Lawyer’s group asks Georgian government to disclose Gazprom deal

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: Security|Tags: , |

Sulkhan Saladze, project coordinator in Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association. (Imedi.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A group of lawyers in the former Soviet republic Georgia calls on the government to disclose a controversial deal it recently struck with the Russian-owned energy giant Gazprom over switching monetized payments for transiting Russian gas to Armenia. […]

Gazprom deal threatens Georgia’s fundamental interests, president warns

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Economy|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili views a controversial deal recently struck between the Georgian government and the Russian-owned energy giant Gazprom as less favorable than the previous agreement, and ‘harmful’ to the political and economic […]

Gazprom to switch to monetary transit fee for using Georgia pipeline

By | January 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Anti-Gazprom demonstration in Tbilisi March, 2016. (DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia has agreed to less favourable conditions for allowing its territory to be used by Russian energy giant Gazprom to transit natural gas to Armenia. The resulting deal is is expected to be met with harsh criticism from the opposition and local energy experts. […]

Georgia leaves gas transit agreement with Gazprom unchanged

By | April 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia has renewed an agreement with Gazprom which means the country will continue to receive 10% of natural gas transiting through to Armenia. Gazprom has sent the text of the agreement to the Georgian Ministry of Energy, […]

Georgia aims to maintain 10% share of Gazprom natural gas transit

By | March 31st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Anti-Gazprom demonstration in Tbilisi in March, 2016. (DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia has offered Gazprom to continue the transit of natural gas to Armenia. under the same conditions as before. The details of the offers are not known, but the negotiations between the Georgian government and Gazprom will finish […]

Anti-Russian protest gathers thousands in Tbilisi

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Several thousand people joined the National Movement on Sunday in a protest against the Georgian government’s negotiations with Gazprom. People formed a 7 km long human chain from the government office to the former Russian embassy […]

Georgia’s negotiations with Gazprom continuing while critics protest

By | January 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A meeting between Georgian Energy Minister Kakhi Kaladze and director of Gazprom Export Elena Burmistrova in Switzerland on December 27 has reignited a debate about Russian influence. It became known in late September […]

Anti-Gazprom rally outside Ivanishvili’s residence

By | November 19th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili’s residence in Tbilisi was Wednesday besieged by protesters opposed to the government’s negotiations with the Russian company Gazprom. In September, the Energy Minister revealed that there have been […]

Journalist detained for putting up poster mocking Ivanishvili

By | October 16th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(Facebook.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Police in Georgia on Friday detained an opposition-leaning journalist for putting up a poster mocking billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili. Tamar Chergoleishvili, founder of a television company strongly supportive of the National Movement, was detained with two others as they stuck a poster on […]