Georgia

Tbilisi on edge as Georgians take to streets over rejection of voting reform

Iulian Ernst in Bucharest November 15, 2019

Opposition parties have called for big weekend demonstrations in response to ruling party’s blocking of constitutional switch to proportional representation system in time for 2020 general election.

EBRD: Pace of emerging Europe economic growth slows as global outlook weakens

EBRD in London November 6, 2019

The pace of growth in the EBRD’s emerging economies is slowing on the back of a weaker global economic outlook, and pressure from slower growth in the Eurozone and China, US/Chinese trade tensions and a contraction in world automobile production, acc

Georgia’s Bitcoin mining “sucking its power grid dry”

bne IntelliNews November 6, 2019

Grey economy businesses “patronised by high-ranking officials” have set up in Svaneti region where locals receive free electricity because of the degree of hardship.

Azerbaijani gas ‘won’t flow to EU terminus until at least October 2020’

bne IntelliNews November 1, 2019

Delays reportedly caused in construction of final stretch of 3,400-km Southern Gas Corridor that is to make landfall in Italy.

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.

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