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The U.S. Should Do More to Help Georgia Counter Russian Aggression | Opinion

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The recent Russian cyberattacks against the U.S. are a stark reminder to Americans that aggressive provocations are an essential component of the Vladimir Putin playbook, designed to inflict severe harm. In Ukraine, Russia continues its relentless aggression, using its military as a blunt instrument of Putin’s power. In my country of Georgia, we are still…

Bank of Georgia receives Excellence recognition for the second time in two months

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Being a household brand in the banking sector, Bank of Georgia continues to forge a successful year, having received an Excellence award for the second time in the last two months. The authoritative financial magazine Euromoney and the international edition Global Banking & Finance Review named Bank of Georgia winner of the “Euromoney Award for…

EBRD and EU help Georgian book distribution company to go solar

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On the outskirts of Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital city, thousands of books are crammed into a huge warehouse. From classical prose to mystery thrillers, romance novels to poetry collections, there is something here for even the most discerning reader. Bookland lives up to its name.…

Georgian Journalist offers to FIBA Europe an idea of introducing four-point shots

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As basketball fans know FIBA ​​Europe postponed Basketball 2021 European Championship from September 2021 to September 2022 due to the pandemic. The matches of the group stage of the European Championship 2022 will be held in four countries Germany (Berlin, Cologne), Italy (Milan), Czech Republic (Prague), and Georgia (Tbilisi)— but the final round matches of…

Government financial support for the population in Georgia during the pandemic doesn’t even meet the minimum living wage

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The FINANCIAL -- “I was receiving state support of GEL 200 (USD 61) for six months. My income had reduced by 70% in one month due to Covid. Such is the Georgian Government’s support for people when the prices of foods and various consumer products are increasing on a daily basis. One kilo of meat…

Insured Georgians being forced to depend on emergency 112 services for help instead of the insurance companies they pay monthly

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The FINANCIAL -- Georgia ranks third in terms of the number of people infected with Covid-19 per 100,000 citizens. As of 16 December, the list is as follows: Serbia; Lithuania; Georgia; Luxembourg; Croatia; Montenegro; Liechtenstein; and the United States of America. Georgian insurance companies have refused to provide information to The FINANCIAL about what services…

Does the Georgian Government’s social support meet basic human needs?

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The FINANCIAL -- Ana is thirty-two years old. She is a single mother of three young children. Due to health problems as a result of a chronic illness she is unable to work and has virtually no income to support herself and her children.…

Georgia’s midfielder Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (left) and Spain’s defender Pedro Antonio Porro Sauceda vie for the ball during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualification football match in Tbilisi on Sunday. TOBIAS SCHWARZ/SUPPLIED/AFP

What hinders the development of sports in Georgia?

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The FINANCIAL -- When asked what hinders the development of sports in Georgia, most of the respondents told The FINANCIAL that insufficient funding is a major obstacle for sports development. The main motivation to go abroad is not only the financial situation but also much better conditions for sports development and in general the fact…

How the U.S. Should Respond to the Trouble in Georgia

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Long seen as an island of parliamentary democracy amidst a sea of authoritarianism, Georgia now stands on the verge of becoming an unstable, one-party regime. Georgians of all political stripes need to resolve their current crisis or risk losing Western support for their country’s aspirations to join the Euro-Atlantic community. The United States, as the…

23-Year-Old Russian Woman Already With 11 Biological Kids Aiming For 100 Babies

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Christina Ozturk, a 23-year-old Russian woman, is currently raising 11 biological children -- and she won’t be stopping anytime soon.…

Nielsen Rolls Out ID Resolution System For Global Attribution Measurement

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The FINANCIAL -- Nielsen (NLSN) announced a new approach that moves away from third-party cookies to privacy-centric, people-based identifiers for Attribution. This new technique ensures advertisers and publishers are able to understand the entire consumer journey across platforms, better optimize their spend and prove the impact of advertising according to Nielsen Group.…

97-year-old Artem Kopaliani from Sokhumi took part in the ISHR-IGFM film «Tell me about the war»  

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On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of World War II, the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR-IGFM - International Society for Human Rights -Internationale Gesellschaft für MenschenrechteFounded in 1972, the headquarters are located in Frankfurt am Main), with the support of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, shot the film ,,Tell me about war”.…

Georgia: EU report highlights the need for political compromise to continue the reform momentum

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The FINANCIAL -- Georgia remains committed to the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement, despite the COVID-19 related challenges. Further efforts are however needed, notably in the field of judicial reform and tackling political polarisation. These are key findings of the European Union's annual Association Implementation Report on Georgia, published today ahead of the next…

Kantar announces major expansion of TV Audience Measurement panel in Georgia

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The FINANCIAL -- Kantar, the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company, is announcing a significant improvement to the TV Audience Measurement (TAM) service in Georgia.…

U.S, EU immediate release of Georgian resident sentenced by Russian militants

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The European Union and United States Embassy in Georgia call for the immediate release of Zaza Gakheladze, a Georgian resident sentenced by Russian militants in the occupied territory. Since his illegal detention on 11 July 2020, the EU has been urging his prompt release, including through the Hotline managed by the EU Monitoring Mission, within the…