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Opinion | Georgia’s pension reforms do nothing for most Georgians

Despite the good intentions of the government, Georgia’s pension reforms are doomed to failure.

Opinion | Georgia’s pension reforms do nothing for most Georgians

By Tornike Chivadze

Despite the good intentions of the government, Georgia’s pension reforms are doomed to failure.

Voices | Armenia’s devastating earthquake 30 years on

Stories from three of the survivors in Spitak of the earthquake that levelled the town.

Voices | Armenia’s devastating earthquake 30 years on

Stories from three of the survivors in Spitak of the earthquake that levelled the town.

In pictures | Tbilisi’s ‘jarti’ collectors

A look at Georgia’s uneasy scrap industry shows how Georgia’s present situation reflects in the piles of tin, copper, and brass.

In pictures | Tbilisi’s ‘jarti’ collectors

A look at Georgia’s uneasy scrap industry shows how Georgia’s present situation reflects in the piles of tin, copper, and brass.

‘I don’t want our faces to be labeled as poor and miserable’ — extreme poverty in Armenia

Around a third of Armenians live in poverty, and despite promises from successive governments, the number is not decreasing.

‘I don’t want our faces to be labeled as poor and miserable’ — extreme poverty in Armenia

By Armine Avetisyan

Around a third of Armenians live in poverty, and despite promises from successive governments, the number is not decreasing.

Voices of Georgian emigrants — ‘They treated us like dogs’

Three women who braved landmines, hidden containers, and frozen seas in search for a better future in Greece.

Voices of Georgian emigrants — ‘They treated us like dogs’

Three women who braved landmines, hidden containers, and frozen seas in search for a better future in Greece.

‘People’s goodwill is my only hope for survival’ — elderly poverty in Georgia

Struggling to make ends meet, many Georgian pensioners end up relying on donations from charities or support from relatives or kind neighbours.

‘People’s goodwill is my only hope for survival’ — elderly poverty in Georgia

By Tamuna Chkareuli

Struggling to make ends meet, many Georgian pensioners end up relying on donations from charities or support from relatives or kind neighbours.

Georgian Labour Party leader ‘stages fake interview’ with street vendor

Shalva Natelashvili summoned journalists to meet a ‘struggling fruit and vegetables seller’ who later turned out to be a party activist.

Georgian Labour Party leader ‘stages fake interview’ with street vendor

Shalva Natelashvili summoned journalists to meet a ‘struggling fruit and vegetables seller’ who later turned out to be a party activist.

Georgian street children are ‘used as shields’ in crimes

According to a study by UNICEF, there are places in Georgia known for criminal activities that involve children, but untouched by authorities.

Georgian street children are ‘used as shields’ in crimes

According to a study by UNICEF, there are places in Georgia known for criminal activities that involve children, but untouched by authorities.

Opinion | Bank reforms touted by Georgia’s Prime Minister–to-be could spell the end of predatory lending

If Mamuka Bakhtadze follows through on his announced reforms they could be the first step in addressing some of the most pressing economic woes.

Opinion | Bank reforms touted by Georgia’s Prime Minister–to-be could spell the end of predatory lending

By Tato Khundadze

If Mamuka Bakhtadze follows through on his announced reforms they could be the first step in addressing some of the most pressing economic woes.

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