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8th #EuronestAssembly – Future of relations with Eastern partners

8th #EuronestAssembly – Future of relations with Eastern partners

| December 5, 2019

Energy security, EU-Eastern relations and geopolitical challenges are set to be among the focus points of the 8th session of the joint parliamentary assembly. Members of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly will meet in Tbilisi, Georgia, for the 8th Ordinary Session, from 8 to 10 December. The Assembly is comprised of 60 MEPs and 10 members from each […]

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Mediation needed to save Georgia’s #Anaklia port opportunity

Mediation needed to save Georgia’s #Anaklia port opportunity

| October 17, 2019

A consortium planning to build a major port on Georgia’s Black Sea coast has been given until the end of the year to secure financing for the project, writes Martin Banks. The deadline was announced by Georgia’s Regional Development and Infrastructure Minister Maia Tskitishvili. It extends a deadline originally set for earlier this week. Anaklia Development […]

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Seaside birth of a new #Georgia political movement

Seaside birth of a new #Georgia political movement

| September 16, 2019

Mamuka Khazaradze, founder of TBC Bank and the Anaklia Development Consortium, this week launched a new political movement called “Lelo” in Anaklia , a coastal down in Georgia. The movement is drawing comparisons with President Macron’s French ‘En Marche’ initiative and is tipped to have a similar momentum and cause a similar upset in the […]

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#Khazaradze #Japaridze – Concern grows over ‘politically motivated’ case against leading Georgian businessmen

#Khazaradze #Japaridze – Concern grows over ‘politically motivated’ case against leading Georgian businessmen

| September 11, 2019

International concern has been voiced about criminal charges brought against two leading businessmen in Georgia, with claims that the case is “political motivated”, writes Martin Banks. The case involves the founder and former chairman of the board of TBC Bank, Mamuka Khazaradze and his deputy, Badri Japaridze (pictured). In July 2019, Khazaradze and Japaridze were […]

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Tsinandali Festival a wonderful shop window for Georgia

Tsinandali Festival a wonderful shop window for Georgia

| September 10, 2019

Former soviet bloc country Georgia has a unique heritage which is now being used to enrich its modern appeal. Georgian wine is known for its excellence the world over, and it is believed that viniculture originated in what is now Georgia in pre-Roman times. Tsinandali is a fine wine producing estate which dates back to […]

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Georgia’s Silknet raises $200m in fresh bond issue

Georgia’s Silknet raises $200m in fresh bond issue

| March 27, 2019

Georgian telecoms company Silknet has raised $200m from its latest bond issue. The company, owned by Silk Road Group, one of the Caucasus’s leading private investment groups, is the largest fixed network provider and second largest broadband, mobile and cable television provider in the country. SRG Chairman George Ramishvili commented: “Today’s placement reflects the strength […]

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France and Germany agree on joint proposal for #EurozoneBudget

France and Germany agree on joint proposal for #EurozoneBudget

| February 25, 2019

France and Germany have agreed a detailed proposal for a eurozone budget to boost growth, strengthen competitiveness and lower the development gap between individual member states, a German government document showed on Friday (22 February), writes Michael Nienaber. The Franco-German accord is likely to pave the way for an agreement in the wider group of […]

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