Bidzina Ivanishvili and NGOs

Responsibility, not informal influence

By | August 7th, 2015|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

(DF Watch.) Georgia’s greatest obstacle to becoming a European democracy is the persistence of an informal system of political governance. Though most welcomed the change of government in 2012, the signs were there early on: When then Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili […]

Ivanishvili criticizes president for postponing ministers’ appointments

By | May 4th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Bidzina Ivanishvili. (GDS.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Ex-Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili again criticized the president and leading NGOs on Sunday, on the talk show 2030, aired on his son Bera’s TV channel GDS. The program was first broadcast a few weeks ago. Ivanishvili has since used […]

Ivanishvili claims the president has joined the opposition

By | April 28th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |

Bidzina Ivanishvili. (Imedi.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Former Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili claims the president he handpicked has in fact become part of the opposition to the government coalition. He said this on his own show 2030 on GDS, a TV channel belonging to his rapper son Bera. […]

Ivanishvili slams NGO’s head and president’s adviser

By | April 27th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Bidzina Ivanishvili Tbilisi, DFWatch – During his TV talk show, former prime minister, Bidzina Ivanishvili, once again slammed the head of a local NGO and the president’s adviser, accusing them of following the political agenda of the United National Movement. […]

Georgian PM downplays Ivanishvili’s criticism of NGO leaders

By | February 3rd, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian prime minister on Monday downplayed criticism of three NGO leaders by businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili last week. The billionaire who created the coalition now in power said in a TV interview that an organization he runs is working […]

Ivanishvili on collision course with the U.S. on role of NGOs

By | January 30th, 2015|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , , |

Bidzina Ivanishvili is preparing a report about three NGO activists. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The godfather of the government in Georgia, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, was rebuked by the US ambassador Thursday after criticizing three of the most influential NGO leaders in the country. In a long TV interview on one of the national TV […]

Some NGOs ready to cooperate with Ivanishvili

By | November 8th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch - Some of the Georgian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are ready for a political partnership with the billionaire turned opposition leader who is the main threat against incumbent president Mikheil Saakashvili's rule. On Monday November 7 tens of Tbilisi based NGOs met with Bidzina Ivanishvili, answering his invitation. The meeting lasted for two hours and [...]