Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), met last night with Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament (EP) as well as Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, along with political leaders from the two parliaments.
“Not surprisingly top of the agenda was the refugee crisis,” said Ms Brasseur. “Every day we see desperate people taking even more desperate measures to find asylum in Europe. Pictures from yesterday of violence at Hungarian fences, built to keeping people out, and flows of refugees heading towards Croatia, means more than ever that we have to find common solutions to common challenges with a common humanity.
We have to work together, and solutions should not just be short term fixes but long term strategies,” Ms Braseur said. “This applies to the migration phenomenon and the current refugee crisis, but also to many of the other problems Europe is facing. In our discussions with political leaders and Mr Hahn, we were able to touch on a number of other issues, which included the conflict in Ukraine and relations with Russia, as well as worrying developments in Turkey, and on-going problems in Azerbaijan. Political leaders from the different political groups, agreed to continue their discussions and co-operation to find common solutions.
“Governments need to stand up to their responsibilities,” Ms Brasseur concluded, “and show leadership, as Chancellor Merkel has bravely done in Germany.”
Ms Brasseur thanked President Schulz for the timing of his initiative to bring together the political leaders from the two Parliaments, and invite at the same time Commissioner Hahn.
Georgian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Dimitri Kumsiashvili provided the participants of the Ambassadorial meeting with the information on the positive tendencies in Georgia’s economy and main directions of its development, the current investment environment, challenges the country faces and future plans as well.
Particular emphasis was put on the need to strengthen economic diplomacy with a view to attracting investments and enhancing the country’s export market through active work of diplomatic representations of Georgia abroad.
The meeting also focused on the possibilities of full use of trade regimes with different countries and enhancement of these regimes, as well as on the need to promote Georgia internationally as a country of regional transport and energy hub function. The issues of completing significant projects and developing new ones have also discussed.
At MIA Academy open day was arranged for those who are willing to become students and undergo MBA program
At MIA Academy open day was arranged for those who are willing to become students and undergo MBA program. Guests were hosted by pro-rector of the Academy Sopio Kiladze, Head of the Law School of the Academy Paata Turava and other representatives of the Academy. They introduced "Police Regulation Law Program" to the students and reviewed importance and purposes of the program. After the presentation pro-rector of the academy and head of the law school provided comprehensive answers to the students’ questions.
Aim of the event was to raise interest among students towards the master’s program offered by the MIA Academy and to make the choice in favor of the Academy.
Master’s program lasts for two years which is comprised of 132 credits and was launched in 2014. The program is aimed at: sharing the knowledge accumulated in the law sphere, developing skills and boosting qualification necessary in the law sphere.
At the meeting it was outlined that after completion of "Police Regulation Law Program" students will be employed at the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
At the meeting students learned about three important components of the mentioned program: study process is free of charge, nutrition during the study process will be provided for students, students from regions will be accomodated at the academy dormitory.
After the meeting tour around the academy was arranged for students to visit gym, classes, library, mock jury court and port of entry. The candidates also attended the simulated detention operation process.
Arrangement of safe integrated system of solid waste management is ongoing in Kutaisi initiated by the Solid Waste Management Company at the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure.
The meeting, which was held in connection to the project, was attended by the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, Nodar Javakhishvili, the director of the Solid Waste Management Company, Giorgi Shukhoshvili, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Gigla Agulashvili, the representatives of the consultant companies, the German Development Bank (KfW) and Kutaisi municipality.
The project envisages the closure of the old landfill and arrangement of the new regional sanitary landfill in the city of Kutaisi; Also, improvement of waste collection, street cleaning and waste transportation system. In addition, under the project, for the waste which can be recycled, the special manufacture for sorting of the waste will be arranged.
The total budget of the project is EUR 26 million, EUR 20 million of which is a loan of KfW, EUR 2 million is a grant of Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF), and EUR 4 million is the local contribution. Project completion is planned in 2018. New waste management system will serve Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti regions.