Editorial

The FINANCIAL -- From December 2013 to January 2014, a consortium composed of TNS Opinion SA, Kantar Media SA, Particip GmbH and GORBI conducted the autumn 2013 EU Neighbourhood Barometer as part of the “ENPI Regional Communication Programme 2011-2013: Opinion polling and media monitoring,” on behalf of the European Commission’s Development and Cooperation Office, Europe Aid (Unit ...

The FINANCIAL -- Over the past decade, Georgia has undergone dramatic changes. A colored revolution ushered in a pro-Western regime, resulting in serious efforts to combat institutional corruption ...

The FINANCIAL -- On May 2, 2014, the Georgian parliament unanimously passed the law on the elimination of any form of discrimination. The stated objective of the law is to ensure that any physical or ...

The FINANCIAL -- In the first part of this article (available on the homepage of The Financial and the ISET Economist Blog), I described some of the adverse incentives resulting from a social welfare ...

The FINANCIAL -- During my morning shower, I like to think about Georgia’s economic prospects and how the country should ...

The FINANCIAL -- One day in my village, I saw our neighbors carrying TV sets, refrigerators, parabolic antennas, and washing machines out of their house. Soon I found out that they were hiding all ...

The FINANCIAL -- Speaking with managers of companies operating in Georgia, one frequently hears complaints about a lack of certain specialists in the Georgian labor market. ...

The FINANCIAL -- Until very recently Russia was considered by many foreign companies a somewhat difficult but promising country for investment, a “land of opportunity” that perhaps ...

The FINANCIAL -- The conclusion of the Association Agreement (AA) with the European Union was euphorically acclaimed by Georgian media as well as political and economic decision makers. Part of the ...

The FINANCIAL -- Until recently, Coca Cola was the only manmade product with the greatest reach across our planet. No matter the political regime, religion or the distance from the nearest bottling ...

The FINANCIAL -- In Georgia, employment is often found not through prevailing in fair, orderly selection processes, but through personal connections. This is a well-known fact almost nobody denies. ...

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