Issue 4, 2015. August-September

 

AZERBAIJAN ECONOMY WEATHERS FALLING OIL PRICES, WEAKENED CURRENCY

Azerbaijan is one of Georgia's biggest export markets and a major source of FDI. In February the government allowed the manat to lose ...
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AFTER THE FLOOD, TBILISI REBUILDS

The Tbilisi flood created waves of destruction, killing 22 people and decimating the zoo and the highway, as well as scores of homes and businesses. As the city rebuilds, a new ...
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THANK YOU, AMBASSADOR NORLAND!

I want to thank U.S. Ambassador Richard Norland for his strong support of AmCham and of American business interests in George during his tenure here. Since his arrival in 2012, he ...
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NEED A RIDE? USE YOUR SMARTPHONE: TAXIFY GEORGIA

Tbilisi is awash in taxis - from privately owned fleet cars to unlicensed cabs. But a new start-up is tapping into Georgia's love of all ...
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GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGNS FOR GEORGIANS TO TRAVEL AT HOME

The Georgian government is working hard to inspire a new tradition in Georgia: traveling at home. Historically, Georgians have traveled ...
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THINGS TO DO IF YOU ARE STUCK IN TBILISI THIS SUMMER

Georgia is a great country to travel in - small, vibrant and packed full of fascinating places to see. But what if you are stuck in the capital ...
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BITFURY: GEORGIA'S TICKET TO THE WORLD'S "TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MAP"

BitFury, a prominent bitcoin mining company, is putting Georgia at the center of the ...
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2000-2015: GEORGIA AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO)

June 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of Georgia's accession to the WTO as its 137th member. How has this multilateral ...
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SUPPORTING GEORGIA AND MOLDOVA TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE EU INTEGRATION PROCESS

PMCG recently hosted a high-level, two-day knowledge-sharing workshop in Tbilisi with ...
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TSUTISOPELI, CREATING A VIRTUAL VILLAGE TO PRESERVE LOCAL CULTURE

I came across tsutisopeli.com one morning when I got an e-mail from Aurelia Shrenker, who created the site as part of a five-year project ...
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ALIKA RONDELI: A LOST PARADISE

Bloomberg journalist Helena Bedwell recalls one of Georgia's greatest political scientists, Dr. Alexander Rondeli, who passed away in June.
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TEDx TBILISI: GEORGIAN INNOVATION IN 18 MINUTES OR LESS

Tbilisi often seems like a city of visiting experts. Politicians, economists, pop stars: dignitaries of all sorts fly in, offer their words of wisdom ...
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EUROPEAN YOUTH OLYMPIC FESTIVAL 2015: A "HUGE EXPERIENCE" FOR GEORGIA

Georgia continued building its reputation as a destination for sporting events when it hosted its first major international sports festival, ...
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