Seventy-three percent of entrants, who were registered at the National Assessment and Examination Centre, have selected English as the foreign language. Ministry of Education of Georgia published the data of the choice of entrants for the 2012 entrance examinations. The ministry authorities said the number of the entrants who chose English to pass tests in foreign language has increased with 30% as last year, this number was 45%. Russian language was chosen by 17% of entrants, German was chosen by 7% and French - by 3%. Ministry authorities say this is the result of the successful reform in the Education sphere, where particular attention is paid to teaching English language intensively.
The autumn session of the parliament of Georgia opens with a meeting of the bureau, this time in Tbilisi. The Tbilisi office of the parliament was reconstructed and the lawmakers have moved from Kutaisi to the capital, however, the parliament speaker says the major sessions will be held in Kutaisi office sometimes.
A day before the opening of the parliament`s autumn session, the Prime Minister of Georgia met with the chairpersons of the parliamentary factions. Meeting with the majority MPs was also attended by some of the ministers.
Georgian lawmakers have commented on the controversy about who should attend the 69th session of the UN General Assembly - the President or the Prime Minister, but the majority MPs think that the presence of double delegation would be inconvenient for the country anyway.
A few days before the summit in Wales, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen mentioned Georgia when briefing about the Alliance plans for the future. He reiterated that Georgia would receive a new package at the Summit in Wales, which would bring the country closer to the Alliance.
The Georgian Prime Minister will chair the delegation of Georgia at the UN 69th session, instead of President Margvelashvili - deputy foreign minister of Georgia, Davit Zalkaliani stated at today`s briefing.
The politicians have made different assessments of the reports on possible decision of the prosecutor`s office to declare former president Mikheil Saakashvili internationally wanted. Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze says this process will in no way affect Georgia`s relations with partners and any legal decision taken by the prosecutor`s office...
Most of the essential parts of the EU Association Agreement with Georgia temporarily enter into force from today. According to the terms and conditions of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), all Georgian made products will be freed of the customs fee when exported to EU market...