IWPR contributor in Georgia
Vote for mayors and municipal councillors may choose the country’s political direction.
Once a key economic driver, the sector has been hard hit by Covid-19 and political turbulence.
Rally cancelled after scenes of mob violence by counter-protestors.
Tbilisi looking at ways of ensuring anti-retroviral therapy remains available for those who need it.
Continuing discord comes after government tried to act as impartial mediator.
Policy shift towards community care has not extended to children with disabilities.
Cut-price medication for many patients, and free treatment for the prison population.
Swanky cars and iPhones for government staff seen as excessive at a time when money is tight.
Campaigners say temporary shelters all well and good, but more concerted welfare programme is needed.
Revenue shortfall requires swift solutions, but officials say welfare won’t be slashed.