About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 15:23 - 5 May.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
MP Wants Probe into Reported 'Lisbon Hotel Prostitute Party'
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 24 Nov.'10 / 13:37

A lawmaker from parliamentary minority called on November 24 for a probe into a report by the Portuguese press, according to which the Georgian delegation, visiting Lisbon for NATO summit, hired dozens of prostitutes for a party in a hotel where the delegation was staying.

MP Levan Vepkhvadze, a vice-speaker of the Parliament from the Christian-Democratic Movement (CDM) said that the matter is about “our country’s reputation” and required probe.

The Portuguese tabloid, Correio da Manha, reported on November 23, that the Georgian delegation, joined by some officials from the Armenian delegation, hired 80 prostitutes for a party in a hotel where they were staying during the NATO summit on November 19-20.

MP Vepkhvadze raised the issue during the parliamentary debates, which were about series of recent international events which concerned Georgia, including the NATO summit. MP from ruling party, Mikheil Machavariani, the vice-speaker of the Parliament, responded to MP Vepkhvadze’s remarks by suggesting that the newspaper report was part of Russia-backed anti-Georgian propaganda and an attempt to overshadow Georgia’s recent diplomatic successes.

Giorgi Baramidze, Georgia's deputy prime minister and state minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration, who was in the Georgian delegation in Lisbon told RFE/RL that the report was "absolutely groundless." Speaking in Prague, Baramidze said the security at the hotel was so tight that "even a bird couldn't fly in."

"Judge for yourself," he said. "It's such a stupid thing to even talk about this."

Latest News
05 May.'16 15:23
MP Quits UNM Opposition Party
MP Vashadze criticized UNM for, as he put it, closed style of governance by a narrow circle of leaders.
05 May.'16 11:46
U.S. Army Abrams Tanks Shipped to Georgia for Joint Drills
This is the first time the U.S. army tank company takes part in drills in Georgia.
04 May.'16 21:10
Row Brewing Between GDDG MPs, President Over Supreme Court Nominations
President will not make “behind-the-scenes deals” over Supreme Court nominees, his adviser said.
03 May.'16 19:22
Georgia Votes Against Kosovo’s UEFA Membership
Kosovo became 55th member of UEFA after 28 of its members voted in favor.
03 May.'16 11:56
Geostat: Annual Inflation 3.2% in April
On a monthly basis, prices fell 0.6% in April, according to the state statistics office.
02 May.'16 19:23
PACE monitors to visit Georgia
Two co-rapporteurs from the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe will visit Tbilisi on May 3-5.
30 Apr.'16 13:48
UNM Lays Out Rules for Compiling Its Party List of MP Candidates
Party list will be drawn up “based on principles and not based on anyone’s desires,” UNM’s Bakradze said.
29 Apr.'16 16:56
Opera Singer and His Potential Political Party in IRI-Commissioned Poll
Burchuladze’s movement was not too far behind from GDDG and UNM in a poll fielded in March.
28 Apr.'16 18:42
Geostat Releases Final Results of 2014 Census
Final results also include data on ethnicity and religious beliefs of country’s 3.71 million people.
28 Apr.'16 14:26
Five Men, Suspected of Trying to Sell Uranium, Arrested
The State Security Service said suspects were trying to sell 1.6kg of radioactive material for $3mln.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
23