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  • Georgian PM criticizes NGOs for being biasedirakli_gharibashvili_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili on Monday criticized non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for not being objective. He said during a meeting with students that it is important for democracy to have a strong, objective and u...

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Economy

  • Georgia sees sharp drop in foreign investmentspoti
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The amount of direct foreign investments in Georgia in the second quarter of 2014 was USD 151 million; significantly lower than in the same period last year. This is down 27% compared to in the second quarter of 2013, when ther...

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News

  • Students at TSU protest against 'low level of education'Art Academy protest 2014-09-06
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Students protested on Tuesday against the level of education at Tbilisi State University. Some of the students left the hall whistling after meeting the rector and the administration of the department for social and political s...
  • Split widened between Georgia's president and governmentGiorgi_Margvelashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The conflict between the Georgian president and the government soured even more on Wednesday after the TV company Rustavi 2 exposed private correspondence between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the president’s administratio...
  • Tbilisi's 'gypsy market' destroyed by firegypsy_market
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A fire destroyed the ‘gypsy market’ in Tbilisi on Tuesday. Vendors claim the fire was started deliberately. About 2500 square meters was burned. Vendors say they think the fire was started in order to get rid of them and build ...
  • Georgian lawmakers plan to introduce language tests in public sectorsession-hall-parliament-2012-10-21
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Georgian parliament has begun discussing a draft bill which will require all public employees to pass a language test to prove that they know either the Georgian or Abkhazian language. The latter is also an official languag...
  • Tbilisi mayor says former government squandered city's moneydavit narmania
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Tbilisi mayor says the city must tighten its belt, because the National Movement, which ruled the city for a decade, left 'the worst budget ever'. Newly elected Mayor Davit Narmania from the Georgian Dream Coalition said on...
  • Fired Georgian tourism official says he was pressured by the Churchgiorgi sigua
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The former head of Georgia’s National Tourism Administration has said that the Georgian Orthodox Church demanded that he cancel a music festival shortly before he was sacked. Giorgi Sigua was one of those who helped organize ...
  • Vatican official is visiting Georgiadominique_mamberti
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States, is visiting Georgia September 13-16. The Vatican’s Section for Relations with States corresponds to the foreign ministry of civil government...
  • U.S. to strengthen its military cooperation with Georgiachuch_hagel
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The United States is strengthening its military cooperation with Georgia and several non NATO-member states on the background of events in Ukraine. US is a strategic partner of Georgia and supports its North-Atlantic integratio...
  • Music festival KaZantip to be held in Georgia in 2015Kazantip_colors
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Organizers of KaZantip are determined to hold the electronic music festival in Georgia next year too, despite low visitor numbers last month. But the condition is that the government allows the festival site in Anaklia to be us...
  • Georgian president cancels New York trip due to resistancegiorgi_margvelashvili_Cropped
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili has canceled a planned trip to New York to attend the UN climate change summit, after weeks of squabbling with the government about who should represent the country. The decision comes a...
  • Georgian businessman Ivanishvili criticizes presidentbidzina_ivanishvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--In a rare interview, former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili has criticized President Giorgi Margvelashvili for harming the country’s image. Ivanishvili left politics after the presidential election in October, 2013. He sai...
  • Building of gigantic hydro power dam may be postponedkhudoni_demonstration_2013-12-08
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The building of a controversial hydropower dam in a mountainous region of Georgia may be further postponed, if the company behind it fails to submit the required documents in time. The planned Khudoni hydropower project is loc...
  • New wave of frequent police searches in Georgiapoliceman
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Over a year after a wave of complaints about frequent police searches in the streets, new reports are coming in of the same problem. People are being stopped and searched by the police in the streets.  During one such raid, a ...
  • Georgian victim of Ukraine war brought homefuneral Arsen  Beridze 2014-09-08
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The body of a Georgian who died a few days ago in a bomb explosion in Ukraine's Donetsk region arrived in Georgia on Monday. Arsen Beridze, 23, from Adjara region, had been living in Ukraine with his family for the past 12 year...

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Minorities

  • Discussion: Reasons for instances of religious intoleranceZaur Khalilov_Beka Mindiashvili_ Giorgi Gotsiridze _
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A few days ago, in a town on Georgia’s Black Sea coast, local Orthodox Christians hung a pig’s head on the entrance to a Muslim madrasa school which was to be opened in few days, insulting the religious feelings of Muslims. ...
  • Turkish religious official visiting Georgiamosque
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A Turkish public official who is visiting Georgia says he hopes there will be built new mosques in Batumi and Akhaltsikhe. Mehmet Görmez,President of the Presidency of Religious Affairs of Turkey, arrived on Friday on his firs...

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