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07 Jul. '15
15:14 - 6 Jul.'15
06 Jul. Monday
Four Workers Die During Building Demolition Works in Tbilisi
Fatal incident occurred when the fourth floor of a building collapsed during demolition works in Tbilisi center.
UNM Appoints Party’s New Executive Secretary
UNM’s political council elected MP Ratiani on the post, replacing MP Japaridze, who quit UNM in May.
05 Jul. Sunday
Dead Body of Tiger, Missing from Zoo Since Deadly Flood, Found
It’s the last wild animal, which was remaining unaccounted for since the flood, zoo director said.
04 Jul. Saturday
Parliament Passes Interior Ministry Reform Bill
Package of bills, passed with second reading, would decouple security agencies from the Interior Ministry.
03 Jul. Friday
Increase of Compensation for Families of Fallen Police Officers Approved
Families of police officers killed in the line of duty will receive GEL 100,000 one-time payment.
Georgia Reports 2.3m Visits by Foreign Citizens in H1’15
Number of tourists was down by 1.9% y/y to 853,605 in the first six months of this year.
After Winning Case at ECHR, Georgia Asks Russia to Pay EUR 70.3m
The case stems from deportation of Georgian nationals from Russia in 2006.
Annual Inflation 4.5% in June
On monthly basis inflation was just 0.02% in June.
02 Jul. Thursday
Turkmenistan’s President Visits Georgia, Discusses Gas Transit Project
President Berdymukhamedov is paying his first official visit to Georgia on July 2-3.
At Geneva Talks Russia Says Georgia’s NATO Integration Poses Security Threat to Region
32nd round of Geneva international discussions, launched after August 2008 war, was held on July 1.
01 Jul. Wednesday
C.Bank Increases Key Rate to 5.5%
It projected gradual increase of the rate to 6.5% by the end of the year.
Deputy Finance Minister Comments on Greek Debt Crisis Affect on Georgia
Greece is the second largest source of remittances to Georgia.
30 Jun. Tuesday
GFF: UEFA Super Cup Tickets to Go on Sale at Box Office after Online Sale Fails Again
“We will need several days to print tickets and to then start selling them at box offices,” GFF President said.
Parliament Human Rights Committee Supports Repealing Imprisonment for Marijuana Use
The proposal has yet to be discussed by the Parliament.
May GDP Growth 2.1% - Preliminary Data
Economy grew 2.5% y/y in the first five months of this year, according to Geostat.
Turkmenistan’s President to Visit Georgia
Berdymukhamedov will meet his Georgian counterpart and PM during the visit on July 2-3.
Betsson Buys Georgian Gambling Firm Europe-Bet
Purchase price is $50m with additional $35m payable after a year if gambling regulations remain unchanged.
Georgian, Belarus FMs Meet in Minsk
Beruchashvili and Makei met on the sideline of an informal EaP foreign ministerial meeting.
29 Jun. Monday
Georgian Railway Cuts Domestic and Export Dry Freight Rates
The Georgian state railway monopoly said that rates will go down by 20% from July 1.
GFF Says ‘Flaws Fixed’, UEFA Super Cup Tickets to Go on Sale for Georgia on Jun.30
24,000 tickets will be available for online sale locally for football fans in Georgia, according to GFF.
PM Comments on Controversial Banking Supervision Bill
If vetoed by the president, GD parliamentary majority will override it, Garibashvili said.
PM Reiterates Support for Constitutional Ban of Same-Sex Marriage
“I have not changed my opinion; I still maintain the same opinion and always will,” he said.
28 Jun. Sunday
Head of Georgian Church: U.S. Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling ‘Big Mistake’
“There are cases when people and states legalize illegality,” Patriarch Ilia II said.
U.S. Warship Makes Port Visit in Batumi
The U.S. guided-missile destroyer, Laboon (DDG-58) visits Georgia’s Black Sea port on June 27-29.
27 Jun. Saturday
Parliament Endorses Interior Ministry Reform with First Reading
The voluminous package of bills envisages decoupling of security agencies from the Interior Ministry.
Controversial Bill on Banking Supervision Passed with First Reading
The GD-backed bill is drawing wide criticism with the President warning to veto it.
IMF, WB, EBRD, ADB Warn Georgia Against Removing Banking Supervision from NBG
The joint letter of the international financial institutions is address to the PM and Parliament Speaker.
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