Levan Vepkhvadze

Debate: Minorities and local government reform in Georgia

By | March 20th, 2014|Categories: Minorities, News|Tags: , , |

Journalist Rusiko Machaidze, Zaur Khalilov from Civil Integration Fund and Levan Vepkhvadze of the Christian-Democratic Movement.  (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–On March 14 , DFWatch.net organized a discussion about ethnic minorities’ participation problems in pre-election process. The non-parliamentary opposition and representatives of NGOs working with minority rights participated […]

Georgian opposition parties call ruling coalition undemocratic

By | March 10th, 2014|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Nino Burjanadze, leader of Democratic Movement, is one of the signatories of the statement. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Political parties not represented in parliament accuse the government of making one-sided decisions in relation to the Election Code. The opposition parties accuse the governing Georgian Dream coalition of anti-democratic actions when it last week […]

Language barrier prevents minorities from going into politics

By | December 30th, 2013|Categories: Minorities, News|Tags: , , , , |

Rusiko Machaidze, Agit Mirzoev, Tina Ghogheliani, Manana Nachkebia and Levan Vepkhvadze. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Participants at a round table discussion organized by DF Watch said lack of language skills is preventing ethnic minorities from engaging in politics in Georgia. The discussion was held on December 28, and the topic was what obstacles there are […]

What can we expect from Westerwelle’s visit?

By | March 13th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , |

We have bad experience with a German Foreign Minister’s visits to Georgia. Former Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Georgia several weeks before the August war in 2008. He brought along a map with several points for how to solve the Abkhazian conflict. […]

Waiting for Saakashvili’s state of the nation speech

By | February 28th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

It’s already the fourth year that I am a member of parliament, and for the fourth time I have to listen to the Georgian president in the Georgian parliament; listen to his promises and views, in what in the constitution is called “report about the country’s […]

Opposition wants debate about 10 point plan

By | November 16th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch - Just as the government is getting ready for a nationwide tour to promote its new ten point plan for developing the country, the opposition Christian Democrats say the plan should first be discussed in parliament. “Parliament is a place, where the main positions should be heard, especially when it comes to issues like [...]