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Economic Press Monitor


December 2, 2019

IN THIS ISSUE:

1. IVANISHVILI: I WILL STEP ASIDE WHEN I SEE THAT HEALTHY FORCES FIGHT FOR THE POWER
2. ZURAB ADEISHVILI SENTENCED TO IMPRISONMENT OF 5 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS ON THE CASE OF “CARTU” BANK
3. OFFSHORE “ROOF” FOR ELITE CORRUPTION
4. FORBID PARTICIPATION IN GAMBLING FOR PERSONS AGED 25 YEARS AND BELOW! – 10,000 SIGNEES ADDRESS THE GOVERNMENT

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1. IVANISHVILI: I WILL STEP ASIDE WHEN I SEE THAT HEALTHY FORCES FIGHT FOR THE POWER
Economic & Politics

Bidzina Ivanishvili, billionaire leader of ruling Georgian Dream, declared that “We need healthy forces, but not destructive forces”. “I then will step aside, when I see that healthy forces fight for the power.

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2. ZURAB ADEISHVILI SENTENCED TO IMPRISONMENT OF 5 YEARS AND 3 MONTHS ON THE CASE OF “CARTU” BANK
Economic & Politics

Ex-Minister of Justice (in the government of National Movement) Zurab Adeishvili, who was accused of intentional bankruptcy of Cartu bank (belongs to family of Bidzina Ivanishvili, billionaire leader of ruling Georgian Dream), was sentenced to imprisonment for a period of 5 years and 3 months, Netgazeti.Ge reports.

As the article notes, the court made the decision after 7 years of investigation, launched in December 2012, i.e. after Georgian Dream came to power.

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3. OFFSHORE “ROOF” FOR ELITE CORRUPTION
Economic & Politics

TI Georgia, Georgian branch of Transparency International, published the report, according to which about 3,000 offshore-registered companies operate in Georgia. Among these companies, up to 1,000 ones are registered in Great Britain, 280 – in Cyprus, to 250 – on the Virgin Islands, 74 – in Panama, 63 – in the Seychelles, etc.

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4. FORBID PARTICIPATION IN GAMBLING FOR PERSONS AGED 25 YEARS AND BELOW! – 10,000 SIGNEES ADDRESS THE GOVERNMENT
Economic & Politics

Petition, initiated on the electronic portal of Georgian government on November 4 by Anna Dolidze (non-judge member of the High Council of Justice since 2018), is accepted for consideration, the newspaper reports.

The article specifies that the petition, which aims introduction of regulation on gambling, has collected within the established time frame of 30 days the necessary number of signees – over 10,000.

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