Fire devastates vineyards and hazelnut gardens in Kakheti

By | August 29th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(ipn) TBILISI, DFWatch–Fire devastated 50 hectares of agricultural land in the vicinity of Akhalsopeli, a village in Kvareli Municipality, Kakheti. 5 hectares of vineyards and hazelnut gardens had been almost totally destroyed, while in other areas the damage was not so serious, […]

Goodbye, Narmania! UNM begins no-confidence proceedings against mayor

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

One of several popular Instagram cartoons poking fun at Mayor Davit Narmania. The title says “Son of a donkey, a monkey” TBILISI, DFWatch --The National Movement faction in Tbilisi City Council initiated a motion of no-confidence against Mayor Davit Narmania on Thursday, following protests against a controversial tree-felling to make room for two new apartment blocks. "Today we officially [...]

Tbilisi Ugly Walk – Green activist group against disfeaturing city’s urban image

By | May 30th, 2016|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , , |

Irakli Zhvania (center), Iare Pekhit activists and guests (DFWatch) Tbilisi, DFWatch – About thirty people, Tbilisians as well as number of foreigners, gathered on Sunday to take an unusual tour of the capital – Tbilisi Ugly Walk – which was aimed at exposing the city’s recent architectural history with three different political periods – ‘Shevardnadze Era’ (1993-2003), ‘Saakashvili Era’ (2003-2012) and ‘Ivanishvili Era” (2012 to present). […]

Tbilisi treaty, part 2 – 35 years later

By | September 10th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – In Tbilisi on Friday, representatives of 103 countries adopted an agreement on environmental protection education. The treaty outlines what both countries and international organizations can do. It is a continuation of a treaty also signed in […]

Georgia’s environment minister resigns

By | September 1st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s environment minister has resigned in order to stand for election for the National Movement party. George Khachidze, who was appointed to the post in 2008, today announced on his Facebook page that he has resigned in order to become a member […]