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01 Aug. '15
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01 Aug. Saturday
Georgia Wins 10 Medals as European Youth Olympic Festival Comes to an End
Georgia won 4 gold and 5 bronze medals in judo, and one bronze in artistic gymnastics.
New Interior, Prison System Ministers Appointed
Giorgi Mgebrishvili has been moved from the post of minister in charge of prison system to Interior Minister.
President: ‘I Took Oath of Office Before People, Not GD’
Attempt of some GD MPs to portray him in alliance with UNM “damages” GD itself, he said.
31 Jul. Friday
President Vetoes Controversial Banking Supervision Bill
GD ruling coalition has enough votes in the Parliament to override the veto.
30 Jul. Thursday
Geostat: 2.6% GDP Growth in H1’15
Economy grew 2.1% y/y in the second quarter, after 3.2% y/y growth in the first quarter.
Georgia Appoints New Ambassadors to Cuba, Mexico, Portugal
President Margvelashvili appointed new ambassadors on July 29.
29 Jul. Wednesday
Iranian MPs Visit Georgia
Iranian MP said the delegation wants to look into Georgia’s reforms in ease of doing business.
PM Slams Critics of Bill on Banking Supervision
“Artificial stir” over the bill was created by “irresponsible” critics to “scare off investors,” he said.
Russian Diplomat: ‘NATO Expansion will Have Disastrous Consequences’
Georgia, Ukraine NATO integration is “fraught with the most serious” consequences for Europe, Grushko said.
28 Jul. Tuesday
C.Bank Chief Slams Bill on Banking Supervision
Kadagidze said he would welcome expected presidential veto of the highly controversial bill.
27 Jul. Monday
Georgia in U.S. Report on Human Trafficking
Despite “making significant efforts”, the government “does not fully comply with minimum standards.”
MEPs from Foreign Affairs Committee Sum Up Georgia Visit
Georgia should be granted EU visa waiver “in 2016, once the relevant criteria are fulfilled,” MEPs said.
Tbilisi Hosts European Youth Olympic Festival
Opening ceremony of the largest sporting event ever hosted by Georgia was held at Meskhi Stadium.
25 Jul. Saturday
Bill on Prosecutor’s Office Reform Passed with First Reading
Bill introduces new rule of selecting and electing Chief Prosecutor for a non-renewable six-year term.
MEPs from Foreign Affairs Committee Visit Georgia
The delegation arrived in Tbilisi after visiting Ukraine.
24 Jul. Friday
Rival Draft Resolutions on Russia’s ‘Aggressive’ Moves Debated in Parliament
Parliament adopted GD-proposed text, voting down the draft tabled by opposition UNM party.
After Electricity Rate Hike, Govt Plans GEL 20m Subsidy for Socially Vulnerable Households
“We have proved with our deeds that we are socially-oriented government,” PM Garibashvili said.
Armenian PM to Visit Georgia
PM Abrahamyan will also visit Kazbegi border crossing point between Georgia and Russia.
23 Jul. Thursday
Electricity Tariff Hike in Regions
Electricity distributor in Tbilisi also seeks tariff hike, citing depreciation of lari.
Parliament Speaker on Georgia’s NATO Integration
Usupashvili said that Georgia wants more from NATO to speed up integration into the Alliance.
22 Jul. Wednesday
Regulator OKs Gas-Fired Power Tariff Increase, But Short of Hike Sought by Companies
Thermal power accounted for up to 19% of total electricity generation in Georgia in 2014.
Parliament Confirms Head of State Security Service
Vakhtang Gomelauri, who was the Interior Minister, takes the post.
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