On February 27, 2013 Transparency international Georgia opened another regional office in Kutaisi. The new office will provide free legal aid to the residents Kutaisi and 11 other municipalities of Imereti region.
On February 28, 2013 Transparency International Georgia signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Zugdidi Municipality Sakrebulo and Gamgeoba. According to the Memorandum, Gamgeoba will get involved in the FixMyStreet project initiated by TI Georgia. FixMyStreet is an online tool that allows citizens to report problems on their streets to responsible local self-governance bodies.
On 7 February, the Office of the State Minister of Georgia for Reintegration submitted a legislative initiative to Parliament. The package of legislative amendments aims to liberalize the laws concerning illegal border crossings of the occupied territories.
This is Transparency International Georgia’s Winter 2013 Work Card. It gives a summary assessment of the key areas in the country that are of crucial importance to the development of a transparent, accountable and democratic state. The Work Card is published quarterly, covering different issues that are crucial for that specific period.
On 31 January 2013, the President of Georgia submitted the draft law on Amnesty and Non-declared Tax Obligations to Parliament, along with Property Legalization that provides for the exemption of responsibility for persons who have committed certain types of financial and economic crimes.
Transparency International Georgia in collaboration with journalist Paul Rimple have published a book: Who Owned Georgia 2003-2012. Written in the format of a novel it leads the reader through an interesting selection of short stories from the world of telecommunications to broadcasting, advertising, oil, pharmaceuticals and mining.
On 1th February 2013, the Lentekhi District Council elected its district governor, Zaza Liparteliani, upon the nomination of the Georgian Dream faction.
From now on every Thursday from 16:05 radio Atinati will broadcast a new radio show prepared by our Zugdidi office and radio Atinati -- Our Self-Government (in Georgian). Recordings will be regularly posted to our website as well.