Aleksandre Tchikaidze, the former Minister of Internal Affairs, has accumulated large amounts of real estate under suspicious circumstances after he left public service at the end of 2017. Upon leaving public service, Tchikaidze had a substantial bank loan and no savings. Nevertheless, within just two years, Tchikaidze and his spouse managed to acquire 5 real estate properties – 224.72 sq.m of living space and 216,778 sq.
As of December 2019, the Government of Georgia has 11 ministers and 53 deputy ministers. By using public databases Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) has studied business activities of these public officials as well as the practice of mandatory disclosure of their business interests. As a result, TI Georgia identified some violations.
Statement of the occasion of International Anti-Corruption DayThe International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated on 9 December. Countering different forms of corruption remains a significant challenge for Georgia.
As of 2019, the Government of Georgia has not fulfilled a number of important anti-corruption recommendations which concern such issues as anti-corruption policy planning, enforcement of anti-corruption laws, independence of civil servants, judicial reform and reform of the law enforcement agencies, freedom of information and prevention of corruption in the public procurement process.
The corruption risks related to former officials’ transition to the private sector remain a problem in Georgia. The reason, on the one hand, are the flaws in the corresponding legislation and, on the other, the absence of mechanisms to enforce this legislation in practice.What is “revolving door”?
Georgia’s Anti-Corruption Policy Fails To Fulfill Association Agreement and Association Agenda Commitments
A policy paper by Transparency International Georgia examines the situation in Georgia in terms of corruption in the context of the commitments which the country has made under the EU Association Agreement and Association Agenda.