One year since its filming in Georgia, CNN is back in Tbilisi to begin the next stage of its series on Georgia for its Eye On program, which focuses on countries that are shaping the worldwide landscape.
In the first program anchor Paula Newton in the live broadcast from Georgia`s Black Sea town of Batumi said the town has become a tourist and investment center of teh country. She emphasized that the construction process continues in the town even on Sunday.
The journalist said that Georgia has gained economic and energy independence from Russia, although it still wants to see Russian tourists coming to Georgia and country is open for Russian investments.
Paula Newton promised the audience to show during one week much about Batumi that would destroy all the impressions of Batumi as a Soviet town.
Georgia`s former Prime Minister Nikoloz Gilauri is being interrogated at the anti-corruption agency of the interior ministry in connection with the attempt of artificially bankrupting Kartu Bank, which was owned by the current prime minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili.
Georgian wine may return to Russian market on New Year - Russia`s chief sanitarian Genady Onishchenko has said, adding there are no artificial obstructions for bringing wine and Georgian mineral water back to Russia.
Governmental holiday residences may soon be privatized - deputy minister of economics, Dimitri Kumsishvili announced after the session of the government today. He said that under the initiative of Prime Minister, al 16 residences will be either included in the list of the objects for privatization or given a different function.
Secretary General of the United National Movement (UNM) of Georgia and former Interior Minister Mr. Ivane Merabishvili on his Facebook page has published a comment on the recent reports regarding the government`s plans to restore mandatory technical monitoring for passenger vehicles.