“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”.
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.
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.
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.
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
The officers of Detectives and District Inspectors Divisions of the Police Department of Adjara A/R, along with the officers of Batumi Division and Khelvachauri Regional Division as a result of operative-searching activities detained 4 individuals - Kadir A. (DoB: 1969), Jemal T. (DoB: 1971), Tarik A. (DoB: 1972) and Ketevan B. (DoB: 1974) - for providing lodging to prostitution. The investigation established that detained persons provided lodging to prostitution for certain amount of cash in their hotels and rented flats in Batumi and Gonio.
The law enforcers have already interrogated hotel personnel and female witnesses. The detainees have already pleaded guilty.
Investigation is in progress on the fact of making available an area for prostitution (Article 254 of the Criminal Code of Georgia).