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Special monitoring group to inspect labor safety in Georgia

Special monitoring group to inspect labor safety in Georgia

Working conditions at Georgia's high-risk enterprises will be inspected by a special monitoring group. This order was issued by the Ministers of Economy and Healthcare, Giorgi Gakharia and David …

Leyla Aliyeva attends entertainment program for children with special needs

Leyla Aliyeva attends entertainment program for children with special needs

The Heydar Aliyev Foundation has organized another entertainment program for children deprived of parental care and children with Down Syndrome. The event, which marked the 94th anniversary of the national leader Heydar Aliyev, involved …

Kazakh security forces to receive higher salary

Kazakh security forces to receive higher salary

In Kazakhstan, the official salaries for the servicemen of the Ministry of Defense, National Security Committee, National Guard and State Security Service will be raised, starting from July 1,  President Nursultan Nazarbayev said. …

Rally for worker rights in Tbilisi

Rally for worker rights in Tbilisi

A large-scale May Day march is held in Tbilisi. The participants of the rally demand to improve the working conditions and labor code of Georgia. The representatives of trade unions, students' association ‘Auditorium 115’ and the …

Almost 100 thousand people leave Georgia in 2016

Almost 100 thousand people leave Georgia in 2016

According to the National Statistical Service, 3 million 718.2 thousand people live in Georgia, as of January 1, 2017, which is  0.1% less than a year earlier. "The decline in the number of people was affected by the …

Mercedes Benz named most popular car in Georgia

Mercedes Benz named most popular car in Georgia

Georgia's Interior Ministry has published the list of most popular cars in the country. According to the published data, Mercedes Benz was the most popular car in 2016. In total, 1.2 million cars were registered in Georgia …

Dimitar Ganchev: Azerbaijan has made great progress in copyright protection

Dimitar Ganchev: Azerbaijan has made great progress in copyright protection

Over the past decade, Azerbaijan has come a long way in terms of copyright protection, the director of the Creative Industries Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Dimitar Ganchev said, …

Leyla Aliyeva visits special boarding schools for physically disabled children

Leyla Aliyeva visits special boarding schools for physically disabled children

Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva has visited special boarding schools No 12 and No 2 for physically disabled children. Leyla Aliyeva met with children and viewed conditions at the boarding …

Georgia prefers economy to politics

Georgia prefers economy to politics

According to residents of Georgia, the main problems in the country are unemployment (47%) and the economic crisis (24%), and the least - health care and drug prices (0.5%), the sociological survey by the International Republican Institute (IRI) …

Armenian prisons announced most dangerous in Europe

Armenian prisons announced most dangerous in Europe

Armenia has the highest rate of mortality in prisons among all European countries, say the results of the Council of Europe annual statistical study of the European countries’ penitentiary systems. The report, issued on March 14, …

Azerbaijani prisoners pardoned by Ilham Aliyev freed

Azerbaijani prisoners pardoned by Ilham Aliyev freed

In Azerbaijan, 45 prisoners pardoned by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev have been freed from serving the remainder of their prison sentences in the Garadagh district of Baku, including 14 women.  …

 Bob Walsh street to appear in Tbilisi

Bob Walsh street to appear in Tbilisi

One of the streets of Tbilisi will be named after the American businessman Bob Walsh. Georgian Prime Minister Georgy Kvirikashvili addressed the relevant proposal, explaining that Walsh was the first US businessman, who showed interest in …

Musa Musayev heads subbotnik in Makhachkala

Musa Musayev heads subbotnik in Makhachkala

Today, a traditional spring subbotnik was held in Makhachkala, in which Musa Musayev, the mayor of the city, took part, armed with rakes to clean one of the districts of the capital of Dagestan. Also, the first subbotnik of this year in …

US State Department: press freedom often violated in Georgia

US State Department: press freedom often violated in Georgia

The freedom of speech and the media are often violated in Georgia, the 2016 report on human rights practices, published by the US Department of State, says. "Parliament’s failure to select all eight members of …

Azerbaijan#039s commission for social and economic issues outlines plan of action for 2017

Azerbaijan's commission for social and economic issues outlines plan of action for 2017

The tripartite commission for social and economic issues has held a session in Baku, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Azerbaijan said. The commission discussed its working plan and regulation for 2017, abc.az …

Ilham Aliyev orders to increase minimum monthly wage

Ilham Aliyev orders to increase minimum monthly wage

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to increase the minimum monthly wage to 116 manats starting from January 1. The Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan was instructed to solve the issues emerging from the order, …

Food products prices increase in Armenia, but petrol prices decline

Food products prices increase in Armenia, but petrol prices decline

Petrol prices in Armenia in December 2016 were down by 18.7% in comparison with December 2015 and diesel fuel price was down by 22.4%, the National Statistical Service said.  According to the NSS, petrol price in 2016 December was …

Construction of pumping station in Makhachkala to be completed in six months

Construction of pumping station in Makhachkala to be completed in six months

The pumping station in Makhachkala will be built in June of this year, the Ministry of Construction of Dagestan informed. It is specified that the main purpose of this station is to bring the quality of drinking water supplied through …

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 …

Margvelashvili promises to protect Georgians with disabilities

Margvelashvili promises to protect Georgians with disabilities

Today, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili  published a statement on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. "The law of nature is that instead of a single …

Moscow and Baku agree on pensions and labor migration

Moscow and Baku agree on pensions and labor migration

Azerbaijan and Russia will sign two bilateral agreements on cooperation in the spheres of pension provision and labor migration, the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Azerbaijan’s Population Salim Muslimov said at …

 Employees of Nairit plant hold protest rally in Yerevan

Employees of Nairit plant hold protest rally in Yerevan

Former employees of the rubber plant Nairit shut down a central Yerevan highway on Thursday morning as a sign of protest against unpaid salaries. The crowd demands the salary debts be paid along with the due fines and duties. Policemen …

Azerbaijan starts to live according to new Constitution

Azerbaijan starts to live according to new Constitution

Constitutional amendments came into force in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan’s Central Election Commission on Tuesday passed a decision to wrap up the final count of vote at the constitutional referendum held in the country on September 26, …

Georgia introduces German model of education

Georgia introduces German model of education

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili is appealing to students to study at the country’s vocational institutions, which now offer "totally renewed” approaches and guaranteed employment after studies. …

Yevkurov dissatisfied with state of tourism industry in Republic

Yevkurov dissatisfied with state of tourism industry in Republic

Today the head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, said that the tourism cluster in the Sunzha and Jeirakh municipal areas has been slower and less extensive than planned. Answering the question about the reasons of …

#039Literary Ark 2016#039 festival to be held in Armenia

'Literary Ark 2016' festival to be held in Armenia

'Literary Ark 2016' festival will be held in Armenia from September 18 to 28, organizers of the event informed. Literary Ark International Festival is a portal of writers, literary experts, readers, as well as of those who are …

Economic Freedom Report: Georgia ranks 5th in world

Economic Freedom Report: Georgia ranks 5th in world

Georgia is now one of the top five most economically free countries in the world, according to a new report by the Fraser Institute. The annual Economic Freedom of the World report, released earlier this week by the public policy …

Super modern hospital opens in Ingushetia mountains

Super modern hospital opens in Ingushetia mountains

Today, a new hospital was opened in the village of Galashki of the Sunzha District of Ingushetia. The medical establishment was built on the site of the former building, which was in the emergency state. …

David Sergeenko elected to WHO’s executive board

David Sergeenko elected to WHO’s executive board

Georgia’s Minister of Health, Labour and Social Affairs David Sergeenko has been elected as a new member of the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO).  For the next three years Georgia’s David …

Gas and electricity prices can be reduced in Armenia

Gas and electricity prices can be reduced in Armenia

Armenia’s newly appointed prime minister Karen Karapetyan called for revision of natural gas and electricity prices. Speaking at a government session Karapetyan asked the Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC), the …