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The U.S. and EU Ambassador commend adoption of amendments to the Georgian Labour Code

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The FINANCIAL — Parliament of Georgia adopted amendments to the Georgian Labour Code to protect workers’ rights. For the first time, Georgian workers will be guaranteed overtime pay, layoff benefits, and paternity leave. The U.S. Embassy in Georgia praises Parliament of Georgia for this step and says that it will closely follow the implementation of these amendments. EU Ambassador Carl Hartzell has also issued a statement on the adoption of new legislation to amend the Labour Code of Georgia. With 82 votes in favour against none the parliament of Georgia adopted amendments to the Labour Code aimed to protect workers’ rights. The…

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The U.S. and EU Ambassador commend adoption of amendments to the Georgian Labour Code

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The FINANCIAL — Parliament of Georgia adopted amendments to the Georgian Labour Code to protect workers’ rights. For the first time, Georgian workers will be guaranteed overtime pay, layoff benefits, and paternity leave. The U.S. Embassy in Georgia praises Parliament of Georgia for this step and says that it will closely follow the implementation of these…

Georgia’s first Cyber ​​Security Forum was held in Tbilisi

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The FINANCIAL — Georgia’s first Cyber ​​Security Forum was held in Tbilisi today, on September 25 to identify problems in Georgian cybersecurity and find ways to settle them with the involvement of the diplomatic corps and international institutions. The forum was organized by the National Security Council and supported by the Government of Georgia. The…

The new Code on the Children’s rights comes into force today

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The FINANCIAL — The Code on the Rights of the Child enters into force from September 1. At a special event dedicated to this important occasion, representatives of Parliament and the Diplomatic corps spoke about the importance of the Code on the Rights of the Child and reviewed the work undertaken thus far. The event was…

President confirms election date and US Ambassador says that Russian interference is expected

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The FINANCIAL — President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili has named the date of parliamentary elections and elections of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara within Georgia. The 2020 parliamentary elections will be held in a different manner, with 120 seats in parliament distributed based on the party-list electoral system and the remaining 30 per…

Economy Minister and US Ambassador checked renovation progress at Kutaisi airport

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The FINANCIAL — Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and U.S. Ambassador Kelly Degnan inspected construction of a new terminal at Kutaisi International Airport.  After the renovation, Kutaisi Airport can handle 1200 passengers per hour, quadrupling its previous capacity. Ambassador Degnan also visited, Kutaisi Military Lyceum. Yesterday, Natia Turnava held a farewell meeting with Ambassador of the Republic…

65,000 people already defeated HCV in Georgia

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The FINANCIAL — Yesterday was World Hepatitis Day, declared by the World Health Organization back in 2011. Georgia has a high burden of HCV infection, with an estimated 5.4% of the adult population living with HCV. U.S. Ambassador Kelly C. Degnan joined Minister of Health Ekaterine Tikaradze to mark World Hepatitis Day and stated that Georgia…

With US support Ken Walker University Clinic opened in Tbilisi

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Ken Walker Medical Rehabilitation University Clinic opened today. U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Kelly C. Degnan also attended the opening ceremony.The Clinic is a public-private partnership, facilitated by Emory University, USAID’s implementing partner in its Physical Rehabilitation Program.  Due to the growing interest toward Ken Walker Clinic from the neighboring countries, additional funds will flow into…