Georgian cameraman dies after attack by far-right, anti-LGBT mob

Neil Hauer in Yerevan July 13, 2021

A cameraman in Georgia's capital of Tbilisi died on July 11 after being severely beaten by right-wing mobs protesting the planned Tbilisi Pride march a week before.

bneGREEN: CEE surfs the green bond wave

Robert Anderson, and bne IntelliNews reporters July 9, 2021

Issuance has been impressive but in some countries green bonds are still to get off the ground, while in others there is a shortage of high-yield, local currency or 'dark green' issues.

Georgia’s headline inflation soars to 9.9% y/y in June

bne IntelliNews July 6, 2021

Georgia’s consumer price inflation came in at 9.9% year on year in June, a major 2.2pp rise from 7.7% y/y in the previous month, according to Geostat.

Rampage by rightwing groups in Georgia against planned Pride March

Neil Hauer in Yerevan July 5, 2021

Georgia's planned Tbilisi Pride march has been cancelled after far-right groups, encouraged by the government and the Georgian Orthodox Church, went on the rampage.

Georgia's Pride Week kicks off with 20 arrested at far-right counterprotest

Neil Hauer in Yerevan July 5, 2021

Georgia’s Pride Week has kicked off amid now-familiar scenes of protests by Georgian church leaders and far-right groups. Despite its progressive economic reforms Georgia remains one of the most intolerant countries in the CIS.

Under half of emerging Europe economies to achieve full recovery in 2021

bne IntelliNews June 29, 2021

EBRD says recovery from the coronacrisis is progressing faster than expected, but many emerging Europe economies won’t return to 2019 levels of GDP until 2022.