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Compiled by Eter Tsotniashvili
Tuesday, June 17
“Tortladze liked Christian Democratic memorandum”

Kviris Palitra reports that former United Opposition coalition member Gia Tortladze welcomed the Christian Democratic Movement’s memorandum and call on other opposition parties to adopt it:

According to him the document covers issues that the United Opposition has tried to reach agreement with the government on for several months, and Tortladze thinks that the opposition should adopt this memorandum and present it to the government.

“It would be good if other opposition parties join this memorandum,” Tortladze said, adding he hopes the document will help overcome the political crisis in Georgia and contribute to making the next election fairer and more democratic.

“Summer jobs for students—Borjomi’s successful project”

Kviris Palitra reports that Borjomi Company is running a project that aims to give students summer jobs:

The project has been carried out for three years already, and Borjomi gives students a chance to begin working for the company by taking part in sales.

The project is being carried out in all big cities around Georgia: Tbilisi, Batumi, Khashuri Kutaisi and so on.

“Is already three years that we have been carrying out this project—it is very successful and what is most important is that students gain work experience and receive a salary. Also, them working with us is beneficial for the company,” commented Zaza Kikvidze, the director general of Borjomi.

“Media released wrong information about Giorgi Baramidze”

The government has denied reports that vice prime minister Giorgi Baramidze was involved in a car accident recently, Akhali Taoba writes:

Georgian and Russian news agencies reported that the vice prime minister had been in a car accident and that his condition was serious.

However, a different Baramidze had been admitted to hospital, and this confused journalists.

Some news agencies apologized for the mistake.

“An inmate died in women’s prison”

Akhali Taoba reports that a female inmate has died in a Tbilisi prison:

In Tbilisi prison number 5, female prisoner Toma Merabishvili has died, Nana Kakabadze, the head of the NGO Former Political Prisoners for Human Rights said.

She said someone had given Merabishvili and her friend Eka Gardapkhadze medication that made her ill.

“Merabishvili died, Gardapkhadze’s health condition is getting worse, and I also know that Merabishvili had bad relations with the prison management,” Kakabadze said.