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Road Safety Campaign in the Regions
On May 23, demonstration For Your Sake, For Your Safety was organized in Gori. The art school students painted the zebra crossings in Gori. The event was organized within framework of the Road Safety Campaign of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which aims to raise public awareness about the road safety.
“Never Elect Again” – Protest Slogans in Gori
Posters with the photos of the nine deputies of the Gori city council were put up in the public places and underground passages in Gori. Part of the society protests the May 19 decision of the city council to vote for the unification of the municipalities. 13 out of 15 deputies attended the session; nine of them voted for the decision. Among the supporters were the members of the Georgian Dream and Georgian Party, as well as independent members. 
Residents of Skra Village Request Reinforcement of the River Embankment
The Environment Protection National Agency spread information about the exceeded ultimate level of the Mtkvari river on May 21. The level of the river was measured nearby Tbilisi and it showed that the river level had exceeded the limit with 336 centimeters. As the Agency reported, the emergency signals are disseminated in case of exceeded 350 centimeters.
37-year-old man had ribs broken in Signagi municipality police
37-years-old Vladimer Mtchedlishvili was brought to the Signagi district police unit absolutely healthy, without any injuries. But several minutes later, he was placed in the temporary detention setting with bruises on the left eye and hip. In the TDS he called ambulance twice during one night. The medical examination in the hospital revealed that he had 6th, 7th and 8th ribs broken. Vladimer Mtchedlishvili said police officer Giorgi Nozadze beat him in the Signagi police unit.
How the Abkhmeta municipality governor “spares” the budget – removed drinking water fountains in the town and visit in the USA
Akhmeta municipality governor Beka Baidauri ordered to remove all drinking water fountains in the center of Akhmeta to spare the budget but next day he flew to the USA for the 11-day business visit. It was his third visit in the USA on the position of the municipality governor. In total, he visited more than 10 foreign states and some of them several times.
Population Does Not Hope for Government’s Aid
A month ago, the frost destroyed the fruit-garden of Natela Makashvili, resident of Variani village in Gori municipality and the family thought they will get harvest at least from vegetable garden. However, several days ago the hail destroyed the vegetable too.
Zaza Sopromadze: “Only One Ministry Cannot Resolve Problems of Psychic Health”
On May 17, the Public Defender of Georgia organized a working meeting on the issues of psychic health. During his welcome speech, the Public Defender Ucha Nanuashvili said the purpose of the meeting is to discuss the current situation, challenges and future plans in the field of psychic health together with the representatives of the state institutions, civil society organizations and field experts. Ucha Nanuashvili added it is important that not only one ministry worked on the resolution of the problems but the entire state shall start systemic work for the improvement of the situation. 
Self-Government vs Self-Government
Before the issue of establishment of a new municipality as a result of unification of Gori city and Gori municipality councils was put in motion in the municipality council’s session, it was discussed through controversy during the session of the Gori city council. Part of the council members, who were against the unification of municipalities in 2014, demanded the opponents to present arguments why they supported unification of the municipalities now. 
Parliament Passed the Bill on Tobacco Control
“Nowadays, the world is in the global war. The war, which kills 2 million people every year. The war, from which the tobacco industry earns trillions of USD and 35 billion USD profit. Consequently, the industry earns 6 000 USD from every tobacco-killed person. Every year 11 000 people die in Georgia in this war. 3 000 of them (among them 300 kids) had made clear decision not to smoke. Georgia loses half billion GEL in this war every year. Georgia funds medical treatment of the “wounded” in this war with 78 million GEL; "
5 counterarguments why the self-governing cities and towns should not be abolished
Recently, it has been actually publicly announced that the government is going to abolish 7 self-governing cities and towns and reunite the municipalities separated back in 2014.
The Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia has promulgated several arguments over the reasons why it is planning to impose the abovementioned amendments and revert to 2006, when the number of self-governing units in Georgia was narrowed down. 
Public Discussion of the Constitution Failed in Tbilisi
On May 15, the public discussion of the Constitution of Georgia was failed in the Tbilisi Concert Hall. Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia Irakli Kobakhidze said the organization commission will hold a session on Tuesday and decide how to continue the process of public discussions. 
Forgotten by government veterans
Every year, fewer and fewer veterans of the World War II meet the Victory Day. The society receives information about them only on May 9, when the veterans traditionally gather in the Victory Park in Tbilisi and expect the care, attention and support which they lack in the rest of the year. 
Police Investigates Deconstruction of the Christian Chapel in Jokolo Village of Pankisi Gorge
Akhmeta municipality police department is investigating the fact of ruin of Christian chapel in Jokolo village, Pankisi Gorge under the Article 187 of the Criminal Code of Georgia. Resident of Jokolo village Makvala Tsiskarishvili did not confirm with the Pankisi Community Radio that ethnic Kist residents of the village had threatened her with burning the house if the construction of the chapel continues. Different versions of the incident are spread in the Gorge.
Transparency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
On April 25, Transparency International – Georgia and Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) presented the joint survey report Transparency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
August War Impact
On April 25, representatives of Human Rights Center met victims of the 2008 August War in the villages of Vedzisi and Tkviavi in Gori municipality. Human Rights Center defends rights of the war victims in front of the Strasbourg Court and The Hague International Criminal Court. At the same time, Human Rights Center advocates the victim status for those victimized during the war, who have not yet received the status, with the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia.
Population of Koshka Village Request Repair of the Roads

On April 25, residents of Koshka village, which is situated adjacent to the occupation line in Shida Kartli, held a demonstration in front of the Gori municipality administration to request rehabilitation of the village roads. They said because of damaged roads drivers of rout mini-buses went on strike and the villagers also joined them.
Gori Football Stadium Restituted to Its Former Owner
On April 25, based on the decision of the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, Gori Tengiz Burjanadze Football Stadium was restituted to its former owners Mikheil Lursmanashvili and his business partners.  
Government’s Choice between Public Health and Tobacco Business
On April 18, the Parliamentary Committee of Healthcare and Social Issues held working meeting instead the second hearing of the draft law on Tobacco Control. The government requested to postpone the second hearing and the Committee conducted the discussion in informal format. Although the second hearing was postponed based on the initiative of the government and the main part of the meeting was dedicated to the discussion of the government’s remarks about the draft-law, the government’s representatives did not participate in the meeting.
Foreign Minister of Estonia Said the Elections in Tskhinvali Region Were Illegitimate
On April 24, the members of the Estonian Government’s delegation visited the Khurvaleti village in Shida Kartli in the frame of their official visit in Georgia. They studied the situation alongside the occupation line. The Foreign Minister of Estonia Sven Mikser and the delegation members received the information about the situation alongside the occupation line from Kakha Kemoklidze, representative of the State Security Service. The delegation members talked with Davit Vanishvili, 83, whose house is now on the other side of the occupation line. The Foreign Minister of Estonia made a statement to declare his support to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia. Sven Mikser made a remark about the recent elections in Tskhinvali region and said it was illegitimate.
Accusations against Khashuri municipality property management service unit
Zaza Mekhrishvili, a resident of Khashuri municipality, blames the head and two employees of the Economical Service Unit at the Khashuri municipal administration in his verbal and physical assault. Mekhrishvili claims the controversy started after he published a critical post about the property management service unit in the social network.
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Disbelief based on partiality Reality is different
In recent days, Campaign This Affects You has become more active for the society. A new slogan has appeared on the famous label
Fragile Peace in Balkans
Hungry Commission Members and Commission Chairpersons Angry with Observers in Batumi


Forgotten by government veterans
Every year, fewer and fewer veterans of the World War II meet the Victory Day. The society receives information about them only on
Villages of the Hopeless
What happened to Dream of Justice Revival?

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