Georgia’s ruling Georgian Dream party has said they will not open a parliamentary probe into claims by former TBC head Mamuka Khazaradze that the interior minister threatened him. [Read more…]
CRRC Georgia looks at support for new mandatory technical vehicles inspections in Georgia and finds the population overwhelming in favour. [Read more…]
Former Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili has returned to politics with promises to unite the ruling Georgian Dream party and put an end to the government’s ‘soft’ approach to the ‘destructive opposition’. [Read more…]
A still-forming group in parliament led by former Georgian Dream member Eka Beselia could upset the political landscape in Georgia. With 2020 parliamentary elections on the horizon, this new group poses a potential threat to both billionaire former prime minister Bidzina Ivanishvili’s ruling party as well as the main opposition. [Read more…]
The ruling Georgian Dream Party has lost its constitutional majority in parliament after three MPs left the party and the parliamentary majority grouping over parliament’s failure to pass two bills. [Read more…]
Georgia’s Interior Ministry has named a man they suspect of uploading and disseminating a sex tape of an unnamed person in January.
Georgia’s education ministry has announced plans to scrap standardised graduation testing for secondary school students and to drop one of the four Unified National Exams — the standardised entrance exams for Georgian universities. [Read more…]
At least four MPs from Georgia’s ruling Georgian Dream party have threatened to leave the party, including the influential former legal affairs committee chair Eka Beselia. The split has occurred over a list of candidates for Georgia’s Supreme Court who critics say are part of a ‘clan’ within the judiciary.
Despite the many international economic indices suggesting Georgia is a great success story, most Georgians live in poverty. In a country where emigration is rampant and half the population ekes out a living in agriculture, the government needs to create new strategies to form a strong, industrial economy. [Read more…]
A group of judges being considered for Georgia’s Supreme Court has asked parliament to disregard their nominations, citing a campaign of ‘unprecedented pressure’ on the judiciary. Their nominations had been controversial after rights groups, the opposition, the Public Defender, and several members of the ruling party accused them of being compromised and condemned the ‘rushed’ confirmation process.