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New hotel opens in Sno - The profit will be spent for charity purposes
Update Time: 2017-07-23 16:12:00
With blessing of Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia a new hotel opens in Sno, Kazbegi region. The profit of the new hotel will be spent for charity purposes and will be used for local population.The hotel can accommodate up to 34 visitors. Locals will be employed at the hotel. The hotel's income will be gathered for socially vulnerable people.Catholicos Patriarch Ilia II and the representatives of the government attended the event.
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Society
Tianeti-Zaridzeebi-Jinvali section of highway opened
Publish Time: 2017-07-23 12:17:00
The 12-kilometer-long Tianeti-Zaridzeebi-Jinvali section of highway has been opened.The new road will pass through Tianeti and Dusheti municipalities and connect 15 villages to each other. Minister of Infrastructure opened a new section of the road today.Total of 21 million Gels were spent from state budget for the project.
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Politics
European Georgia presented Candidate of Governor in Tsalka Municipality
Publish Time: 2017-07-23 12:10:00
European Georgia Party presented Candidate of Governor in Tsalka Municipality today.The program for the 2017 local self-governance elections was introduced to the locals as well. According to European Georgia members, in case of win, party plans to abolish bureaucratic expenses and bonuses, also promises to increase pensions by 25 Gel.
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Politics
European Georgia Mayor Candidate in Marneuli Municipality
Publish Time: 2017-07-23 12:07:00
European Georgia Party presented Marneuli Municipality Mayor Candidate today. The Leaders of the Party Davit Bakradze, Gigi Ugulava and Giga Bokeria named Ahmed Imamkuliev as the candidate for post of Mayor.Party’s election program for the 2017 local self-governance elections was introduced to the locals as well.
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Society
New hotel opens in Sno
Publish Time: 2017-07-23 12:05:00
With blessing of Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia a new hotel opens in Sno, Kazbegi region. The hotel can accommodate up to 34 visitors. Locals will be employed at the hotel. The hotel's income will be gathered for socially vulnerable people.Catholicos Patriarch Ilia II and the representatives of the government will attend the event.
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Justice
Drugs in especially large quantities seized by MIA
Publish Time: 2017-07-23 12:18:00
Police Officers as a result of the activities held on the basis of operative information detained  a person (DoB 1978) for illegal purchase and keeping of drugs in especially large quantities. During the personal search of the detainee law enforcers seized 40 pills of drug substance. Investigation is in progress on the fact of illegal purchase and keeping of drugs in especially large quantities.
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Regions
Wind electric power stations may be installed in Gori
Update Time: 2017-07-22 20:16:00
New wind electric power stations may be installed in Gori town of Shida Kartli region. Technical-economic researches have already been done. The project is about building electric power stations having about 100 mg/watt capacity that will produce electricity with the ability to provide 80 thousand families. The value of the project prepared y Energy Development Fund is USD 125 million. Now it is now upon Ministry of Energy to seek for investors.  
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Politics
Consultations between Majority and Opposition over Constitutional Changes to be held
Update Time: 2017-07-22 20:06:00
The consultations between Majority and opposition over Constitutional Changes will be presumably held next week. The parliamentary minority accuses the ruling team of driving the processes to the dead-end. Representatives of oppositional parties claim that the government talks to them in a language of ultimatum. Mamuka Mdinaradze, Chairman of Georgian Dream Faction in the parliament says that oppositional parties have been failing to answer the main question for the time being in which case they would support the package of proposed changes. 
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Politics
When will parliamentary extraordinary session be scheduled?
Publish Time: 2017-07-22 20:05:00
Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairman of Georgian Parliament will apply to President Giorgi Margvelashvili with request to call for an extraordinary session of the parliament on July 24. The extraordinary sitting will then be presumably held on July 26, and in case of refusal from president, the parliament will act based on its regulations. During the extraordinary session, the ruling team will decide whether it will take into consideration the motivated remarks of president about changes proposed to be made into Local Self-governance and Election Codes or will override the veto of president. President Margvelashvili vetoed the changes and submitted his motivated remarks to the parliament on July 21. The document presents arguments about why President vetoed the changes. President said he sees the changes as threat for weakening democratic processes in Georgia. President reminded the ruling team of the recommendation of Venice Commission which said that making changes into Local Self-Governance and Election Codes were not appropriate ahead of the local self-governance elections. Georgian President’s Administration hopes that motivated remarks of President Margvelashvili about changes into Local Self-Governance and Election Codes will be taken into consideration by lawmakers. Opposition welcomes President’s veto. 
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Society
Public Celebration in Poti
Update Time: 2017-07-22 16:29:00
“Pazisoba” Public Celebration is marked today in Poti town of western Samegrelo region. Various cultural and sports activities including concerts, an educational conference, exhibition and a flash mob will be held within the framework of the celebration. Awarding ceremony of honorable citizens of Poti took place earlier this afternoon at Poti Theater.  About 20 people were awarded including Sozar Subari, Minister of IDPs and Settlement. 
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Politics
President’s Administration counts on sharing president’s remarks
Update Time: 2017-07-22 16:07:00
Georgian President’s Administration hopes that motivated remarks of President Giorgi Margvelashvili about changes into Local Self-Governance and Election Codes will be taken into consideration by lawmakers.Ana Dolidze, President’s Parliamentary Secretary says that the proposed changes pose a threat to democratic processes. The document presents arguments about why President vetoed the changes. President reminded the ruling team of the recommendation of Venice Commission which said that making changes into Local Self-Governance and Election Codes were not appropriate ahead of the local self-governance elections. 
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Politics
Parliamentary Majority preparing for extraordinary session
Publish Time: 2017-07-22 16:04:00
The parliamentary majority will apply to President Giorgi Margvelashvili with request to call for an extraordinary session of the parliament on July 24. Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairman of Parliament will apply to president. The ruling team will then decide whether it will take into consideration the motivated remarks of president about changes proposed to be made into Local Self-governance and Election Codes or will override the veto. The extraordinary sitting will be presumably held on July 26. President submitted his motivated remarks to the parliament on July 21. President Margvelashvili vetoed the changes. He said he sees the changes as threat for weakening democratic processes in Georgia. Opposition welcomes President’s veto. 
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Culture
GEM Fest continues in Gamnukhuri
Publish Time: 2017-07-22 12:30:00
GEM Fest 2017 Musical Festival continues in Ganmukhuri, western Georgia. Martin Garrix, a Dutch DJ played musical hits for the electronic music lover audience last evening. The 2-hour-long show was wrapped with fireworks. The festival opened on July 14 and is being held within the framework of Check-In Georgia Project. 
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incident
Search works for lost Georgian citizen continues in Iceland - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Publish Time: 2017-07-22 12:21:00
The search efforts for lost Georgian citizen Nika Begadze, 22, continue in Iceland. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia reports that the embassy is in contact with the family of the missing person. "The Embassy contacted the Iceland’s Search and Rescue Activities Association and was notified that Nika Begadze, born on May 24, 1995 in Rustavi, entered the waterfall on July 19, after which he went missing. According to them, there is no hope to find him alive, but the search continues,"- said the Ministry.According to an Icelandic media outlet, Nika Begadze lived in Iceland. His car was found in a park near the waterfall. The police are investigating the case as an accident.
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Regions
Leader of European Georgia meets with locals in Akhaltsikhe
Update Time: 2017-07-22 12:11:00
Davit Bakradze, Leader of European Georgia Party met with locals who became victims of July 16 hailstorms in Akhaltsikhe town. The hailstorm destroyed crops and orchards in Skhvilisi village. Bakradze called on the local authorities to become interested in problems of locals and mediate between banks and locals in postponement of credits. 
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Regions
Man drawn in Batumi
Update Time: 2017-07-22 12:09:00
A man was drawn in the Black Sea in Batumi city of Adjara region of Georgia. Citizens being on the shore tried to save the man but he had already been dead. Teams of Patrol Police and First Medical Aid were mobilized at the incident place. 
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Regions
Shooting in Kobuleti
Update Time: 2017-07-22 12:07:00
A policeman dressed in civil clothes fired at Rustaveli Street in Kobuleti resort of Adjara region last night as locals claim. The Patrol Police brigade and representatives of General Inspection of Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) arrived at site. Probing into the shooting incident is launched, MIA Press Service reports. 
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Society
Lieutenant Colonel of British Armed Forces visiting Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-07-22 12:06:00
Simon West, Lieutenant Colonel of British Armed Forces is visiting Georgia. He is holding lectures on topic of strategic communications at NATO and European Union Centers. Representatives of public sector, non-governmental organizations and military experts are attending the lecture. Lieutenant Colonel Simon West has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.  Simon led a multinational team as part of an MOD think-tank called 'Understand to Prevent'.  The team sought to identify the part that military forces can play alongside other nations, government departments and the UN in transforming human conflict away from violence towards something more positive.
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Politics
Majority to apply to president to summon extraordinary session of parliament
Update Time: 2017-07-22 12:04:00
The parliamentary majority will apply to President Giorgi Margvelashvili with request to call for an extraordinary session of the parliament on July 24. The ruling team will then decide whether it will take into consideration the motivated remarks of president about changes proposed to be made into Local Self-governance and Election Codes or will override the veto. The extraordinary sitting will be presumably held on July 26. President submitted his motivated remarks to the parliament on July 21. President Margvelashvili vetoed the changes. He said he sees the changes as threat for weakening democratic processes in Georgia. 
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World
New Zealand storms spark flooding and evacuations, mobilisation of troops
Publish Time: 2017-07-22 11:22:00
Rescue services and troops in New Zealand are working around the clock to help those affected by a severe storm that has sparked flooding and led to the evacuation of hundreds of homes.A state of emergency has been declared in the South Island cities of Christchurch, Otago, Timaru and Dunedin, the island's second-largest city.In Christchurch, the Heathcote River burst its banks and flooded southern parts of the South Island city this morning.The New Zealand Defence Force has deployed at least a dozen trucks and 140 personnel to provide emergency services and help rescue those trapped by rising floodwaters.Fire and rescue officer Mark Bradford said while flooding was the main issue in Christchurch, some houses were affected by landslides, ABC News reports. 
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