Wednesday, July 18This year, the Georgian government expects around $1 billion to enter the country as foreign direct investments (FDI). The first quarter was quite promising as $269 million entered the country which is far more than the investment support last year. However, some independent analysts challenge such optimism. First of all, European countries are in deep financial crisis because of the problems in Euro zone. Secondly, there are not many attractive projects underway to create favorable conditions for the investor. In addition the pending elections are also a factor in the investment climate of Georgia. No one knows what the result will be. Lastly, there is the ongoing Russian occupation of Georgian territories that also affects the investment in Georgia.