Falina, Bi on Natvlishvili, more barbed wire, BI lectures journalists, Misha at UN, freakish exit visa law pulled, giant new fund with BI’s billion, Misha yells at Bryza, Misha says barbed wire in Samegrelo next, jihad video case, salary increase enters judicial negotiations, Bidzinoba, Margvel at 56%, Dato 12%, Nino 10%, Ilia says vote, Ugulava talks ships, Dream MP Kiguradze is corrupt, Price of the State launch, CEC list of world polling stations, 20 years since Sokhumi fall, fine increase, Khudoni dam in Svaneti, CNN on Georgian biz, wine makers in Kvareli, grape buying, environment laws, grammar police, JumpStart church money poster, tourism rank.

3 thoughts on “TBLPOD3oct2012

  1. The spokesmen of the new $6 billion fund claims that it will invest in agricultural businesses, but given that most of its investors are foreigners, under current restrictions it cannot purchase the farmland required, or invest in any local companies that own farmland. While the Prime Minister claims that the restrictions will soon be relaxed, and that leasing arrangements may prevail in the interim, but it must be an uphill battle to encourage investment in the fund under current circumstances.

  2. The MEME this week comes from JumpStart Georgia’s feradi.info. In Georgia, where 36% of the population is living below the minimum subsistence level, the public agencies give the Orthodox Church valuable gifts worth millions of lari with taxpayers money. The Orthodox Church has also presented valuable gifts to public figures. JumpStart Georgia visualized some of this mutually beneficial State-Church relationship in Georgia. Link: http://goo.gl/nYxKO0


    Petr Hlobil’s article on BankWatch.org about the Khudoni Hydro power plant project in Svaneti. Link: http://goo.gl/VFBzxR

    An article on The Messenger Online about upcoming presidential elections and candidate profiles. Link: http://goo.gl/nz4CKU

    An article on EurasiaNet.org by Paul Rimple, Molly Corso and Justyna Mielnikiewicz about missing people from the Abkhaz war. Link: http://goo.gl/WvBNs0

    TI Georgia’s article about a vacancy for one Commissioner at the Georgian National Communications Commission and the possible risk of a conflict of interests among the candidates. Link: http://goo.gl/byRZvP

    From the 4th to the 6th of October, Tbilisi will celebrate Tbilisoba. There will be a number of musical, cultural and competitive events and performances around the city. For more info, check out Tbilisoba.ge

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