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Interviews

  • World famous game designer gets inspired by Georgian myths
    Inga Popovaite
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    TBILISI, DFWatch--“Amirani is the legendary first Zombie, some worship him. Legend has it that he is the original Prometheus and still chained to the Caucasus Mountains, he brought fire to humans and half life to us. Three Angels made him their ...

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Opinion

  • Freezing the Kremlin's policy
    Lasha Tughushi
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    How Europe should respond to Putin at the Riga Summit Against the backdrop of a rain of bullets, and the rumble of tanks and cannons, Europe is preparing for the Riga Summit in May. Expectations are already low, but one likely positive decision is v...

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Economy

  • ERBD to support female entrepreneurs in Georgiaclothes_market
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERBD) has announced a new 45 million euros program to support women entrepreneurs in eastern European countries including Georgia. The program is called 'Women in Business'...

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Society

  • Woman forced out of her job because she took maternity leaveSAMSUNG
    TBILISI, DFWatch--It is illegal to fire anyone on maternity or paternity leave. It is also illegal to harass someone into quitting their job. But it is not uncommon for a woman to come back to work after a maternity leave, and realise that the empl...

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News

  • Georgian PM appoints more western-oriented new ministersirakli_gharibashvili3
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili named three new ministers on Friday, two of whom are members of the Republican Party, which is regarded as a more western-oriented coalition member. The nominations are made against t...
  • Georgian government relaunches plan to split the Interior Ministrymoduli_building
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Georgian government has announced the start of long-awaited reform of the powerful Interior Ministry. It is formally known as the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), and was created during Saakashvili when the counterintell...
  • Ivanishvili again blames National Bank for Georgia's currency woesbidzina_ivanishvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Businessman and retired politician Bidzina Ivanishvili has again blamed the National Bank for not helping to prevent a drop in the Georgian lari. “I suspect that the National Bank is still acting inadequately,” he told jou...
  • Placebo and Archive will play at Tbilisi Open Air festivalTbilisi open air 2013 - Deep Purple
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The two English bands Placebo and Archive are headliners at this year's Tbilisi Open Air festival, to be held by a lake near the capital July 3 to 7. Tickets sales have started for the festival, which has been organized every y...
  • Georgian team wins women's world chess championshipGeorgia_women_chess_team_2015
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The World Women’s Team Chess Championship 2015 was won by Georgia, with Russia and China in second and third place, respectively. The Georgian team consisted of Bela Khotenashvili, Meri Arabidze, Nino Batsiashvili, Lela Javak...
  • Azerbaijan hosts Saakashvili, rejects Georgia's extradition requestmikheil_saakashvili_ilham_aliyev
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The government in Georgia has asked Azerbaijan to detain ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili during a visit to the neighbor country. Saakashvili has had a meeting with the president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev. According to local ...
  • Georgian PM: Resignations are part of ‘healthy political process’irakli_gharibashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgian PM Irakli Garibashvili says the resignations of two ministers, triggering a new vote of confidence, is a ‘healthy political process.’ There will be no more replacements, he added. A third of the ministers have n...
  • Sports minister resigns, new confidence vote imminent30896_30896_309824__MG_1768
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Seventh minister of Irakli Garibashvili government left on Wednesday that means the PM have to seek approval of the entire cabinet from the parliament. Levan Kipiani, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, announced his resignati...
  • Another minister resigns in Georgiaelguja_khokrishvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The environment minister resigned in Georgia on Tuesday. Elguja Khokrishvili explained that he needs to spend time with his family, which is living abroad. Khokrishvili is the second minister to resign this month, after the min...
  • Georgian government notes falling crime levelMIA_shark
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The crime level want down by more than 15 percent in the first three months of 2015 compared to last year, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). The share of crimes that were solved improved to more than 52 perce...
  • Ivanishvili claims the president has joined the oppositionbidzina_ivanishvili_on_Imedi_TV_2015-01-28_
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Former Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili claims the president he handpicked has in fact become part of the opposition to the government coalition. He said this on his own show 2030 on GDS, a TV channel belonging to hi...
  • The lords of the streets and their big black carsPhoto from the campaign
    Photo from the campaign
    In western Europe, people in cities opt for small, economy class cars. But Tbilisi is clogged with huge SUVs, which are more suitable for off-road travels than for daily home-work-home commute.  And with big cars, come omnipotent drivers. They ...
  • Ivanishvili slams NGO's head and president's adviserBidzina Ivanishvili
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    Tbilisi, DFWatch - During his TV talk show, former prime minister, Bidzina Ivanishvili, once again slammed the head of a local NGO and the president's adviser, accusing them of following the political agenda of the United National Movement. The ...
  • Georgian parliament to discuss low lari rate againzurab_tkemaladze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Parliament in Georgia is calling on the group of economy ministers to explain themselves again about the falling currency rate, but the finance minister claims the drop in the lari's value is only temporary. The value of the Ge...

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