Economics

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Vinitech Innovation Tour begins from Georgia

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French delegation of science and business representatives of winemaking and viticulture sector will visit Georgia on June 12-16. Vinitech Innovation Tour is divided into three main phases: Visiting viticulture and winemaking companies, participation in Winexpo Georgia 2019 exhibition (including BtoB meetings at booth) and the conference with experts participating in it.  International wine fair Winexpo Georgia 2019 will open on June 13 and will be hosted at 11th hall of Expo Georgia Exhibition Centre for 2 days. Five French companies (Fruition Sciences, Ertus, Coup'Eco Viti, Bucher Vaslin,...

Society

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Madonna Eurovision performance in doubt

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Madonna's performance at the Eurovision Song Contest has been thrown into doubt by organisers, who say she has yet to sign a contract for the show. Speaking on Monday, Eurovision's executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand said: "The European Broadcasting Union has never confirmed Madonna as an act." He continued: "If we do not have a signed contract she cannot perform on our stage." The contest takes place in Tel Aviv in Israel on 18 May. Madonna's appearance was announced by her US and UK publicists in April. They said the star was due to play two songs during the interval - one from her new...

Person and Law

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Ulrik Tidestrom: We are following TBC Bank case

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Ambassador of Sweden to Georgia Ulrik Tidestrom said on Friday that diplomats and investors are following the developments around TBC Bank. On February 14 the National Bank of Georgia (NBG) issued a statement giving the shareholders two months notice to remove the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Mamuka Khazaradze and his deputy Badri Japaridze from the Supervisory Board. The NBG says its decision is linked with the cases of “violations of the legislation related to the conflict of interest” in transactions dated 2007-2008. Ambassador Tidestrom refrained from making a comment as...