2013 budget

Ivanishvili’s election promises considered unrealistic

By | December 13th, 2012|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The new government’s proposed budget is in some regards unrealistic, according to a new report. Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) presented the report Analysis and Recommendations on 2013 year Draft Budget of Georgia on Tuesday. […]

Revised 2013 budget presented

By | December 9th, 2012|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The new government in Georgia has presented a 2013 budget of USD 5.3 billion. USD 4.4 billion of this is expenditure. The revised budget comes as a result of consultations after critical remarks by members of parliament, and the new […]

Ivanishvili defends cuts in Saakashvili’s lifestyle

By | November 29th, 2012|Categories: Elections '12-'13, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgia spends nearly USD 85 000 per day on its president, while the minimum amount of pension is USD 60 a month. Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili said it on Wednesday as his government was discussing the 2013 draft budget, and the comment […]

Why Ivanishvili cut 93% of Security Council’s funding

By | November 20th, 2012|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgia’s Security Council, which is a body subordinate to the president, cannot prove what it has spent USD 13.8 million on. This is why new the government cut its financing by the same amount in next year’s draft budget. Georgia’s 2013 draft […]

2013 budget to focus on the social dimension

By | November 15th, 2012|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Georgia’s new government has now detailed what its priorities are by presenting a budget for next year of 7.34 billion lari, or USD 4.42 billion, which is USD 335 million more than this year’s budget. According to the 2013 budget bill, the […]

Ivanishvili practically shuts down Georgia’s Security Council

By | November 6th, 2012|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — One of the controversial cuts Prime Minister Ivanishvili wants to make in next year’s budget is to reduce funding for Georgia’s National Security Council – which had a central role in protecting the country in the 2008 war – from USD 15 million […]