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Thursday, February 3
Georgia’s Finance Minister meets reps of leasing companies

Georgia’s Finance Minister Kakha Baindurashvili met with the representatives of leasing companies introducing a new leasing concept. A new legal database will be formed on the basis of the concept, 24 Hours reports.

Baindurashvili said that leasing-related legislation needs further development. Joint efforts will be made together with leasing companies in order to provide a relevant legal database.

“Foreign experts will also be involved in the process. We are aiming at sector development in Georgia. It will enable us to make cheaper purchases of relevant equipment which will ultimately support initial businesses. It refers especially to rural, medium and small entrepreneurs resulting in facilitation of doing business in Georgia overall”, Baindurashvili said.

A draft law will be drafted after the consultations. The document will be finalized in the MOF and National Bank and will then be sent to Parliament for adoption.

The minister said Georgia’s government would provide energy vouchers until the end of February. According to him, the Social Subsidies Agency is working on the issue and the budget totals over 20 m GEL.

“The required sums for the Program will be allocated from the reserve funds and no budget adjustments will be needed”, the Minister stated.

The population will be able to transfer their vouchers to others if they are willing to do so.

Georgia’s government will give 20 GEL energy vouchers to every single family within the sidelines of anti-crisis measures.

Free Democrats introduced police-related project to veteran law enforcers

Free Democrats introduced the “Protected Citizen – Protected Policeman” project to veteran law enforcers, 24 Hours reports. The meeting was held at the party office. The author of the Project Levan Izoria presented the Project himself.

As Izoria told journalists prior to the meeting, Free Democrats are interested in veteran policemen’s opinions about depoliticizing the police. The latter remains the key problem in Georgia.

“The only way out from this authoritarian regime is the project draft that we have devised. We consider that political figures including the Interior Minister shouldn’t be connected with professional services like police and security”, Izoria said.

The police-related project draft has already been introduced to representatives of the diplomatic corps, experts and NGOs.