Gogi Topadze

Republican Party will remain part of GD coalition

By | March 4th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Davit Usupashvili (IPN) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Republican Party will remain in the Georgian Dream coalition, Speaker of Parliament Davit Usupashvili said Thursday after meeting Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili. The reason for the meeting was a recent statement by the prime minister […]

Prime minister seeks to calm feud within ruling coalition

By | March 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Giorgi Kvirikashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian prime minister sought to calm down a feud within his coalition on Thursday, detailing his views in a statement posted on Facebook. Gogi Topadze, leader of the coalition partner the Industrialists, accused the defense minister of having […]

Georgia’s by-election last October to be investigated for fraud

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

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Prosecutor General’s Office in Georgia has launched an investigation two weeks after allegations were put forth by a member of parliament about election fraud in last year’s by-election in Sagarejo in eastern Georgia. Gogi Topadze, leader […]

Topadze’s use of Down’s syndrome as term of abuse stuns parliament

By | February 4th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Gogi Topadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A Georgian parliament member Wednesday used Down’s syndrome as a term of abuse. Gogi Topadze, previously known for his praise of Stalin a few months ago, claimed that the president in his national address compared the Georgian […]

Georgian Stalin admirer quits as member of parliament

By | November 10th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: |

Gogi Topadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–An MP from the ruling coalition who was recently criticized for praising Joseph Stalin, announced that he plans to resign as member of parliament after a draft bill he proposed has been discussed. Gogi Topadze from the Industrialists […]

Georgian parliament member praises Stalin

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

Gogi Topadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A member of parliament from the ruling Georgian Dream coalition Monday evening openly praised Joseph Stalin and called him ‘the greatest Georgian’ of the 20th century. Gogi Topadze, leader of the Industrialists Party, met Giorgi Kandelaki, […]

Tbilisi NGOs launch petition against GD member’s ‘anti-Western statements’

By | March 21st, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Gogi Topadze, the target of the NGOs’ criticism. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Some of the most influential non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Georgia on Friday launched a petition against anti-western statements recently made by members of the ruling coalition. A few days ago, a businessman who is leader […]

Georgian govt coalition party: ‘Joining NATO now may bring problems’

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

Gogi Topadze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The leader of a party that is member of the ruling coalition says that joining NATO doesn’t have to be a priority for Georgia, because the alliance doesn’t plan to accept Georgia and it may also bring problems for the country to join NATO now. […]

Georgia may revise taxation on some imported goods

By | March 11th, 2014|Categories: Economy, News|Tags: , |

Gogi Topadze, one of the parliamentarians who authored the bill. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia may change the rules for VAT taxation and abolish advantages for importers of certain categories of goods. Parliament has started reviewing the draft, but the National Movement criticizes it and says they believe members of the ruling […]