Georgia

Georgia denies issuing permit for Poti deep-water port project

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest June 2, 2019

Economy minister speaks out after investors warn such a move might cause shelving of flagship Anaklia investment. Plot thickens as observers assess whether Russia and China are influencing developments.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Georgia’s Anaklia deep-water port investment hits potentially terminal trouble as officials back rival

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest and Will Conroy in Prague May 30, 2019

‘Monster shark in the water’ takes form of permit for rival Poti project. Conspiracy theorists will have a field day when presented with the facts.

Zelenskiy returns Ukraine citizenship to ex-Georgia president Saakashvili

bne IntelliNews May 28, 2019

New Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has reversed his predecessor Petro Poroshenko's decision to strip the citizenship held by former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili.

COLCHIS: Media Sustainability in Eurasia: What does the Data Say?

Ashwed Patil of Keshif April 25, 2019

Southeast Europe enjoys a largely free and vibrant press, but an index developed by consultant Keshif shows that the press is coming under pressure and diversity and quality are slipping.

Georgia’s leading commercial bank TBC moves into Uzbekistan

Ben Aris in Berlin April 16, 2019

The biggest bank in Georgia TBC is to arrive in Uzbekistan by buying local payment service Payme. It is acquiring a 51% stake for $5.5mn.

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