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Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Prepared by Messenger Staff

Public Defender Levan Ioseliani Meets with EU Ambassador Pawel Herczynski

Public Defender of Georgia Levan Ioseliani and the First Deputy Public Defender Tamar Gvaramadze met the Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia Pawel Herczynski.

According to the Public Defender office, the meeting covered the state of fulfillment of the measures and obligations to be implemented for Georgia's accession to the European Union, and discussed the role of the public defender in this direction.

"The parties also talked about the expected results of the implementation of the Law on Transparency of Foreign Influence, the condition of those arrested and injured during the protests against the law, including those still in pretrial detention, and the progress of the study of their cases by the Special Investigation Service.

The ambassador of the European Union was also interested in the observation mandate of the Office of the Public Defender at the parliamentary elections and the prevention of the harmful practice of using hate speech during the pre-election campaign," the information reads.

Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze Discusses Economic Growth During Government Meeting

Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Kobakhidze stated at the government meeting that the economic growth rate of 9% was recorded during the first four months of 2024.

"As for the state budget, as you know, we have high economic growth. A 9% growth rate was recorded in the first four months. All this gives us the opportunity to increase the budget. In the future, appropriate changes will be included in the budget and this year we will have 360 million GEL. This growth will be distributed essentially in such areas as health care, education, culture, defense as well as regional development. It is very important to maintain the existing economic growth rate, to accelerate the growth even more, which directly affects the budget, and these data are a very good example of this," said the Prime Minister.