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April 12, 2024

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politics

    GERMAN CHANCELLOR: WE WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT GEORGIA ON THE WAY TO EU, WE HOPE THAT GEORGIA WILL NOT ADOPT THE SO-CALLED LAW ON AGENTS

    Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze, as part of his visit to Germany, met today with German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

    “Germany remains a reliable partner of Georgia”, Scholz said at the press conference after the meeting, pointing: “We will continue to support Georgia on the way to the EU in the future”.


    COALITION OF GEORGIAN CIVIL ORGANIZATIONS: IN THE LAST 5 MONTHS, THERE HAVE BEEN NO SERIOUS ACTIONS BY THE GEORGIAN AUTHORITIES TO IMPLEMENT THE NINE STEPS

    Over the past 5 months, the Georgian authorities have not taken any serious actions to implement the Nine Steps (recommendations of the European Commission), Georgian civil organizations say. On April 11, a coalition of 12 civil organizations published the first interim report on this subject, Status Meter.


economics

    GEORGIAN MINISTER OF ECONOMY: IN ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY, MECHANISM OF STATE SUPPORT IN DIRECTION OF PRICES IS VERY EFFECTIVE, BUT WE ARE READY TO CONSIDER OTHER MECHANISMS TOO

    In the electricity sector, the mechanism of state support in direction of prices is very effective, declared Levan Davitashvili, Georgia’s Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development. However, we are ready to consider other mechanisms too that will further accelerate the process (construction of new facilities), he indicated.


    GNERC WILL CHECK UTILITY COMPANIES OUT OF SCHEDULE TOO

    Along with scheduled audits, unscheduled inspections will be systematically conducted in utility companies operating in regulated sectors, Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulating Commission (GNERC) declared.

    As the Commission said, a special department has been created for this purpose.


    IN 2023, AREA OF CEREAL CROPS IN GEORGIA DECREASED, BOTH OF WINTER AND OF SPRING ONES

    In 2023, area of annual crops in Georgia amounted to 205,200 ha, Sakstat reported (estimation). If compared to 2022, the area has decreased by 4.9%, Georgian statistics service noted.


    IN 2023, GEORGIA’S PRODUCTION OF WHEAT DECREASED BY 6.5%

    In 2023, wheat production in Georgia totaled to 146,600 t, Sakstat reported (estimation). If compared with 2022, the volume has decreased by 6.5%, Georgian statistics service noted.


    IN 2023, GEORGIA’S PRODUCTION OF FRUITS DECREASED BY 16%

    In 2023, fruit harvest (excluding grapes and citruses) in Georgia totaled to 146,600 t, Sakstat reported (estimation). If compared with 2022, the volume has decreased by 16%, Georgian statistics service noted.


    GITA: “MICROSOFT FOR STARTUPS” TO BE HELD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN GEORGIA

    On April 20, Microsoft for Startups event will take place for the first time in Georgia, reports the Agency of Innovation and Technology of Georgia (GITA).

    Key speaker of the Tbilisi event, organized by non-profit organization StrategEast, will be a specially invited guest – Adrian Gheorghe, partnership development advisor at Microsoft, the Agency noted.


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