Prime Minister of Georgia pays first official visit to Brazil. Nika Gilauri has held meetings with Brazilian vice president and foreign minister. Georgian and Brazilian authorities have already signed an agreement on enhancing economic cooperation between the two countries. Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia Eka Tkeshelashvili and Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota signed the document on Monday. Georgian governmental delegation will attend the Open Governance Partnership Summit in Brazil today, where Georgian Prime Minister will deliver a speech along with Brazilian President and the U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
Chairman of Georgian National Electricity Regulatory Commission (GNERC) Guram Chalagashvili was released today on bail. City Court in Kutaisi ordered GEL 3,000 bail for Chalagashvili instead of Gel 10,000 requested by the prosecution.
President of the National Bank of Georgia Giorgi Kadagidze has expressed his concerns regarding the weakened economic activity in the country in the first weeks of the year. Giorgi Kadagidze has spoken about this after the meting with the Moldovan counterparts, to whom he explained the reforms and projects carried out in the banking sector.
President`s three legislative initiatives will be sent to the parliament in a few days for consideration. Mikheil Saakashvili has proposed economic amnesty for the support to business and it should refer to all economic and tax arrears...
Before his departure to Afghanistan, President Saakashvili met with citrus growers in Batumi. President was reported about the citrus export issues and the price, which he said was much lower in comparison with previous years as well as the harvest.
Minister of Finance Nodar Khaduri commented on the initiative of Tbilisi mayor Gigi Ugulava, who held the presentation of the 100-GEL voucher system for communal taxes and who slammed the government of Georgia for its tariff policy.
According to Tbilisi budget 2013 adopted by the City Assembly [Sakrebulo], the subscribers in the capital will be presented with 100 GEL communal vouchers. The vulnerable families, which have 70,000 rating scores...
Azerbaijan may revise the tariff on natural gas to Georgia after the statement made by Bidzina Ivanishvili that the project of the Karsi-Akhalkalaki railway might be reviewed. News agency Regnum has reported about this based on the statements of the Azerbaijan`s governmental officials.