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The News in Brief

Monday, May 13
By Nika Gamtsemlidze

Deutsche Welle: People deported from Germany to Italy, Albania, and Georgia in the first quarter of 2019

According to Deutsche Welle, a German public international broadcaster, in the first quarter of 2019, 5613 people were deported from Germany.

According to the data, most migrants were deported to Italy, Albania, and Georgia. 400 people were deported to Maghreb countries.

During the same period in 2018, 6235 people were deported from Germany, while throughout the year the number was 24 thousand.

Law on the brutal treatment of animals are set to become stricter

Law on the brutal treatment of animals is becoming stricter. Using animals for experiments will be punished with a fine or imprisonment for a year while killing them will be punished with a fine or imprisonment for one to two years.

The amendments to the Criminal Code, with the new Law on Domestic Animal Welfare, will be submitted to the Parliament for discussion on May 13.

NGOs prepared the draft law for animal protection. Project initiators are MPs: Kakha Kuchava, Zaza Khutsishvili, Otar Danelia, Endzela Machavariani, Giorgi Gachechiladze, Koba Lursmanashvili, Sulkhan Makhatadze, Gogi Meshveliani, Levan Koberidze, and Giorgi Khatidze.

PM: 'It is hard to hear that the income of teachers in Georgia is lower than the average salary'

During his speech at the festival, Teacher – a guide to Europe, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Mamuka Bakhtadze talked about the future of Georgian Education.

As he said, his initiative on the Education Reform is being discussed in the Parliament. It ensures that 6% of the budget will be spent on education: “It will be an obligation of any government for the next decades. One of the goals of the reform is to make the profession more prestigious.” said Bakhtadze during his speech.

“I strongly believe that the society that does not appreciate the role of teachers will not only find it hard to survive in the 21st century, but will also won't able to keep its past.” noted PM.