Georgia’s booming, little regulated gambling industry doubled in size during 2018

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest October 11, 2019

Most casinos located in Batumi, known as “The Las Vegas of the Black Sea”, just half an hour from Turkey from where it draws droves of customers.

Public’s perception of direction Georgia is taking most negative in almost a decade

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 23, 2019

In six months, percentage of survey respondents saying country is headed in wrong direction increases to 49% from 38%.

Putting concerns about Georgian FDI in context

Eurasianet September 20, 2019

When a major infrastructure project ends, aggregate foreign investment can drop. That doesn’t mean the economy is heading south. Flows of foreign direct investment into Georgia have fallen 54% but that's ok

Opposition MPs boycott vote as “Moscow's man” Gakharia is made Georgia’s PM

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 9, 2019

Decision to make controversial interior minister the new prime minister set to fuel tensions in the run-up to next year's general election.

Georgia’s PM resigns, says he “fulfilled my mission”

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest September 3, 2019

Speculation that Mamuka Bakhtadze’s departure is related to intrigue surrounding nation’s flagship infrastructure project, Anaklia deep-sea port.