Tamaz Mechiauri

Anti-NATO, antigay MP withdraws from majoritarian race, express allegiance to Ivanishvili

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

Tbilisi, DFWatch - A member of Georgian parliament, notorious for his radical anti-NATO, antigay statements, Thursday withdrew his candidacy in a majoritarian district and expressed support to Georgian Dream and its founder, former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili. Nine days before the election Tamaz Mechiauri, MP and a leader of a party 'Tamaz Mechiauri – United Georgia", [...]

Georgian Dream slams minister’s decision to end conscription

By | June 28th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Defense Minister Tina Khidasheli’s decision on Monday to end compulsory military service sparked a variety of negative comments from members of the ruling party, Georgian Dream. Khidasheli is a member of the Republican Party, […]

Georgian lawmaker questions policy of seeking NATO membership

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

Tamaz Mechiauri. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A prominent member of parliament from the governing Georgian Dream coalition says Georgia should not seek membership in NATO if it is against the state interests. Tamaz Mechiauri, head of the finance and budget committee, also said he […]

Georgia’s National Bank refuses to fund new Finance Supervisory Agency

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

Tamaz Mechiauri, head of the finance budget committee, believes that the agency’s demand is reasonable but that legal experts should decide. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The newly created Finance Supervisory Agency is still not operational because the National Bank refuses to fund it. The agency has now asked parliament to provide direct financing. The agency was split from the National Bank […]