Society
Terrifying car crash in Tbilisi street
16 April, 2014
A terrifying car crash was captured by a surveillance camera in Tbilisi, near the “Tegeta Motors” office. The driver of a car moving at a high speed failed to handle the wheel, lost control of the car
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Amazing stained glass hallway in 19th century house in Tbilisi
16 April, 2014
The house at Bethlehem Street is one of the few buildings in Tbilisi that has a stained-glass hallway.
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Plant a Tree together with “Kviris Palitra”
14 April, 2014
“Plant a Tree Together” – this large-scale environmental project belongs to “Kviris Palitra”.
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Garbage on the way to the ancient Jvari Monastery
14 April, 2014
Near Mtskheta, the road between Tsimamuri and Jvari Monastery, the segment leading right up to the ancient church, is littered with plastic bags
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‘We often hear about rights of the minorities, but who will protect the majority?’ – Illia II
14 April, 2014
“We often hear that rights of the minorities should be protected, but let us think for a moment: who will protect the majority?”
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Orthodox Church celebrates Palm Sunday today
13 April, 2014
Orthodox Church marks Palm Sunday – Glorious Enter of Jesus to Jerusalem today. The day is celebrated on the sixth Sunday of Lent.
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“Dimitri Tsintsadze Fund” allocated 600 000 GEL for ill children
12 April, 2014
Over the course of a year, around 600 000 GEL were allocated to beneficiaries of the “Dimitri Tsintsadze Fund”.
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Badri Patarkatsishvili and Niko Lekishvili emotionally sing about Tbilisi
12 April, 2014
A video depicting Badri Patarkatsishvili and Niko Lekishvili very emotionally performing a well-known Georgian song has recently gone
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Cars parked on bus stops in Tbilisi
11 April, 2014
Parking zones for passenger cars on Gogebashvili Street are located right in front of bus stops. Therefore, the area in front of bus stops is almost constantly blocked
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Sesilia Takaishvili appeared in the Pink Floyd music video
10 April, 2014
In a music video for the song ”Money” by the legendary band “Pink Floyd” (from the album “The Dark Side Of The Moon”)
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Also on the Web
The US supports granting the Membership Action Plan (MAP) to Georgia at the NATO Summit in Wales in September. However, Victoria Nuland, the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs stresses there is no consensus within the allies on the issue. “Georgians are well aware that there is no consensus in the Alliance and that they have work to do to convince, particularly some of our western European allies, of their worthiness for the MAP,” Nuland stated.
Interview with Grigol Vashadze, ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs

Grigol Vashadze, ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs spoke with us about the foreign course of Georgia, and threats and challenges country faces. Q. – Mr. Vashadze, you were one of the organizers of the action – No to Collaborationism. Who is the addressee of this No?
CEU Alumni Get Together

On 10 April at 7 pm at the Hungarian Embassy, Ambassador Sandor Szabo hosted the graduates of the Central European University (CEU) from the past 20 years. The President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili was the most honorable guest, together with representatives of diplomatic corps, as well as the alumni themselves.
The Hungarian Ambassador to Georgia, Mr. Sandor Szabo, noted that currently 243 CEU alumni live in Georgia. ”It is in particular a great honor for me today to welcome His Excellency Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia, on these few hundred square meter of Hungarian territory, who himself graduated from the Central European University during the last academic year held in Prague in 1993-1994,” Noted the Hungarian diplomat.
Roman Fin’s address to the Georgian people

Georgia is facing a deadly threat. Georgian Dream, the coalition that came to power, did not manage to put an end to the Saakashvili’s regime and arrest the culprits (they were given freedom). In 2012, after losing the elections, with the help of American and European globalist forces they began preparing for revenge and again usurping the power. They have no chance to achieve it through democratic elections because their real rating is no more than 7-9%. The people even wanted early elections in order to get rid of the disproportionately inflated 45% representation that doesn’t correspond to their real, deteriorating popularity, considering the people’s hatred towards them. Accordingly, the only way for the Nationals to come back is to usurp the power. The West undoubtedly supports Saakashvili – they intend to restore his rule. If we consider the historical experience of staging colored revolutions, it won’t be difficult at all. The Nationals are openly speaking about the future Maidan.
A special group will work on the issue of the Board of Trustees of the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). The group will try to solve the deadlock created around the GPB board after the verdict of the Constitutional Court. Majority member Eliso Chapidze claims that the court made a decision that would disturb the reform of the Public Broadcaster. Last year the Parliament amended the Law on Broadcasting, introducing a new rule for the formation of the Board of Trustees of GPB. The new rule envisaged pre-term termination of the authority of seven current members of the Board from January 2014. In December 2013 however, six members of the board filed a lawsuit with the Constitutional Court arguing that the termination of their authority was illegal and unconstitutional.
ll state funds of Georgia will be united soon under a new financial institution which will focus on financing big projects that are important to the state. Ex-Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili had already announced creation of a state development bank on the basis of the unification of all state funds. However, the authorities are not certain so far whether or not the new institution will be named as a bank or will remain a fund, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia said. Officials cannot provide precise details of the new institution until the project is completed.
Employees of 42 freight carriers operating in Poti Port of Georgia started a warning strike on 4 April to protest the monopolist position of APM Terminals, which owns and operates Poti Port. The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia promised to clear the situation to satisfy all sides, however, no solution was drawn as of yet. The strike halted Poti Port working process for 2 hours, however, this was just a warning for larger protests to come soon if APM Terminals, which owns and manages the Poti Port together with its adjacent Poti Free Industrial Zone, does not stop the monopolist practice that poses threats to all 42 logistic companies based in Poti to go bankrupt and leave their 5 000 employees jobless.
Share of agriculture loans has increased more than five-fold from GEL 59 million to GEL 318 million in loan portfolio of the Georgian banking sector within a year, the Georgian government reported on 10 April. This is a result of the state-initiated Preferential Agro-Credit Project that started on 27 March 2013 and implies state co-financing of banking credits for farmers and agriculture related enterprises in order to boost the sluggish agriculture sector of Georgia.
The funding scheme of the Public Service Halls deployed throughout Georgia since 2011 - 2012 poses questions about corruption deals or state pressure on businesses. This is the message sent early this April by a recent report of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) that studied financing of 12 Public Service Halls (PSHs) mushrooming within a year and a half in the country as a part of one of the most acclaimed public reforms carried out by the previous authorities. According to the report, the private sector financed 4.2% of the construction works voluntarily.
The Crimea crisis is expected to divert the tourist inflow from Ukraine to Georgia this summer. Ukrainian media has already reported that the cruise season will fail in Crimea this year since a large number of cruise ships and lines have canceled their routes to the ports of Yalta and Sevastopol. These ports will very likely be shifted to ports in Georgia, Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria.
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