Visa liberalization process continues at an accelerated pace-Mikheil Janelidze

Published in Politics
Friday, 15 July 2016 16:54

“The statements made by Commissioner Johannes Hahn were very encouraging; he has once again underlined the readiness of the EU to complete the visa liberalisation process speedily and successfully. Therefore, we hope that the process will be completed positively and visa-free travel will be granted to Georgia,” Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze said to the journalists at the Batumi International Conference.  
The Minister underlined that the visa liberalization process was the main issue of discussions held between Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn. Mikheil Janelidze once again underlined that Georgia has fulfilled all the benchmarks for visa liberalization.
The Georgian Foreign Minister is taking part in the Batumi 13th International Conference “Georgia’s European Way”.  

President presented Levan Bodzashvili as candidate of judge of Supreme Court

Published in Politics
Friday, 15 July 2016 16:31

The President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili presented Levan Bodzashvili as the candidate of judge of Supreme Court of Georgia. Giorgi Margvelashvili held press conference in Batumi today.
According to the President, Levan Bodzashvili was working in Security Council and he has unbiased and innocent past. He hoped that the candidate nominated by him will be supported by the Parliament.

Mikheil Janelidze has met the Director General of ICMPD

Published in Politics
Friday, 15 July 2016 15:39

On the sidelines of the Batumi International Conference, Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze met Director General of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) Michael Spindelegger.
Mikheil Janelidze thanked Michael Spindelegger for the ICMPD’s important contribution to the development of migration policy in Georgia. The Georgian Foreign Minister provided the Austrian guest with information regarding the implemented and ongoing reforms in Georgia, Georgia’s European integration process, the situation in the country’s occupied territories and the region as a whole.
Mikheil Janelidze thanked Michael Spindelegger for his visit to Georgia and participation in the Batumi International Conference.

Giorgi Margvelashvili supports Constitutional Court and Judges

Published in Justice
Friday, 15 July 2016 15:28

The Constitutional Court has played and plays the most important role in development of legal and democratic state. This statement was made by the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili in Batumi, after the meeting with the Chairman of Constitutional Court Giorgi Papuashvili.
According to him, this is the most important body of state not only for democratic Georgia but Traditional Europe.
“I have supported Constitutional Court and the judges. I have said that I believe that they are doing to most important job for our Country,”-Giorgi Margvelashvili said. 

Wine Club opening in Batumi

Published in Economics
Friday, 15 July 2016 11:10

New wine club "Askaneli" opened in Batumi. Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili attended the event. Prime Minister examined newly opened club. According to the businessman Gocha Chkhaidze, the wine club "Askaneli" is a completely new concept that unites Georgian and world cuisine featuring authors' ideas.
Around 80 working places were created at the wine club that meets modern standards.

International Conference Georgia's European Way to open in Batumi

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 14:49

The 13th International Conference Georgia's European Way - Stability, Development, Diversity to be held in Batumi in 14-15 of July. The conference is organized by the Office of the State Ministry of European and Euro Atlantic Integration of Georgia. The Summer City of Georgia, Batumi is the platform of such high level events. The GLOBSEC Policy Institute is the partner of the conference.
EU-Georgia relationship, the main priorities of Slovakia Presidential period of EU and the European Integration process, involvement and helpful issues will be discusses in this conference. The challenges and the experiences of eastern partnership countries will be also highlighted. 


Published in Society
Thursday, 07 July 2016 17:24

International conference: Towards a More Efficient Local Government in Eastern Partnership countries: New Ways and Tools Sharing the experience is being held in Batumi. The event is co-organized by European Council and the Ministry of regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia within the frameworks of program of cooperation of Council of Europe and the European Union's Eastern Partnership: STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORKS FOR LOCAL GOVERNANCE.
The conference is aimed to provide with information about the progress achieved in the field of local self-governance the stakeholders, to exchange experience among the municipalities and discuss new cooperation opportunities. The directions of financial independence of local municipalities will be discussed at the conference as well.
Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Mr. Shergelashvili opened the conference. The event is attended by the heads of local governments, representatives of international and non-governmental organizations, experts and officials from the relevant departments of the Eastern Partnership countries. 2-day conference will be closed on July 8.


Published in Justice
Thursday, 07 July 2016 17:18

The Service Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs continues Road Safety Week in Batumi. Within the scopes of the Road Safety Week, the Service Agency held cycling marathon participated by amateur cyclists, local sportsmen and tourists.
The event was opened by Data Kajaia - the racer of the Service Agency`s sport club “MIA Force” and the face of the Road Safety campaign. Data Kajaia provided participants of the marathon with detailed information regarding the Road Safety campaign and called them to observe traffic rules.
Participants of the cycling marathon were wearing Road Safety campaign branded T-shirts and caps. The marathon started from the exhibition area arranged within the scopes of the Road Safety Week and covered 3 km. distance.
Today is the fifth day of the Road Safety Week organized by the Service Agency and sport club “MIA Force”. Within the scopes of the Road Safety Week variety of events were held in Batumi Boulevard

“We are pleased that we visited Georgia"-Andrej Kiska

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 14:17

“We are pleased that we visited Georgia especially when you are not complaining”-this statement was made by the President of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska at Business Forum in Batumi. According to him, there is no corruption in Georgia and this issue is too important signal for investors.
“We thought we had the majestic mountains in Slovakia, but in the morning when I have been flying by helicopter to Batumi, we found that we did not have any mountains compared to you. I talked to one of the Ukrainian woman who lives here probably 7 years now and I asked her to compare Georgia and Ukraine. She told me that there is no corruption. This is a very important signal to investors, who would think to do business in Georgia,”-Andrej Kiska said. 

Business forum in Batumi

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 14:17

The Business forum has been holding in Batumi is attended by the President of Slovakia Andrej Kiska. The aim is to deepen business and trade cooperation between Georgia and Slovakia. The investment and tourist potential of Adjara region was presented to the Slovakian businessman.  The Presidents of Georgia and Slovakia delivered speech.
Giorgi Margvelashvili highlighted the potential of economical projects and tourist investments. As he said, Georgia is interesting country for investors because the country has the lowest tax rates in the region, lowest corruption level and very high rates of business start.
“Three important hotels have been opened and two more will be opened in this year. They are too large hotels with 4 000 apartments. We are the country which connects Caspian and Black Seas. We are a country that is involved in the project is the most important part of the Silk Road. We are a country that has free trade with Europe, ”-Giorgi Margvelashvili said.

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