Bidzina Ivanishvili

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 Ivanishvili donates Pirosmani painting to museum

Georgia’s former Prime Minister, multi-billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili has purchased a rare painting by Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani for 629,000 GBP and is donating it to a Georgian National Museum venue …

Rustavi 2 TV Shareholders Lose Appeal in Ownership Dispute

Tbilisi Court of Appeals upheld on June 10th the ruling of lower court in favor of Kibar Khalvashi, who seeks reclaiming shares in the Rustavi 2 TV, which he owned about a decade ago, reports. Natalia Nazgaidze, who chaired the …

EU accuses Georgia of 'democratic deficit'

The European Parliament will continue to examine the issue of liberalizing the visa regime with Georgia this year in October, MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski said after a meeting with President Giorgi …

Ivanishvili spoke about Georgia's future

Former Prime Minister of Georgia, businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili stated that the country's authorities are doing everything possible to normalize relations with Russia.  "The pro-Western course does not …

Tamaz Mechiauri left Georgian Dream

Tamaz Mechiauri, outspoken member of the Georgian Dream, prominent for his anti-NATO statements, left the ruling party, yet retains a post of the chair of parliament’s finance and budget committee until next elections in …

Will Saakashvili return to Georgia?

The ex-president of Georgia and the current governor of the Odessa region, Mikheil Saakashvili, is confident that his team from the United National Movement party will win the parliamentary elections this fall, after which he intends to return to his homeland. "There are two [political] forces: one is related to Bidzina Ivanishvili, the second is related to me, there is no one else at this stage. Everything else is just an imitation," Saakashvili told Rustavi-2 TV channel. According to the ex-president, he intends to return to his homeland after the elections, but he is not going to abandon his mission in Ukraine. "There is no choice between Georgia and Ukraine, the only choice we have is a united bright future," Saakashvili said.

Georgian press review (March 25-31)

What format did the Republican Party choose to participate in the parliamentary elections, and whether Bidzina Ivanishvili and Irakli Garibashvili can return to politics

Georgian media review for March 4-10

The threat of a split the Georgian Dream, the decision of the European Commission on visa liberalization, the hypothetical possibility of a meeting of the heads of the Russian Federation and Georgia