Monthly Archives: January 2024

Major reshuffle in Georgian politics: PM trades seat with ruling party chairman

By | January 29th, 2024|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , |

Irakli Garibashvili (right) and Irakli Kobakhidze ( TBILISI, DFWatch–After Georgian Dream founder Bidzina Ivanishvili returned to public politics in late December, everyone in Georgia expected major upheavals in the government, although only a small number of commentators predicted dismissal of the prime minister. However, this became clear on Sunday, when the pro-government TV company Imedi reported [...]

Over 700 people detained for crossing ‘border with Georgia’ in 2023: Abkhaz de facto authorities

By | January 23rd, 2024|Categories: Conflict news|Tags: , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–More than 700 people were detained on charges of crossing the de facto border between Abkhazia and Georgia in 2023, states security service of the breakaway Abkhazia. Most of them were punished administratively, and criminal prosecution was started against 15. According to the Sokhumi regime government, only 30 of these "crimes" are related to smuggling. [...]

The Dutch low-cost carrier starts flights from Tbilisi to Amsterdam in April

By | January 22nd, 2024|Categories: Economy|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Dutch low-cost airline, Transavia, is starting to operate in the Georgian market. Tickets can currently be purchased on the company's website for flights from late April. During the summer navigation season of 2024, the airline will fly in the Amsterdam-Tbilisi-Amsterdam direction. However, the company has a connection service, through which it is possible to fly [...]