Petre Mamradze

Petre Mamradze
Head of the Institute of Management Strategy (Georgia)
 

Margvelashvili named most popular Georgian politician

Margvelashvili named most popular Georgian politician

Georgian President Georgi Margvelashvili topped the rating of political leaders of the country. According to the sociological survey by the International Republican Institute (IRI), 67% of the survey participants are sympathetic …

Europe opens doors for Georgia

Europe opens doors for Georgia

Today, the visa-free regime for Georgian citizens to the European Union comes into force: now, biometric passport holders from Georgia will be able to visit the EU countries with a short visit without visas and move freely in the Schengen …

Georgia in anticipation of  visa-free regime with EU

Georgia in anticipation of visa-free regime with EU

The EU decision to lift visa requirements for Georgian citizens is a joint achievement of the Georgian society, the authorities and Georgia's friends, the country's President Giorgi Margvelashvili said. "I …

Why does Georgia need non-bloc status?

Why does Georgia need non-bloc status?

The opposition party 'Democratic Movement' of the former Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, Nino Burjanadze, appealed to the members of the constitutional commission, demanding to fix non-bloc status of the …

Will Georgia replace its Constitution?

Will Georgia replace its Constitution?

Amendments to the Constitution of Georgia will be made based on the current challenges and taking into account existing international standards, the country's Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said, commenting on the launch …

Georgia 2016: win for Georgian Dream, defeat for lari

Georgia 2016: win for Georgian Dream, defeat for lari

This year in Georgia ends with the win of Georgian Dream in the fight with United National Movement and the biggest devaluation of the national currency, so the country enters 2017 in the not so holiday mood, Georgian experts said in an interview …

What to expect from new Georgian Parliament?

What to expect from new Georgian Parliament?

Today Georgia’s Central Election Commission released a final protocol, summarising the outcomes of  the country’s October’s parliamentary elections.  The Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia gained 115 seats in …

 What does Trump#039s Presidential victory mean for Caucasus?

What does Trump's Presidential victory mean for Caucasus?

The unexpected victory of the Republican candidate, billionaire Donald Trump in the US presidential elections will make little difference to Washington's relations with the South Caucasus, Russian political scientists …

Results of elections in Georgia: depressing picture and quiet life

Results of elections in Georgia: depressing picture and quiet life

The results of parliamentary elections in Georgia have demonstrated a depressing picture of Georgian political field, head of the Institute of Management Strategy Petre Mamradze said today in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza, …

Is Georgia#039s economy on the rise?

Is Georgia's economy on the rise?

The National Bank of Georgia increased its forecast for GDP growth in the country in 2016 from 3% to 3.5%, the President of the National Bank, Koba Gvenetadze, said at today's briefing. "The difficulties in …

Deadlock of the Georgian Military Road: view from Georgia

Deadlock of the Georgian Military Road: view from Georgia

The issue of the Georgian Military Road, which is constantly closed due to the impact of elements, is quite acute for the Georgian government today, but the improving of the road infrastructure, as well as searching of detours is too expensive …

Russia and Georgia to meet in Prague once again

Russia and Georgia to meet in Prague once again

Today in Prague, another meeting between the State Secretary, Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin and Georgian Prime Minister's special envoy on Russia Zurab Abashidze will be held. According to …

How can a new election caign in Georgia surprise us?

How can a new election campaign in Georgia surprise us?

Before the parliamentary elections on October 8th the longest campaign in the country's history has recently started in Georgia. The corresponding decree was posted on the website of the presidential administration. According to …

Why does EU postpone liberalization of visas with Georgia?

Why does EU postpone liberalization of visas with Georgia?

The European Union has recently decided to postpone the visa liberalization with Georgia for some time. In particular, leaders of Europe – France and Germany were against the visa-free regime between the EU and Georgia. "We …

Georgia cancels conscription

Georgia cancels conscription

Next year the Army of Georgia will be based on a professional basis: the conscription will be canceled and the service will become voluntary, Minister of Defense Tina Khidasheli said. …

Georgia wants to keep Western policy and be friends with Russia

Georgia wants to keep Western policy and be friends with Russia

The majority of Georgian citizens (52%) stand for holding the country's pro-Western foreign policy, while maintaining good relations with Russia, the survey conducted by the US National Democratic Institute (NDI) reports. 16% …

 Georgian #039Republicans#039 to participate in elections as independent party

Georgian 'Republicans' to participate in elections as independent party

One of the largest political organizations of Georgia, the Republican Party, which is part of the Georgian Dream coalition party, will participate in the parliamentary elections in autumn independently. "The Republican Party of …

Stir in Georgia around Abashidze-Karasin format

Stir in Georgia around Abashidze-Karasin format

Today President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili made a statement about the necessity to clarify the format of the Karasin-Abashidze dialogue and the formal issuance of it beyond the scopes of political issues. He did …

UN: Armenia and Georgia among most unfortunate countries

UN: Armenia and Georgia among most unfortunate countries

The UN published the 'World Happiness Report', which reviews the state of happiness in the world. Russia took 56th place. Azerbaijan is in the middle of the list with 81st place. Armenia and Georgia are at the end of the rating, occupying …

Europe has become closer to Georgia

Europe has become closer to Georgia

The European Commissioner for Migration Policy Dimitris Avramopoulos announced today that the European Commission has sent a legislative initiative to the European Parliament in order to liberalize the visa regime for Georgian …

Might Tina Khidasheli be dismissed?

Might Tina Khidasheli be dismissed?

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili declared his readiness to take decisive actions if the confrontation within the ruling coalition "Georgian Dream" between the Minister of Defense Tina Khidasheli, a member of the …

 Georgia decides to save on ministers

Georgia decides to save on ministers

The Georgian government can pass a reduction of members. First Vice Prime Minister of Georgia and Minister of Energy, Kakha Kaladze, said in the framework of the optimization of public spending several ministries in the future, …

 Margvelashvili: Georgia makes European choice, but doesn#039t give up on Russia

Margvelashvili: Georgia makes European choice, but doesn't give up on Russia

Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili made his annual report to the Parliament today. PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili and some government members were present in the Parliament chamber. Before starting his …

Kvirikashvili becomes Prime Minister of Georgia

Kvirikashvili becomes Prime Minister of Georgia

President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili has approved the candidacy of the country’s acting foreign minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili for the position of prime minister. "I supported both …

Russia simplifies visa regime with Georgia

Russia simplifies visa regime with Georgia

The decision on visa facilitation for Georgian citizens is coming into force in Russia today, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Starting from December 23rd, 2015, Georgian citizens will be provided with business, work, study ...

Margvelashvili leaves Saakashvili without Georgian passport

Margvelashvili leaves Saakashvili without Georgian passport

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has signed a decree on deprivation of the ex-president of Georgia, governor of the Odessa Region, Mikheil Saakashvili, of his citizenship, the press service of the …

#039Georgian Dream#039 rejects premiums for rating

'Georgian Dream' rejects premiums for rating

Today MPs of the Georgian Parliament approved amendments to the law "On public service" in the first reading, they involve restriction of premiums for senior officials. It is expected that these funds will be used for other purposes, …

Will Saakashvili be sentenced to 30 years?

Will Saakashvili be sentenced to 30 years?

The former president of Georgia, the current Governor of Ukraine's Odessa region, Mikheil Saakashvili, may be sentenced to 30 years in prison by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague - and this is the mildest sentence that awaits him on the case of the five-day war in 2008. After considering the materials provided by the Russian side, it was decided to initiate criminal case and to investigate the events of the five-day war in South Ossetia. At the same time, Kommersant reports that Saakashvili turned to be the main accused in this case.

Will Margvelashvili release Merabishvili, Akhalaia and Ugulava?

Will Margvelashvili release Merabishvili, Akhalaia and Ugulava?

Georgian political experts negatively evaluated the prospects of a pardon of political associates of ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili - Vano Merabishvili, Bacho Akhalaia and Gigi Ugulava - by President Georgi …

Confrontation between parliament and Georgian president ends with Margvelashvili#039s defeat

Confrontation between parliament and Georgian president ends with Margvelashvili's defeat

President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili was forced to sign the amendments to the law 'On the National Bank of Georgia', despite the fact that he still does not agree to the package of laws. The amendments …