Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Georgia as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Georgia: Russian-style law given initial approval

A “Foreign Agents” Bill – that mirrors one introduced into Russia in 2012 – has now passed its first reading in the national parliament after a chaotic debate in which four Members were removed from the chamber …

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Georgia: Travel agreement with China

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has signed an accord with the People’s Republic of China to allow for mutual visa-free travel between both countries for their citizens …

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Georgia: Widescale false employment in the state sector

The organisation ‘Radio Liberty’ has just undertaken an investigation into the public sector and state enterprises which has unearthed numerous cases of individuals simultaneously holding two or more full-time jobs …

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Georgia: Pay and labour costs in 2021

Data for last year has just been published …

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Georgia: Association agreement between the EU and Georgia

A recent European Parliamentary report has evaluated progress with the Association Agreement between Georgia and the EU …

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Georgia: Wearing face masks outdoors no longer mandatory

The requirement to wear face masks in public has been abolished …

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Georgia: Union wins substantial wage increase

A revised collective agreement for 2021-24 has been concluded in the glass manufacturing sector …

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Georgia: Visa rules

Those whose visa expired earlier this year may be relying on the declared policy of the government to permit them to stay until 31st December 2020 …

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Georgia: Remotely from Georgia

Under the recently launched Digital Nomad Visa program, “Remotely From Georgia”, technically skilled workers from 95 countries, including Canada, UK and USA, may apply to live and work in and from this Caucasian (former USSR) state, for at least 360 days without a conventional work visa …

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Georgia: Sweeping labour reforms go ahead despite opposition from business groups

This Caucasian (former USSR) state has long aspired to join the European Union …

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Georgia: Average monthly nominal earnings of employees

Over the year to Q1 2020, average gross monthly pay in the Black Sea state of Georgia increased by 10 …

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Georgia: Organic Law of Georgia on Occupational Health and Safety

It has been 6 months since the new organic health and safety law came into force, and many criticisms made at the time of its introduction are now evident …

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Georgia: Earnings statistics – Q2 2019

The pay gap between men and women in the black-sea country of Georgia continues to be high …

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Georgia: Changes to the residence permit

The new Law on Aliens is now in force …

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Georgia: Earnings statistics Q4 2018

Over the year to Q4 2018, average gross monthly earnings increased by 5 …

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