 17-20 working visit to Madrid, where he attended the 113th session of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization, which reelected Georgian candidate Zurab Pololikashvili as its head.During his visit to the Spanish capital, FM Zalkaliani also held meetings with his counterpart, Minister of Foreign Affairs, […]
Zurab Pololikashvili, incumbent Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization, has been reappointed on January 19 for the period of 2022-2025.Pololikashvili, who was nominated by Georgia, won 76% of the secret vote at the 113th session of the UNWTO Executive Council against Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, candidate of the Kingdom of Bahrain.The […]
In a lengthy interview with the Georgian edition of the Entrepreneur magazine, published on January 11, Bidzina Ivanishvili, former ruling party chair who had freshly announced his departure from politics, spoke about his ongoing and intended charitable activities.The interview came, as the news broke that some significant assets were passed December 30 and 31, 2020 […]
Bidizna Ivanishvili. Photo: facebook.com/GeorgianDreamOfficialThe ruling Georgian Dream party chairman and founder Bidzina Ivanishvili’s January 11 announcement about quitting the party chairmanship, the party itself and politics “for good” received mixed assessments from Georgian politicians.Below is a compilation of some of the reactions.“Throughout last years, Bidzina Ivanishvili was the creator of Georgian politics and its determining […]
by Giga ChikhladzeTbilisi – Gonio – TbilisiFormerly inaccessible security area near the state border with Turkey in Adjara Autonomous Republic becomes increasingly attractive to the tourists. However, the vestiges of the past and the current economic policy of the autonomy could be undermining private entrepreneurship and increased profits for the locals.…1960s, Adjara Autonomous Republic is […]
(Tbilisi, December 24, 2002. Civil Georgia) -Georgia’s Special Affairs Minister Malkhaz Kakabadze told the reporters today that the visit of the representatives of the Moscow Mayor’s Office in breakaway Abkhazia was not agreed with the Georgian side.Russian delegation visited Abkhaz capital Sokhumi on December 20-24 and held talks with the unrecognized Abkhaz authorities on cooperation […]