Bidzina Ivanishvili

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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 …

Will UNM elect a new chairman?

A former ruling and now the main opposition party of Georgia, ‘United National Movement’ (UNM), has accused some of its activists of spreading false information about the leaders of the party. According to the results of the …

Will Georgian President's powers be limited?

Georgia's President's Advisor Pikria Chikhradze commented rumors about amendments to the Constitution which will reduce presidential powers. She believes that this issue appeared on the agenda because of differences in …

Georgian pre-election thriller

An intrigue of the forthcoming elections is that even if the UNM is not going to win, it will enter the parliament and create a numerous influential faction there.

Burchuladze calls Ivanishvili a ‘liar’

Paata Burchuladze, an operatic bass who leads a four-party election bloc State for People, has slammed billionaire ex-PM and founder of ruling GDDG party, Bidzina Ivanishvili, as a “liar” and …

 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 …