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EU market already open to Black Sea fish and fish products from Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-06-21 12:06:00
The EU has added Georgia to the list of the countries from which it’s possible to export the Black Sea fish and fish products, - Georgia’s Minister of Agriculture Levan Davitashvili and EU Ambassador to Georgia Janos Herman told journalists. According to the Minister, the next stage envisages presentation of recognized business-operators’ list to the European Commission. Afterwards the business operators will be able to export the Black Sea fish and fish products to the EU market. As reported, auditor-inspectors of -Directorate General Health and Food Safety and Food and Veterinary office visited Georgia to conduct the audit at the scene. The mission has studied the food safety legislation, procedure of control and its results. The mission has offered recommendations according to which Georgia’s Ministry of Agriculture has elaborated the working plan and conducted relevant activities. As a result of all this, Georgia has been added to the list of the third countries from where export of the Black Sea fish and fish products are allowed to the EU.Reportedly, the Black Sea fish is the third product that will be presented at the EU market after wool and honey. 
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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to finance Batumi by-pass road construction
Update Time: 2017-06-17 16:33:00
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will finance construction of Batumi by-pass road. The agreement was signed on June 17 during the annual meeting of Board of Directors ongoing in South Korea. Dimitri Kumsishvili, First Vice-Prime Minister and AIIB President signed the agreement. A total of USD 114 million will be allocated for co-financing of the project, which aims at lessening traffic from transit transport in Batumi. 
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Georgia’s internal debt increased
Publish Time: 2017-06-13 18:22:00
Georgia’s state internal debt has increased by 500,4 million GEL for the last 1 year. Based on the information of Finance Ministry, the credit balance in May 2016 was 2 billion 154 million and 757 thousand GEL. In May 2017, the amount of debt reached 2 billion 655 million and 160,800 GEL. 
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Prime Minister: Constitutional amendment about land alienation directly echoes the demands of the largest majority of our citizens
Publish Time: 2017-06-08 12:24:00
We have made a decision to address to the Constitutional Commission in order to add a passage in the Constitution according to which the Georgia’s agricultural land plots will not be sold to  those having no Georgian citizenship, - Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili made the regarding statement at the government session today.According to Kvirikashvili, the decision was made through consultations, in which the government members and the parliamentary majority participated.Fixing land alienation issue in the Constitution directly echoes the demands of the largest majority of our citizens - Kvirikashvili said.
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Renewed 5 GEL banknotes to be put in circulation starting September 1
Publish Time: 2017-06-07 12:00:00
The National Bank of Georgia (NBG) will release and put into circulation 5 GEL renewed banknotes starting September 1, 2017, - National Bank President declared at a press-conference today. “Renewing process of national currency continues. New 5-GEL ones will be added to the 20, 50 and 100 GEL banknotes. The renewed 5 GEL will be used from September 1 together with old ones,” he said. As reported, Bacha Malazonia is the 5 GEL designer. 
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IMF Executive Director – Georgia’s economy may develop faster than planned
Publish Time: 2017-06-06 15:13:00
As first indicators show at this moment, the International Monetary Program is successfully underway and the economy may develop faster than it is planned, - Anthony De Lannoy, IMF Executive Director declared after a meeting with Georgia’s Finance Minister Dimitri Kumsishvili. According to Georgia’s Finance Ministry, the IMF CEO is holding a business visit to Georgia. The parties have referred to the three-year cooperation program as well as existing progress. ‘It has been remarked that the fund program, unanimously approved by International financial organization’s board on April 12, 2017 is based on the four-point plan of Georgia’s government. It has also been emphasized that the issues envisaged by the program are implemented without any obstacle and according to the plan,’ Ministry reports.     
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Georgia hosting students of Harvard University
Update Time: 2017-06-03 16:30:00
Georgia is hosting students of Business School of the Harvard University. The students visited Technological Park this afternoon. Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development gave a presentation for the students about Georgia’s business environment and investment potentials. The guests also tasted Georgian wine. 
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European Georgia calls on government for change of economic policy
Update Time: 2017-06-03 12:14:00
European Georgia Party calls on the government for change of economic policy. Zurab Chiaberashvili, one of the leaders referred to the latest statistics and said that the rate of poverty increased in 2016, the increase of prices in May reached 6.6%. European Georgia offers the government its program which envisages support of small and medium-size businesses, reduction of taxes and governmental expenditure. 
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Economic growth slows down in Georgia
Update Time: 2017-05-30 18:29:00
The speed of economic growth has slowed down in Georgia. The rate in April was 2.1%. The average speed of growth was estimated at 4% in the latest 10 years. The growth is lowest in agriculture sphere. 
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Agriculture Ministry pavilion at Rustaveli Avenue
Publish Time: 2017-05-26 11:44:00
Visitors will have the opportunity to taste and buy various agriculture products at the pavilion of Georgian Agriculture Ministry arranged at Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi. The decorations are made with vegetables and fruits. Entrepreneurship businesses financed within the framework of state projects are presented at a special booth.  
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Pavilion of Economic Ministry arranged at Rustaveli Avenue
Publish Time: 2017-05-26 11:32:00
Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development presents a showroom of winners of "Start-up Georgia” Program at the pavilion arranged at Rustaveli Avenue. Innovative products will be introduced to the guests. An entrepreneur market is arranged within the framework of “Produce in Georgia” Program. Beginner businesspersons exhibited their products and will have the opportunity to sell them. 
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Regional Energy Summit opened in Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2017-05-25 12:16:00
Reforms under the European Energy Association Agreement - Regional Energy Summit has been opened in Tbilisi.The participants discussed the reforms implemented by Georgia in accordance with the European Energy Association Agreement.The energy infrastructural priorities required for promotion of electrical energy and trade has been determined.
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Georgian delegation pays a visit to Jordan
Publish Time: 2017-05-21 12:00:00
The Georgian delegation, headed by the Prime Minister continues visiting Jordan.Giorgi Kvirikashvili will address the delegates of the World Economic Forum today.The Prime Minister will talk about cooperation with Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Bilateral meetings are scheduled, including with Federica Mogerini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy.
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Georgian Prime Minister to meet with King of Jordan
Update Time: 2017-05-20 16:07:00
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili will meet with King of Jordan Abdullah II today. Cooperation between the countries and regional security issues will be discussed during the meeting. Georgian Prime Minister is visiting Kingdom of Jordan where World Economic Forum is being held on May 19-21 at the Dead Sea. About 1000 delegates from 50 countries are discussing economic development in Middle East and North Africa and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Georgian PM will hold bilateral meetings including with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
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Georgian PM visiting Kingdom of Jordan
Publish Time: 2017-05-20 12:05:00
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili is visiting Kingdom of Jordan where World Economic Forum is being held on May 19-21 at the Dead Sea. About 1000 delegates from 50 countries are discussing economic development in Middle East and North Africa and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Georgian PM will hold bilateral meetings including with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. 
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Georgian Airways offering new flight Tbilisi-Kazan
Publish Time: 2017-05-18 12:19:00
Georgian Airways offers new flight in direction of Tbilisi-Kazan.Airways company will implement flights toward Russian city from 2 June to twice a week.In connection with that fact National Tourism Administration of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development has arranged an informational tour. The representatives of 14 Kazan's leading tourist companies will visit various regions of Georgia.
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Kakha Kaladze says that negotiations over Khudon Hydro Power Plant construction continues
Publish Time: 2017-05-15 12:13:00
Kakha Kaladze, Georgian Vice-Prime Minister and Energy Minister says that negotiations with investors on construction of Khudon Hydro Power Plant continues.Asked whether the negotiations with Trans Electrica could be turned into an arbitration dispute, Kaladze answered that the task of the state is to implement the project promptly.According to him, negotiations with the local population continue.
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Chinese bank to be opened in Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-05-14 16:17:00
The Chinese bank with $ 1 billion capital will be opened in Georgia. The regarding agreement was signed during the international forum in China's capital. Declaration was signed by First Vice Premier Dimitri Kumsishvili from Georgian side.According to Finance Minister, opening of another big bank will contribute to the development of private sector in the country.
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Festival of New Wine opens at Mtatsminda Park
Update Time: 2017-05-13 12:17:00
Festival of New Wine opened at Mtatsminda Park in Tbilisi. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste the best wines from 2016 harvest. Various activities are planned within the framework of the festival.  
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Zurab Pololikashvili elected as Secretary General of UNWTO
Publish Time: 2017-05-12 14:42:00
Ambassador of Georgia to Spain Zurab Pololikashvili has been elected as the new Secretary General of World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).The voting procedure was held in Madrid into two rounds of balloting. Pololikashvili received 18 votes in the second round, his rival, a nominee of Zimbabwe – 15. UNWTO Ex Council recommended Zurab Pololikashvili from Georgia as a nominee of SG for the four-year-period starting January 2018.
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