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Bureaucratic freedom of information

14 April, 2011

Georgia has excellent freedom of information (FOI) legislation, but public officials do not seem to be fully aware and may thus hamper public’s exercise of rights. Georgian legislation commands that public information be released immediately upon req

Developing a second MCC compact in Georgia: next steps

14 March, 2011

On January 5 the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) approved Georgia’s eligibility for a second five-year compact. The first compact, worth USD 395.3 million, is expected to come to a close in April 2011. Georgia is one

Bureaucratic mistake and confiscated lands in Gonio

01 March, 2011

The land ownership certificates of 221 citizens residing in Gonio, a settlement on Georgia’s Black Sea coast, were abolished on November 9, 2010. The Property Rights Commission of the Khelvachauri Municipality announced on that day that the lands wer

Fact-checking the State of the Nation address: IDPs

28 February, 2011

Housing for displaced persons featured prominently in President Saakashvili’s February 11th State of the Nation address and in the following speeches made by MPs Giorgi Akhvlediani (Christian Democrats) and Paata Davitaia (By Ourselves). Among a list

Zurab Zhvania – 6 years after

03 February, 2011

Six years ago today Georgia’s Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania was found dead. A leading force for reform and democracy during Shevardnadze’s presidency, Zhvania, then Speaker of Parliament, was one of leaders of Rose Revolution in 2003. Zhvania was a ma