We, the undersigned organizations, are writing this statement in response to the recent developments related to the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement on the Rustavi 2 ownership dispute case, which represents a significant challenge for Georgia’s fragile democracy and poses a serious threat for the media landscape.
The Batumi Municipality spends GEL 1,626,899 per month and GEL 19,522,796 annually on the salaries of employees of 11 non-entrepreneurial (non-commercial) legal entities (N(N)LE). In addition, GEL 13,720,200 has been allocated in 2019 for subsidizing 8 limited liability companies (LLC) of the Batumi Municipality.
After the election of Zaza Melikidze first as Akhaltsikhe Governor and then the Mayor the amounts earned by Melikidze's current and former companies through public procurements increased from 124 793 GEL to 546 044 GEL, amongst them the companies received 524 902 GEL from Akhaltsikhe Municipality.
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”?
Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) studied projects funded by LLC Partnership Fund (PF). The PF is a state-owned investment fund that was founded in 2011.The PF is split into two separate business units: a) Asset management and b) investment capacity.
The High Council of Justice of Georgia has started the selection process of the Supreme Court justices. Today, on June 7, the registration of candidate will be launched. After the completion of the registration anonymous voting will be conducted.