life in Caucasus

 Pensions increased by GEL 20 in Georgia

The pension will rise by GEL 20 in 2019 and reach GEL 200 (more than $ 75.1). Monthly pension amounts are proposed to increase by GEL 20 in 2019, and again by GEL 20 in 2020, marking a total GEL 40 increase, Sputnik Georgia …

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Mandatory vehicle inspections introduced in Georgia

Mandatory vehicle inspections started in Georgia in January 2018 to test the road worthiness of vehicles before they are allowed to continue driving on roads. Vehicle testing is being launched step-by-step and the inspection of all …

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Explosive pyrotechnics seized in Aktau

According to the results of the raid conducted by the Aktau Emergency Management Department in cooperation with the police, dangerous pyrotechnic kits were found and seized on the market of Magash LLP. The pyrotechnics was sold by the …

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Chavchavadze Avenue in Tbilisi to be upgraded in 2019

Ilia Chavchavadze Avenue in central Tbilisi will be upgraded in 2019, Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze said at the Tbilisi City Assembly meeting, which approved the city budget of 927,600,000 GEL for 2019 yesterday. Kaladze …

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Bakhtadze: poverty is Georgia's main enemy

Georgia's Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said that Georgia is facing two painful challenges – poverty and unemployment. According to him, everyone wants the country to be without poverty, where …

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Armenia named 'country of the year' in UK

The British weekly newspaper Economist has named Armenia as the country of the year, saying the South Caucasus nation has a "chance of democracy and renewal" after street protests led to a peaceful change of government. …

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Number of Baku population revealed

The number of Baku’s population reached 2,273,900 people, increasing by 11,300 people since the beginning of 2018, the Baku Statistics Department said. "The density of population per square kilometer is 1062 people," …

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Baku to host 6th charity fair 'Cold hands, warm heart'

The Nargis Fund will hold the 6th charitable fair 'Cold hands, warm heart' on the Baku Fountain Square from December 1 to January 6, 2019. The concept of a charity fair this year will be different from previous ones and will …

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 Armenia’s regulator fines Veolia Jur $20 thousand

Armenia's Public Service Regulatory Commission decided to fine Veolia Jur, a subsidiary of France’s Veolia Generale des Eaux that is the sole water distributor in Armenia, the regulator reports. The company has to pay $20,600. …

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Georgian citizens' debts to be annulled

The bank debt of over 600,000 Georgian citizens, including those on a so-called ‘black list’ will be written-off, Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said. "Almost 95% of debts of the …

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