Expert Opinion
16 August, 2012
16 August, 2012

Interview with Mamuka Areshidze, political scientist

 

Everybody and everything in Georgia are in possession of pre-election fever. The authorities being under time pressure because of Ivanishvili’s unexpected appearance in politics can’t cope with issuing fines or other sanctions. It seems they hope in Saakashvili’s team that victors are not judged… We are talking about the peripety in Georgian politics with political scientist Mamuka Areshidze.

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12 July, 2012
12 July, 2012

Why didn’t Saakashvili have face-to-face meeting with State Minister?

Against the background of recent appointment/sacking process conducted by the authorities, UN General Assembly’s resolution on Georgia was left beyond public attention. With this issue we began our interview with Mamuka Areshidze, an expert of Caucasian issues:

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05 July, 2012
05 July, 2012

Appointment of currently former Minister of Internal Affairs Vano Merabishvili to the post of Prime-Minister of Georgia overshadowed nearly all other recent political events. Is it promotion of Vano Merabishvili or downgrading of his power? We put this question on the top of issues discussed in our interview with political expert Soso Tsiskarishvili.

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07 June, 2012
07 June, 2012

Expert Ramaz Sakvarelidze on Mrs. Clinton’s visit to Georgia

We began our interview with expert Ramaz Sakvarelidze with recent hullabaloo about National Exam Center. We’ll remind you that Dimitri Shashkin, Minister of Education of Georgia sacked Maia Miminoshvili, head of National Center.

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03 May, 2012
03 May, 2012

Interview with Khatuna Lagazidze, political scientist

After MP Jondi Bagaturia, from the Parliamentary rostrum put under doubt the correctness of recognition of Circassian genocide and spoke about the genocide of Armenians, Azeri Suleimanov, a majority MP from Marneuli called Jondi Bagaturia an Armenian and ‘Bagaturian’ and threw a Vaseline tube at him. We are discussing last week’s important events with political scientist Khatuna Lagazidze.

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26 April, 2012
26 April, 2012

Interview with philosopher Zaza Shatirishvili

Based on the information submitted by Ministry of Finance and Economy of Ajara, ‘International Transparency – Georgia’ concluded that last year Ajara Government through direct selling, for symbolic price alienated 52 objects.

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08 March, 2012
08 March, 2012

 

Interview with Mathias Huter, Austrian expert of ‘International transparency - Georgia’

Activity of NGOs and media has shown that with coordinated and uncompromising work, results can be achieved even in Georgia. From time to time the readers will learn the point of view of representatives of this sphere. Today we offer an interview with Mathias Huter, Austrian expert of ‘International transparency – Georgia’. He has been working in Georgia for more than two years and has more or less familiarized himself with Georgian way of life.

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01 March, 2012
01 March, 2012

Last week three Georgian soldiers fell victim while fulfilling their peacemaking  mission in Afghanistan. Last week we also learned some strange news: the Justice House in Tbilisi is allegedly being built by hired 150 Chinese laborers. For the performed work they get GEL 70 a day. God save us from xenophobia but while by official data over 60 % of population is unemployed, such management of construction, to put it mildly, is not clear. We discussed these and other important issues of the last week with Ramaz Sakvarelidze, a political scientist:

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23 February, 2012
23 February, 2012

Interview with Kakha Kakhishvili, an expert of election technologies, political scientist

Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia seems strained indeed but he stubbornly doesn’t mention the name of his main rival Bidzina Ivanishvili, the newly-come-to-politics billionaire. We discussed in details the issues of home and foreign affairs with Kakha Kakhishvili, an expert of election technologies, political scientist.

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16 February, 2012
16 February, 2012

Together with approaching elections the political life in Georgia is becoming more interesting. Control Chamber has already displayed desire to check NGOs. Newly-come-to-politics billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili has become more active. With expert Iago Kachkachishvili we discuss the processes undergoing in Georgia.

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