Five ministers fired, two re-assigned

Five ministers fired, two re-assigned. The Messenger For the first time since taking office, a government reshuffle took place on July 21. Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili fired five ministers and moved two others into other duties. Gharibashvili stressed that the changes were created after Georgia’s signing of the Association Agreement (AA) with EU.

Five ministers fired, two re-assignedThe Messenger

For the first time since taking office, a government reshuffle took place on July 21. Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili fired five ministers and moved two others into other duties. Gharibashvili stressed that the changes were created after Georgia’s signing of the Association Agreement (AA) with EU.


Big dams, big damage, and little benefit: Georgia’s hydropower plans

Big dams, big damage, and little benefit: Georgia’s hydropower plans. Green By Blue Georgia is blessed with water and with mountains, the ideal combination for hydropower. For supporters of Georgia’s hydropower projects building an additional 100 dams in the country (as the Government suggests) will secure Georgia’s future energy needs and earn much needed revenue. But …

Big dams, big damage, and little benefit: Georgia’s hydropower plansGreen By Blue

Georgia is blessed with water and with mountains, the ideal combination for hydropower. For supporters of Georgia’s hydropower projects building an additional 100 dams in the country (as the Government suggests) will secure Georgia’s future energy needs and earn much needed revenue. But is Georgia’s government sacrificing the country’s natural assets for little return; and by focusing almost exclusively on hydropower is the Georgia closing the door to the real economic, social and technological benefits of sustainable renewable energy?


WATER AND CONCRETE: THE GATES OF SVANETI – THE CAUCASUS THAT WILL BE LOST FOREVER

WATER AND CONCRETE: THE GATES OF SVANETI – THE CAUCASUS THAT WILL BE LOST FOREVER. cycloscope.net Cycling the Georgian Caucasus to reach Kaishi, the village that should be flooded by the Khudoni mega-dam project. For our third bicycle touring reportage attempt, we finally got some local contact. Thanks to the Georgian ONG Green Alternative and its spokesperson, Dato Chipashvili,

WATER AND CONCRETE: THE GATES OF SVANETI – THE CAUCASUS THAT WILL BE LOST FOREVER. cycloscope.net

Cycling the Georgian Caucasus to reach Kaishi, the village that should be flooded by the Khudoni mega-dam project. For our third bicycle touring reportage attempt, we finally got some local contact. Thanks to the Georgian ONG Green Alternative and its spokesperson, Dato Chipashvili,


Court orders review of Sakdrisi Gold Mine cultural status

Court orders review of Sakdrisi Gold Mine cultural status. The Messenger A court decision has annulled a Ministerial decision to suspend Sakdrisi Gold Mine’s status as a historical monument. 

Court orders review of Sakdrisi Gold Mine cultural status. The Messenger

A court decision has annulled a Ministerial decision to suspend Sakdrisi Gold Mine’s status as a historical monument. 


Court orders review of Sakdrisi Gold Mine cultural status

Court orders review of Sakdrisi Gold Mine cultural status. Agenda.ge A court decision has annulled a Ministerial decision to suspend Sakdrisi Gold Mine’s status as a historical monument. The Sakdrisi Gold Mine, one of the oldest gold mines in the world, could have the title reinstated after Tbilisi City Court overturned Ministry of Culture’s legal act …

Court orders review of Sakdrisi Gold Mine cultural statusAgenda.ge

A court decision has annulled a Ministerial decision to suspend Sakdrisi Gold Mine’s status as a historical monument. The Sakdrisi Gold Mine, one of the oldest gold mines in the world, could have the title reinstated after Tbilisi City Court overturned Ministry of Culture’s legal act to remove the mine’s status as a place of cultural importance, which was imposed in 2013.


Court faults Georgia’s lifting of mine’s protected status Environment

Court faults Georgia’s lifting of mine’s protected status Environment. Democracy & Freedom Watch Tbilisi City Court on Friday canceled a decision by the Culture Ministry to remove the protected area status of Sakdrisi, an ancient gold mine which archaeologists say has more than 5,400 years old traces of humans.

Court faults Georgia’s lifting of mine’s protected status Environment. Democracy & Freedom Watch

Tbilisi City Court on Friday canceled a decision by the Culture Ministry to remove the protected area status of Sakdrisi, an ancient gold mine which archaeologists say has more than 5,400 years old traces of humans.


Greens and Gold Don’t Mix

Greens and Gold Don't Mix.  Institute for War and Peace Reporting  Protesters are trying to stop work on a gold mining project that threatens to destroy a prehistoric site. They have camped out for more than a month in Kazreti, a village in the Bolnisi district of southeastern Georgia, the location of the Sakdrisi gold mine – …

Greens and Gold Don't Mix.  Institute for War and Peace Reporting 

Protesters are trying to stop work on a gold mining project that threatens to destroy a prehistoric site. They have camped out for more than a month in Kazreti, a village in the Bolnisi district of southeastern Georgia, the location of the Sakdrisi gold mine – said to be the world’s oldest – which contains many prehistoric artifacts and has never been fully explored.


EU-Georgia Association Agreement.

EU-Georgia Association Agreement. Committee on European Integration of the Parliament of Georgia (youtube) EU-Georgia Association Agreement. Title VI – Other Cooperation Policies. Explained by Manana Kochladze, Green Alternative. Video is prepared by the Committee on European Integration of the Parliament of Georgia with the support of the EU Delegation in Georgia and the United Nations Development Programme …

EU-Georgia Association Agreement. Committee on European Integration of the Parliament of Georgia (youtube)

EU-Georgia Association Agreement. Title VI - Other Cooperation Policies. Explained by Manana Kochladze, Green Alternative. Video is prepared by the Committee on European Integration of the Parliament of Georgia with the support of the EU Delegation in Georgia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


RAGE OF MKINVARI

RAGE OF MKINVARI. Georgian Journal The Minister of Energy Kakhi Kaladze does not connect the reasons of the Dariali gorge catastrophe to the construction of the Larsi HPP. Independent experts abstain from a direct evaluation until the investigation is finished. 

RAGE OF MKINVARIGeorgian Journal

The Minister of Energy Kakhi Kaladze does not connect the reasons of the Dariali gorge catastrophe to the construction of the Larsi HPP. Independent experts abstain from a direct evaluation until the investigation is finished. 


Six still missing after massive landslide in Georgia

Six still missing after massive landslide in Georgia. Environment Democracy & Freedom Watch 12 Turkish citizens were rescued out of a tunnel, while two drivers of trucks that were caught in the landslide were brought to safety.Interior Minister Alexandre Chikaidze said Tuesday that salvage crews have not been able to find any of the six who are …

Six still missing after massive landslide in Georgia. Environment Democracy & Freedom Watch

12 Turkish citizens were rescued out of a tunnel, while two drivers of trucks that were caught in the landslide were brought to safety.Interior Minister Alexandre Chikaidze said Tuesday that salvage crews have not been able to find any of the six who are missing. The search had to be suspended on Monday due to bad weather.


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