Georgian media reported in June that the Tbilisi Mayor’s Office had handed over the Mushtaidi Park to a private company with a long-term lease. A representative of the Property Management Agency of the Mayor’s Office (which was cited as the source of
By the decision of Adjara’s authorities numerous homeless people, including the elderly, single mothers, and ill people were forced to leave the only charity house in the region.The Batumi Charity House had been managed by the charitable fund of St.
What would you do if you wanted to see or cheer for a prominent political leader, like Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president? If that leader is giving a public speech, you would simply go there, right? But what if you were ordered by your superior to
A recent report from the Centre for Law and Democracy and other international organizations called “Ask Your Government! The 6 Question Campaign” ranks Georgia second in the world for support of the right to information in practice. In fact, despite
Georgian Government’s New Legislative Initiative– Universal Competition Agency Without Sector Regulator?
The importance of free competition has been demonstrated by a number of policy and academic studies. It is also well known that competition policy (or anti-trust policy, as it is more often called in the US) helps enhance the country’s competitivenes
Batumi City Hall is planning to demolish five 12-storey buildings near Shota Rustaveli Dramatic Theatre, on Sandro Akhmeteli street (Nos.1, 3, 5, 7 and 9). In an unofficial conversation with the inhabitants, the representatives from the Batumi Munici
In 2010, the Georgian Government drafted the Comprehensive Strategy in Competition Policy because competition is one of the priority areas for the commencement of the multilateral negotiations regarding the free trade agreement between Georgia and th
The Georgian government has recently carried out a de-facto re-nationalization of the lottery monopoly. In a move that received little media coverage, 70% of ownership rights on the Georgian Lottery Company were taken over by the Ministry of Economy
Over the past months there has been discussion and speculation with regards to the reorganization of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources. One of the main questions that has been raised is related to forest management in Geo
When privatizing prestigious real estate property or state-owned companies, the Georgian government has often designed specific conditions that the successful bidder had to comply with. These conditions go beyond the requirement for a one-time payme