Politics

2,922 Citizens Denied Entry to Georgia over the Past 6 Months

TBILISI(BPI)- In 6 months of 2017, 2,922 citizens  denied entry to Georgia. According to the statistics of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 7 631 offenses were recorded at the border in 6 months.   Citizens of India denied entry to Georgia most often- 571, citizens of  Turkey – 492; Azerbaijan – 418; Russia – 230, Syria – 175 and Uzbekistan ...

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BBC: Georgia Returns to the US Orbit

TBILISI(BPI)- America has always been with us and that is why we stand beside you to support your efforts for a peaceful world, – said Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili at the official dinner hosted for the US Vice President. He said that it was a great honor for the Georgian nation to host Vice President Mike Pence and ...

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Mike Pence: Georgia is the most important strategic partner

TBILISI(BPI)- US Vice-President Mike Pence has met with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili. The meeting was held in the Governmental Administration of Georgia. According to the press service of the Administration, at the beginning of the meeting Mike Pence thanked the head of the Government of Georgia for warm hospitality and once again conveyed the message of the President of ...

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Georgia is no Longer a ‘Post’ Country, Says Georgia’s PM

TBILISI(BPI)- Georgia is no longer a ‘post’ country. I think we need to get rid of these ‘post’ clichés. We are a country which can be easily called an eastern European Country, – Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili  said in response to Russian Duma Education and Science Committee Head Viacheslav Nikonov. As Nikonov earlier said Russia is not against Georgia’s ...

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The State Promotes Financial Pyramids

TBILISI(BPI)- The government of Georgia does not take any adequate actions with regard to the financial pyramids, which number has been growing  in recent years. And this despite the fact that there are already thousands of victims in the country who lost their savings, the “Resonance” newspaper writes.   In theory, the National Bank is the only authorized regulator of ...

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In 2016, the Number of Emigrants from Georgia Increased 2.4%

TBILISI(BPI)- According to the statistics service, in 2016 a total of  98,300 people left Georgia, which is 2, 4% more than in 2015.   In 2016, the number of immigrants decreased by 2, 5% and amounted to 90 200 people, respectively, during the reporting period the negative migration balance totaled 8 100 people.   In 2016 55 a total of ...

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5 Years of “Restoration of Justice” – What are the Results?

TBILISI(BPI)- In 2012, the current ruling party came to power under the slogan of restoring justice- the return of property to the affected citizens, which, in their view, was unfairly taken away by the previous authorities. After the “Georgian Dream” came to power, a special group was set up in the Prosecutor’s Office to resolve this issue. About a year ...

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Georgian PM Initiates to Establish Media Ombudsman Institution

TBILISI(BPI)-Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has released a statement raising an initiative to establish a media ombudsman institution in Georgia.   ‘First and foremost, I would like to emphasize that we honor decisions, recommendations and ideas from European institutions that make a special contribution to our country’s democratic development. Accordingly, this is exactly how we treat the decision of the ...

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Bloomberg:Greece’s Euro Membership Looks Vulnerable Again

TBILISI(BPI)- Greece is caught in a spat between its major creditors. On one side is the International Monetary Fund, which says “significant debt relief” is needed. On the other are the euro-zone institutions, insisting on a primary budget surplus of 3.5 percent of gross domestic product and no further relief. Something’s got to give — and it could be Greece’s euro membership. ...

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Travel Companies Require the Introduction of a Licensing System

TBILISI(BPI)- Travel companies that have a long work experience, say that the market has become completely out of control, and anyone without any experience or responsibility can open a travel agency. As a result, consumers do not get the service they purchased. Companies see the way out in the licensing of tourism companies. “Sometimes even the taxi drivers offer services ...

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