Georgia’s port city of Batumi on the shores of the Black Sea was shaken by spontaneous outrage on 11–12 March. Riots supposedly over the issuing of a parking ticket were rooted in a peculiar mixture of anti-police sentiments, ethno-nationalism, and social exclusion. [Read more…]
A group of residents from the village of Kirnati in Georgia’s Adjara region staged a protest on 24 February against construction projects implemented by the Adjara Energy 2007 company.
Abkhaz-language lessons have been introduced to the Peria village school and School #14 in Batumi, in the Autonomous Republic of Adjara. Each grade will be given the opportunity to receive four hours of instruction in Abkhaz a week.
Norwegian hydropower company Clean Energy Invest will invest 8 billion kroner ($960 million) in a hydropower plant project (HPP) in Georgia, Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv reported.
As hydroelectric power projects in Adjara gain momentum, the region’s inhabitants question their sustainability and impact on the environment. [Read more…]