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Friday, November 20
Tbilisi Concert Hall to host Jordan Belfort’s Master class

Straight Line is the name of the program of the 'The Wolf of Wall Street' – Jordan Belfort – which will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, presented by the Financial Investment Company “Alliance Group Holding”. Tbilisi Concert Hall will host the Belfort Masterclass on 28th of November 2015. Tickets have been available since 22 July 2015 through the website

In the 1990s, Jordan Belfort built one of the most dynamic and successful sales organizations in Wall Street history. During that time, he soared to the highest financial heights, earning over $50 million a year, a feat that coined him the name “The Wolf of Wall Street”. As the owner of Stratton Oakmont, Belfort employed over 1,000 stockbrokers and raised over $1.5 billion and started more than 30 million-dollar-companies from scratch.

He has acted as a consultant to more than fifty public companies, and has been written about in virtually every major newspaper and magazine in the world, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The London Times, The Herald Tribune, Le Monde, Corriere della Serra, Forbes, Business Week, Paris Match and Rolling Stone.

Jordan Belfort is one of the highest rated speakers in the world. He holds 5-6 master classes annually in different cities of the world. Sales managers, marketing leaders, branding experts, business development managers, and management specialists are welcomed on the master class.

Today, his proprietary Straight Line System allows him to take virtually any company or individual, regardless of age, race, sex, educational background or social status, and empower them to create massive wealth, abundance, and entrepreneurial success, without sacrificing either integrity or ethics. (

Number of supporters of EU membership decreases in Georgia

The State Minister of Georgia David Bakradze blames Russian propaganda as one of the major factors in reducing supporters of EU membership. Bakradze said that the government has decided on its approach to counteract the propaganda .

The survey on the EU was published by the Eurasia Partnership Foundation. According to the survey, compared to 2013, the number of supporters for EU membership has decreased from 78 to 61% .

Roughly 24% of respondents are expecting help from Russia, and only 17% have the same expectations regarding the United States. The opposition explains the results of the survey by the inactivity of the government and encouragement of Russian propaganda. (

Opposition activists on hunger strike taken to hospital

Several members of the party Alliance of Patriots were taken to the hospital on Tuesday after beginning a hunger strike ten days ago.

Emzar Kvitsiani, Manana Abuseridze, Lali Khutsishvili and Ada Marshania were brought to Chapidze clinic, while many others continue their hunger strike in front of the government office in Tbilisi.

The protesters were not given the right to set up tents, which is why they have to sleep on chairs despite the cold weather in the capital.

The Alliance of Patriots is an opposition party without representation in Parliament. Members of the party are protesting against the results of the recent by-election in two districts of Georgia, wherein the party’s candidates in both places lost to the Georgian Dream coalition. They demand an 'improvement' of electoral conditions ahead of the upcoming parliamentary election in 2016.

Irma Inashvili, the party’s candidate in Sagarejo, claims that the election was rigged and announced a protest rally on November 21 at government offices.

According to Inashvili, about 100 people are on a hunger strike; about 70 of them are in Tbilisi, with the rest in other parts of Georgia. (

Bernard Kouchner to visit Georgia

The former Foreign Minister of France, Bernard Kouchner, will visit Georgia. As Georgia’s Minister of Health Davit Sergeenko has told reporters, Kouchner has become the head of Georgia’s consultation board, as he is a doctor by background. “Georgian people know him well as he supported Georgia in 2008 as well as in general. But many people do not know that he is a doctor and has implemented great projects in public healthcare,” Davit Sergeenko said.

According to him, Mr. Kouchner has become the head of the consultation board that represents the greatest support.

‘Within the framework of his visit we will have the chance to discuss the basic strategy of healthcare system development. He will also hold meetings with the medical society at large, as well as with students,” Sergeenko said. (

Giorgi Kvirikashvili has met the Euro-chamber President

Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili met Euro-chamber President Richard Weber. Giorgi Kvirikashvili congratulated Richard Weber on his re-election as President of the Organization and wished him success in his activities.

The sides highlighted the ongoing successful co-operation between the Georgian Chamber of Trade and Industry and Euro chamber focusing on new areas of co-operation.

The Georgian Foreign Minister spoke about the results of the second phase of the reform process ongoing in Georgia, including in the economic area. Special attention was paid to the need of reforming Georgia’s capital market and pension system.

The Euro chamber President noted the significant progress that has been achieved in terms of doing business in Georgia. He emphasized the need to increase the level of Georgia’s recognizability in European countries and offered his active support in this regard.

The sides outlined plans to further develop various areas of co-operation aimed at strengthening links between Georgian and European businessmen, as well as at implementing joint business and investment projects. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)