On Prime Minister’s decision, Georgian Government to make European Commission’s questionnaire public
The European Commission's questionnaire, designed to form an opinion on Georgia's bid to EU membership, will be made public by the Georgian Government. This decision was made at today's meeting of the Government Commission on EU Integration of Georgia, chaired by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.
The first part of the special EU membership questionnaire was handed over to Georgia on April 11, in Luxemburg. Based on this questionnaire, the European Commission will develop a document known as the Opinion on granting candidate country status.
The questionnaire consists of political and economic sections. In near future, Georgia will receive the second part comprising sectorial topics and compatibility with EU legislation by sector.
Irakli Garibashvili: We are celebrating the most significant day of our great history and marvelous past today
Initially, I wish to congratulate you all with the Day of Didgori. We are celebrating the most significant day of our great history and marvelous past today. Victory in the Didgori battle is an example of unfading strength and perseverance, military glory, heroism and daring of Georgian people that defined the following development of our country in many ways. It was announced by Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia when delivering a speech at the celebration of Didgori Day.As the Head of Government of Georgia noted, the brilliant victory attained 9 centuries ago was a “marvelous triumph” belonging to a number of greatest achievements of military strategy in world history, turning into a solid foundation of unification, solidification and statehood of our nation.“Victory in the Didgori battle made the liberation of our country possible and gave rise to the Golden Age in the history of Georgia – political, economic, cultural, religious and educational renaissance. With this victory, Georgia eventually got established as the strongest state in the region.At the same time, I wish to once again remind our future generation – especially our children and youth – that it was the day of national victory with Christian values, which serves as a basis of our culture, history and traditions of our country. These very values support us to this day. It is the only solid basis” noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.According to the Head of Government of Georgia, the Didgori battle and victory guides every single citizen of the country.“We know it well that unequal powers stood opposite each other in Didgori Valley, however unbending spirit, Georgian firmness, daring and courage were on our side – of course – with the wisdom and bravery of our grand ruler, Saint King David the Builder.I wish to once again recall the words of our prudent Patriarch, which – may be said – best express the significance of this day – a true public feast: Didgori battle is yet to be won! Didgori is the fight and victory that guides each citizen of the country. We should remember that future generations need to know that with the unity of our country and people, with a daily work for and to our homeland, we can succeed in any challenge – great or small – be that unification of our nation and gaining our territorial integrity. Once again, let me congratulate you all on this day and wish unification, solidification and integrity to our homeland. God be our protector!” stated Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia.Various cultural events were held to celebrate Didgori Day. Three military officers were awarded with a Didgori Cross. Event was attended by Juansher Burchuladze, Minister of Defense of Georgia; Irakli Karseladze, Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia; Lasha Khutsishvili, Minister of Finance of Georgia; Larry Barnabishvili, Department Head for Regional Coverage at the Government Administration; Giorgi Dokhturishvili, Governor of Kvemo Kartli; Revaz Javelidze, Head of Government Administration and officials of the local authorities.
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Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Yıldırım Demirören, Chairman of Demirören Holding
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Yıldırım Demirören, Chairman of Demirören Holding today.Parties discussed the prospects of future cooperation. Focus was made on the investment opportunities in various directions, including the hospitality industry, real estate sector, energy and information technologies. It was noted that a large investment will be injected by the company for the construction of a new, 5-star hotel branded as Old Iveria in Tskaltubo.Potential of the country was highlighted at the meeting.According to the Prime Minister of Georgia, a stable and favourable business environment exists in the country for investors, with low rates and small number of taxes and unique location of the country, making Georgia particularly attractive for foreign investors.Meeting held at the Government Administration was attended by Ziya Alemdar, Vice-President of Demirören Holding and Supervisory Council Members – Sinan Oktay and Alaattin Aykaç; Kıvanç Oktay, Chairman of Lidya Yapi A.S. and Ivane Nakaidze, Founding Partner and CEO of Petrocas Energy Group.
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EU welcomes international condemnation of Russia for violation of aviation rules
The European Commission has welcomed the decision by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to call on the Russian Federation to immediately cease its infractions of international aviation rules, in order to preserve the safety and security of civil aviation.
The ICAO decision refers to the violation of Ukraine’s sovereign airspace in the context of Russia’s war of aggression, and to the deliberate and continued violation of several safety requirements in an attempt by the Russian government to circumvent EU sanctions. These actions include illegally double-registering in Russia aircraft stolen from leasing companies, and permitting Russian airlines to operate these aircraft on international routes without a valid Certificate of Airworthiness, which is the necessary safety certificate.
Adina Vălean, European Commissioner responsible for Transport, said: “It is of utmost importance for all countries to defend the international aviation rules-based system, for the safety of passengers and crew. Russia continues to disrespect the fundamental rules of international aviation and to instruct its airlines to work against these rules. I welcome the ICAO Council’s clear condemnation, which reflects the gravity of the actions undertaken by Russia.”
ICAO yesterday informed its 193 Member States about Russia’s blatant non-respect of crucial international aviation law and will bring the issue to its next general Assembly, taking place from 27 September to 7 October 2022.
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Meir Shamir, CEO of Mivtach Shamir Holdings Ltd
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Meir Shamir, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and main shareholder of Mivtach Shamir Holdings Ltd today.Parties discussed the investment potential of the country and prospects of future cooperation, inter alia including the energy and agriculture sectors.Discussion was also related to the strategically significant location of Georgia, rising volume of international visitors and tax incentives offered by the country.Mivtach Shamir is one of the largest holdings operating on the real estate market of Israel, also engaged in the sectors of energy, finance and technologies for over 30 years. Company has a presence in India and USA as well.Meeting held at the Government Administration was attended by Doron Grupper, Partner of Mivtach Shamir in the Energy Sector and Shlomo Gigi, Expert on the Operation of Power Plants. Attendees from the Georgian side included Levan Davitashvili, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development (MESD) along with Romeo Mikautadze, Deputy Minister of MESD.Press Service of the Government Administration
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Pays Tribute to the Helicopter Accident Victim Pilots, Emergency Rescue Squad and Medical Doctors at a Public Funeral Ceremony
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia accompanied by his graceful spouse – Nunuka Tamazashvili – paid tribute to victims of a helicopter accident at a Public Funeral Ceremony today, as pilots of MIA Border Protection Police, emergency rescue squad and medical doctors were killed in a devastating crash occurring in a high terrain region of the country.The Head of Government of Georgia paid homage to the memory of victims and expressed his condolences to their mourning families at the Trinity Cathedral.A memorial service for the souls of the fallen was performed by the Patriarchal Locum Tenens Metropolitan Shio Mujiri of Senaki and Chkhorotsku along with the cathedral priests.Prime Minister of Georgia was accompanied to the Trinity Cathedral by Mme Salome Zourabichvili, President of Georgia; MP Shalva Papuashvili, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia; Kakha Kaladze, Mayor of Tbilisi and officials from the executive, legislative and local authorities of the country.Press Service of the Government Administration