reserve funds

Check-in-Georgia kicks off April 24, nationwide series of concerts

By | April 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A nationwide music festival titled Check-in-Georgia will kick off in Tbilisi on April 24. The 35 concerts and festivals around the country will feature Robbie Williams, Maroon 5 and José Carreras. The festival, […]

String of concerts planned in election year, including Robbie Williams

By | March 18th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–As the parliamentary election draws nearer, Georgia’s Culture Ministry is planning a string of concerts, beginning in April, which will feature world famous musicians. Negotiations have been launched with Robbie Williams and Eros Rammazotti. […]

Georgian Orthodox Church given USD 185,000 from govt reserve fund

By | January 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A day after assuming office, Georgia’s new prime minister gave the Orthodox Church half a million laris from the government’s emergency reserve fund, it emerged on Friday. The Patriarchate of Georgia received 450,000 laris (more than USD 185,000) […]

Construction work starts on new children’s hospice in Tbilisi

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

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Construction work began Saturday in the north of Tbilisi on what will become in Georgia’s first palliative care center for children. The initiators of the new hospice marked the start of construction work in the village Dighomi, a Tbilisi suburb. […]

New children’s hospice to be opened in Tbilisi

By | May 29th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

(OSGF.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A new children’s hospice will be opened in Tbilisi, a joint project between Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF), the medical corporation EVEX and the president’s reserve fund. The hospice will open in the end of 2016 […]

The “two truths” about the reserve funds

By | November 8th, 2013|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

Sulkhan Saladze is project coordinator at Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association. Since some days after the 2013 presidential elections, much has been said about the millions spent from the President’s Reserve Fund. Representatives of the ruling Georgian Dream Coalition allege that funds from the President’s Reserve Fund were spent for party […]

President’s reserve fund cut to half

By | November 6th, 2013|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , |

Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The president’s reserve fund will be cut from USD 30 million to 15 million for next year. Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri said Wednesday that two months before the end of the year, the president’s reserve fund is empty. He said the president spent […]

The reserve funds should be regulated

By | April 9th, 2013|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

Sulkhan Saladze is project coordinator at Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association. On March 4, 2012, Georgian media outlets reported that the President of Georgia was opening a summer theatre in Batumi. Had it happened before the 2012 parliamentary elections, there would have been nothing unusual about it, but in fact it was […]

Georgia’s reserve funds lacked transparency

By | December 19th, 2012|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — A new survey shows that the least transparent issue during recent years has been the spending of money from two state reserve funds. Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association (GYLA) presented the survey, which deals with the spending of money from […]