About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 15:12 - 8 Feb.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
PM Back on Work, Responds on Press Reports
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 12 Jan.'09 / 15:47

PM Grigol Mgaloblishvili said he regretted about “hype and rumors” that was stirred by the press about him after leaving for Germany for medical examination.

“I regret that my medical treatment lasted more than initially planned but frankly speaking, hype and rumors in the Georgian press about my health, was even more regretful,” PM Mgaloblishvili said at a government’s session on January 12.

“When I first read in the Russian press, I laughed. But after this issue – the health issue, which is so private - was further circulated with such enthusiasm by the press and some politicians, it was no more ridiculous for me,” he added.

In December the Georgian tabloid, Alia, reported citing an unnamed source that President Saakashvili allegedly punched PM Mgaloblishvili and then threw a mobile phone at him. According to the same report, the PM filed for resignation, but President Saakashvili refused to accept it. The report was widely picked up by the Russian media outlets. About a week later after the article was published in the Alia, the Georgian government said in a statement on December 31 that PM Mgaloblishvili left for Germany for medical examination in connection with problems related to kidney, caused by “tiredness.” His departure further fueled speculations in the Georgian press about the PM’s possible resignation.

“I want to make it clear that the government was working and is working as usually. We have the same tasks ahead, first of all to preserve jobs in this very difficult period and to do our utmost to help Georgian economy out of this severe crisis,” PM Mgaloblishvili told the cabinet members on January 12. 

Gigi Ugulava, the mayor of Tbilisi, and an influential figure within the President’s administration, said that this speculation surrounding the PM was “beyond understanding and horrible.”

Speaking in the public TV’s new program, Political Week, on January 11, Ugulava said that the PM did not feel well and he had to undergo medical treatment in Germany. “That is the fact and all the rest are rumors and chatters,” he said.

Latest News
08 Feb.'16 15:12
TBC Holding, Conti Joint Venture Awarded Anaklia Deep-Sea Port Project
A joint venture of Georgian and U.S. companies estimates project’s total cost at USD 2.5 billion.
07 Feb.'16 13:28
Sweden’s Foreign Minister to Visit Georgia
Wallström will visit Tbilisi on February 8 as part of her trip to South Caucasus countries.
06 Feb.'16 15:47
Co-Owners Fight for Control of Debt-Ridden Maestro TV
Majority shareholder’s meeting with his “friend” PM Kvirikashvili fueled political meddling allegations.
05 Feb.'16 13:35
Amnesty: Bill Against ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’ Undermines Freedom of Expression
The bill, if adopted, would be “incompatible” with Georgia’s int’l obligations, rights group said.
04 Feb.'16 21:16
Georgia’s Energy Minister Meets SOCAR President in Baku
SOCAR said “problems” related to transportation of gas to Georgia were discussed.
04 Feb.'16 17:11
Rights Groups Call for Bill Against ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’ to Be Dropped
Bill, if adopted, will “significantly limit freedom of speech and expression”, groups say.
03 Feb.'16 21:55
President Delivers Annual Address in Parliament
President Margvelashvili delivered his third annual state of the nation address in the Parliament.
03 Feb.'16 11:50
Geostat: Annual Inflation 5.6% in January
On monthly basis there was 0.9% inflation in January.
02 Feb.'16 16:19
Parliament’s Human Rights Committee Backs Bill Imposing Fine for ‘Insult of Religious Feelings’
Bill, proposed by GD MP Jachvliani, offers making “insult of religious feelings” administrative offense.
01 Feb.'16 23:19
Georgian Defense Minister Meets Armenian Leadership in Yerevan
Khidasheli told Armenian leaders that Georgia wants to contribute to peace in the region.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
49