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Expediency of Concluding Bilateral Investment Treaties

28 January, 2013

  Georgia has signed the Bilateral Investment Treaties (the "BIT") with 23 countries.[1] According to the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, negotiations on signing such treaties are planned with 3

2013 State Budget: Analysis and Recommendations

21 January, 2013

The 2013 state budget has increased by a total of GEL 657 million compared to 2012, a rise of 8.1%. The 2013 budget reflects priorities of the new administration, which are agriculture, healthcare and social security, education and science. The gover

Is the UNM Predicted Budgetary Crisis in Sight?

17 January, 2013

At a January 15, 2013 press-conference Vano Merabishvili, Secretary General of the United National Movement (UNM), warned of an impending budgetary crisis. Below is our examination of the UNM arguments. UNM Secretary General said: A budgetary cris

How lawful is appointing Tengiz Gunava as governor?

15 January, 2013

On January 10, the President unveiled Tengiz Gunava, a defendant in a current criminal case, as the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Governor. Questions have been raised regarding the lawfulness of the above decision. However, we believe that Gunava's appointm

Can the Prosecutor’s Office interrogate an MP?

01 January, 2013

  On December 25, Zugdidi Prosecutor’s Office called Roland Akhalaia for questioning. It was not the first time a legislator was summoned to the Prosecutor’s Office: David Sakvarelidze and Paata Lezhava, both Georgian Parliament members, have a