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Georgian president refuses to move out of Saakashvili’s palace

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

President Giorgi Margvelashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian government wants the president to move out of the presidential palace and move into the building they have refurbished for him, but the administration of president once again refused to move into the new residence. […]

New showdown over location of presidential palace

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

Atoneli Palace ( TBILISI, DFWatch–Refurbishment work in a building intended as a new presidential palace is now finished and this has sparked a new round of bickering between the president and the government.  The minister of regional development and infrastructure stated during […]

Georgian president defends decision to use lavish palace

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

The presidential palace lies on a hill overlooking Tbilisi. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili last year thought the presidential palace was too luxurious for him to use, but now he defends his decision to make it his place of work. In the presidential election campaign in October, 2013, Margvelashvili […]

What did Ivanishvili criticize the Georgian president for?

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

Bidzina Ivanishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili refrained from commenting on criticism from ex-Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili beyond saying it is ‘painful’. In a TV interview, Ivanishvili said Margvelashvili revealed completely different features after the […]

Georgian president holds first event at disputed residence

By | March 15th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The president’s residence in Avlabari, Tbilisi. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Giorgi Margvelashvili met with ambassadors at the president’s residence in Tbilisi, which has been nonoperational after Saakashvili left office in October, 2013. In a ceremony in the Avlabari residence, President Margvelashvili received […]

Energy Ministry claims Saakashvili’s palace stole gas

By | January 18th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The presidential residence in Avlabari, Tbilisi. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The government in Georgia has discovered that the palace Mikheil Saakashvili used as official residence for many years had a gas pipe installed which made it able to consume gas illegally without a counter. The glass domed presidential residence towers […]

Georgian president will not use official residences

By | January 1st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

President Giorgi Margvelashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili says he has decided not to use any of the presidential residences. He claims that none of the government officials have purchased luxurious cars or other objects by state money. A few days ago, questions […]

Saakashvili gives Hillary Clinton the Golden Fleece award

By | November 17th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Guards began letting in people in groups of 30, but later let visitors enter the presidential palace freely. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili has awarded former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the Golden Fleece award. Saakashvili is leaving office on Sunday, and in a flurry of activity handed out awards and distinctions to more than a thousand people. […]

Georgia’s presidential palace building to become university

By | November 4th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

The presidential palace in Avlabari, Tbilisi. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The new government plans to open a Georgian-American technical university in the building in Avlabari, Tbilisi, which today is used as presidential palace. The palace which lies on a cliff above the capital was built a few years ago, and still […]

Georgia to make US embassy into presidential residence

By | July 19th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

The current presidential palace is controversial. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The government in Georgia is considering using the former US embassy in Tbilisi as presidential residence after the election on October 27. It’s unclear what would happen to the current presidential residence in Avlabari in the old part of Tbilisi. […]