Posts by Nino Evgenidze:

Opinion

Eurasian Customs Union Crawling Closer to Georgia

by | Jan 2

In 2015 Armenia became a full-fledged member of the Russian-led Eurasian Customs Union (ECU). Georgia, on the other hand signed Association Agreement (AA) and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area Agreement (DCFTA) with the European Union.

Opinion

Georgia’s economic growth and budgetary indicators

by | Jun 3

In comparison with 2013, current year began with better economic indicators. In particular, high growth rate was observed in January, February and March – with 7,4 percent quarter average. However, April saw a decrease to 2,7 percent. One of the factors that ensured

Opinion

Why ‘no’ to the Eurasian Customs Union

by | Oct 19

“The Eurasian Customs Union in the framework of Eurasian Economic Development” – the name of this union mainly has an economic connotation to it. However, everyone agrees that its main goal is political. Spheres of competence of the union prove this argument:

Opinion

The price of the state

by | Sep 30

Everyone demands something from the state budget: pensioners - increased pensions, public sector employees - higher salaries, socially needed – adequate social assistance, everyone else – free healthcare, education, etc. Not many of them realize that there is no

Opinion

What pension model should Georgia have?

by | Aug 19

We often hear pre-election promises of various political parties that envisage increasing pensions to equal the subsistence minimum. Such promises enjoy a positive reaction from society, however the necessity of a pension reform in the country is underestimated and is

Opinion

The Role of Fiscal Policy in Economic Growth

by | Jul 18

During the planning process of the state budget, a 6% real economic growth was predicted; however the civil society and political circles are questioning the feasibility of achieving 6% growth rate and performance of the planned budgetary revenues. According to the

Opinion

Land Market in Georgia – Threats and Challenges

by | Apr 22

It has been 20 years since the country’s independence, but 70% of the land in Georgia is still unregistered; fragmented land parcels impose another problem to the individuals, thus hinders their commercialization process; the land market in the country

Opinion

Elite Corruption and Government Pressure on Business in Georgia

by | Dec 27

Elite corruption directly affects the economic development of a country. There are a number of studies, including publications by the World Bank, which prove the interdependence between the size of the unobserved economy and corruption in a country. Moreover,

Opinion

Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Georgia

by | Apr 24

In 2011, within the framework of the Eurasia Partnership Foundation’s European Integration Program, a report: Implementation of European Neighborhood Policy Action Plan (ENP AP) for 2011 in Georgia: Assessment of Civil Society Representatives was prepared. Economic

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