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September 20, 2018

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economics

    THE EU-GEORGIA TRADE RELATIONS CONSIDERED IN BRUSSELS

    Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development reported that the Minister Giorgi Kobulia discussed the EU-Georgia trade relations with European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom.

    The meeting was held in Brussels, within the first informal ministerial of the deep and comprehensive free trade agreements (DCFTA) with participation of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova.


    GEORGIAN ECONOMY MINISTER: WITH ASSISTANCE OF EUROPEAN COMMISSION, WE ARE CREATING SUPPORTING MECHANISM FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES

    Within his visit to Brussels (where the first informal ministerial of the deep and comprehensive free trade agreements (DCFTA) is held), Georgia’s Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Giorgi Kobulia met European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn.

    As Kobulia declared, among other issues, the parties considered support to small and medium-sized enterprises.


    PRIME MINISTER: WE WANT TO SEE IN GEORGIA INVESTMENTS OF BIGGER NUMBER OF AMERICAN COMPANIES

    Georgia’s Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze, being with visit in the US, declared at the meeting with representatives of business circles in Washington DC that “We want to see investments of bigger number of the American companies in Georgia”.

    As press service of the Premier said, strategic partnership between Georgia and the US was emphasized at the meeting.


    ECONOMY MINISTRY: CERTIFICATION OF CIVIL AVIATION SPECIALISTS SIMPLIFIED

    Getting certificates of state civil aviation specialists becomes simpler, Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development declared. Rules of aviation specialists’ certification are already respectively amended, the Ministry pointed.


    PROHIBITION OF WHEAT/FLOUR MOTOR TRANSPORTATION THROUGH CUSTOMS TERRITORY OF GEORGIA IS POSTPONED FOR 1 YEAR

    “We made the decision to postpone for one year enactment of the order, which restricts import/export of wheat or flour by motor transport through customs territory of Georgia”, Georgia’s Finance Minister Ivane Machavariani declared.

    In particular, the order is postponed until October 1, 2019, Machavariani pointed, while stressed that “whether restriction will be seasonal or of other type in future”, is a subject of negotiations.


business

    10 COMPANIES EXPRESSED INTEREST TO CONSTRUCTION OF KHEVI-UBISA ROAD SECTION

    Envelopes with offers, submitted at the international tender on construction of Khevi-Ubisa road section (near Rikoti Pass), are opened, Georgian Roads Department reported. The offers were submitted by 10 companies.


    “GEOCELL” GOT 800 MHZ LICENSE FOR 25.39M LARI

    Georgian National Communication Commission declared that winner of auction, announced on license for use of radio-frequency range, is LLC Geocell. That mobile operator was the only participant of the auction.


society

    ECONOMY MINISTER: WB EXPERTS’ RECOMMENDATIONS IN ENERGY SPHERE WERE NOT THE FINAL CONCLUSION

    Georgia’s Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Giorgi Kobulia responded today to media publications about energy research of the World Bank (WB) and declared: “Information that, allegedly, electricity tariffs will catastrophically change as a result of construction of hydroelectric stations, is the clearest type of lie and sees manipulative deception of the population”.

    According to the Minister, “In fact, experts of the WB prepared about a year ago recommendations of working character, which were intended for internal use and were not the final conclusion”.


    MP NATO CHKHEIDZE LEFT “ALLIANCE OF PATRIOTS” BECAUSE OF ABSENCE OF SUPPORT IN CASE OF “OMEGA GROUP”

    At the Parliament’s plenary session yesterday, MP Nato Chkheidze declared about leaving of Alliance of Patriots.

    Chkheidze pointed that for the last two weeks, “very painful events” have developed around Omega Group and its member broadcasting company Iberia, which caused indignation in public and among opposition parties, and stated: “Against the background of this common spirit, unfortunately, I did not hear a voice of Alliance of Patriots anywhere”.


    COMPETITION OF SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS “MELIORA 2018” IS ANNOUNCED IN GEORGIA

    In Georgia, competition of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) “Meliora 2018” is announced. Applications are accepted through October 5.


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