Monthly Archives: May 2020

Amid optimistic figures Georgia starts reopening restaurants, malls, public transportation

By | May 27th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(Imedinews.ge) Georgia will scale down most of restrictions imposed in February and March, including public transportation, shopping malls and even cafes and restaurants, PM Giorgi Gakharia said Wednesday. Public transportation, including metro, buses and minibuses, will resume operating on Friday, while intercity travel will reopen on June 8. People shall wear medical face masks [...]

Covid-19 bill sparks controversy in Georgia

By | May 19th, 2020|Categories: Brief|Tags: , |

(Parliament.ge) A bill drafted by Georgian Dream MPs sparked a heated debate in the parliament Tuesday, with the opposition accusing the government of curtailing certain freedoms, including freedom of movement and freedom of assembly, i.e. holding protest rallies. The opposition suspects delivering additional rights to government may be abused in order to suppress critical [...]

Two Georgian opposition politicians released from prison, threw scathing remarks towards Ivanishvili

By | May 15th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(IPN.) Embattled Georgian Dream admitted a major concession on Friday when President Salome Zurabishvili pardoned two opposition politicians. The two, former Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava and ex-Minister of Defense Irakli Okruashvili were soon released and immediately hailed Bidzina Ivanishvili, the GD leader, with scathing remarks. "The only easy promise that Ivanishvili made was to [...]

Electoral reform in deadlock, opposition threatens resuming rallies in Georgia

By | May 13th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

(Newposts.ge) Political conflict in Georgia over electoral reform has escalated again amid disagreement between the government and main opposition forces, as the latter accuses the Georgian Dream of renouncing an agreement struck in March 8. The tension is so high some opposition politicians threaten to resume protest rallies despite Covid 19 restrictions. In particular, [...]

Georgia plans to establish special safe zones for tourists, reopens for international visitors by July 1

By | May 7th, 2020|Categories: Brief|Tags: , , , , , |

Giorgi Gakharia (Imedinews photo). Georgia gradually scales down restrictions imposed due to Covid 19 outbreak in order to reopen its embattled tourism industry and pledges to establish special Covid-free zones in several mountainous resorts across the country. "Georgia can allocate Covid-free tourist zones. These could be Tskaltubo, Gudauri, Sairme, Abastumani, Borjomi and many more,” [...]