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Wednesday, February 27 2008, #039 (1555)

Patarkatsishvili’s body returns home

Badri Patarkatsishvili
Family members and friends of Badri Patarkatsishvili gathered at the airport yesterday morning to somberly greet the coffin of the deceased billionaire. (more)

Parliament picks new public broadcaster board

GPB director general Tamar Kintsurashvili
Parliament approved a nine-member non-partisan board of trustees for the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) yesterday, bringing resolution near for a prominent political dispute. (more)

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World Bank report: Georgian population on the decline

The population in Georgia could decrease by as much as 800 000 by 2025, according to a report recently released by the World Bank. (more)

Pensions to increase from March 1

The newspaper 24 Saati reports that from March 1 pensioners will see their monthly benefits increase to GEL 70—ahead of parliamentary elections that are scheduled for late May—in what some commentators say is a vote-winning government tactic. (more)

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“Ramaz Klimiashvili: the opposition will not be able to agree on a joint candidate list for the upcoming parliamentary elections!” (more)

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