The Mayor’s Office recently launched a new website where citizens of Tbilisi can vote on what they think the city’s priorities should be for the next budget. Users can vote to increase funding, decrease funding, keep it the same, or cancel funding en
The Roads Department of Georgia is working on the construction of a bypass road to Kutaisi. Within the frameworks of this project, the construction of a highway through the village of Chongari in Terjola region is planned in the Zestafoni-Kutaisi-Sam
The Georgian Government recently presented the 10-point Strategic Development Plan to the public. The Plan refers, among other things, to JSC Partnership Fund which, according to the Plan, is to perform an important role. Transparency International G
One of the main priorities outlined in the 2011 City of Poti budget is the construction of sport grounds in the yards surrounding multi-residential buildings. The residents of the city welcomed and supported this initiative until they learned that th
On October 18, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) reported detaining employees of Cartu Bank, who were carrying a large amount of cash (according to the reports, EUR 1 million and USD 2 million were seized) and were suspected of engaging in grand
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