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All lights ‘set on green’ for end to Greek bailout, says Luxembourg finance minister

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DEAD SEA RESORT, Jordan (Reuters) – Greece's exit from your bailout program instituted through the euro zone and International Monetary Fund looks set to proceed in August, Luxembourg finance minister Pierre Gramegna said on Friday.

Gramegna is among 19 euro zone finance ministers who’ll meet in the future to hammer out what Greece hopes has to be post-exit policy for substantial help with your debt following eight years of near constant crisis fighting.

The plan could close what’s been an approximate chapter from the bloc's history that at various stages had threatened the way forward for the full euro project.

Speaking to Reuters on Friday following the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's annual meeting, Gramegna said Greece has fulfilled all the demands composed of it by its creditors using a selection of reforms stated in the past several years.

"The economy keeps growing within a satisfactory manner and the primary surplus of the Greek affordability is on top of ab muscles high threshold that is set," he was quoted saying.

Gramegna said "all lighting is focused on green" to seal this difficult chapter of history for Greece and the euro zone.

Access to help with debt ought to be used as incentive and keep Athens motivated which consists of recovery program, he said.

"There are been at the back of your mind that something must be carried out relations to help with debt," Gramegna said.

"There are lots of techniques for accomplishing this and possesses not been decided, even so the principle may be agreed."

He added the fact that euro zone is also aiming to agree a number of broader measures to bolster its crisis fighting systems at its June summit.

"One of the things you can find consensus on is strengthening the part of the European Stability Mechanism (bailout fund) although, not even on the way much to improve it," he explained.

"The next thing there might be consensus on will be the Single Resolution Mechanism," the bloc's bank rescue fund.

Euro zone countries were making a stockpile of greenbacks while in the SRM during the last four years but there’ve really been calls that your backstop is helpful for major emergencies.

Gramegna was at Jordan to the EBRD meeting and said the development bank had seen resistance from most of its 66 government shareholders to intentions to expand coverage into Sub-Saharan Africa.

The EBRD were only available in 1991 lending to former Soviet countries following your end on the Cold War. Today, it offers a superior finance in over 35 economies.

"Enlarging or broadening the scope on the EBRD is not handled rapidly," Gramegna said.

"Our priority could be to strengthen the operations inside the existing countries of operation in case you can find scope (for expansion), well we can discuss it," he stated, also with your budget to utilize balance larger European Investment Bank.

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Quantity of Hired Employees Exceeded Quantity of Self-Employed People Recently

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In line with Mikabadze, that the amount of employed workers exceeded the sheer numbers of self-employed people and share with the overall quantity of employment equaled to 50,8%, ?indicates the increase in the amount of jobs generated from the productive sectors of economy.

\”The lessing of the unemployment rate has resulted in stable economic indicators which were observed within the recent times in Georgia in line the decreased rate of economic increase this particular region. It is crucial that the unemployment rate has reached the lowest mark within the last Many years. Unemployment is decreased both among women and men,\” C Ekaterine Mikabadze said.

According towards Deputy Minister, the unemployment rate among men has decreased by 1,1% totaling to 13,9%, while among women the cell number was decreased by 1,5% and equaled to 11,2. Normally, the number of unemployed in 2018 was decreased by 30,7 thousand people plus the range of employees amounted to ?245,7 thousand person.

According to Ekaterine Mikabadze, the amount of employees in 2018 decreased by 12,4 thousand and 1694,2 thousand. \”A small decline in how many employed people as a result of a decrease in how many self-employed people, and also the quantity of employed workers significantly was increased by 35,9 thousand and amounted to 860,2 thousand people. How many self-employed people was decreased by 48,2 thousand and equaled to 833,4 thousand persons,\” C the Deputy Minister noted.

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Competition on Borjomi Park concept Announced

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Based on the official documentation, the concept includes: long-term vision with the development of Borjomi Central (historical) park, upkeep of historical-cultural function – development; Expansion of park’s perspectives; Growth and development of recreational function; Upkeep of the diversity of flora, if needed, add new species; Landscape design visions; Arrangement of paths, attractions and logistics.

Competition involves 2 stages. Applications is going to be completed on March 15. Inside first stage, the jury will select the best projects. Next the 3 winners shall be revealed by their involvement and public participation. Your second stage will end on April 5.

“Anybody or group playing competition may present the repair in?Borjomi municipality.

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237.5 So many Georgian Citizens are Unemployed

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In 2018 the annual unemployment rate decreased by 1.2 percentage points compared to 2017 and amounted to 12.7 percent.

It must be noted how the downtrend inside the unemployment rate is maintained in the last nine years, furthermore in 2018 unemployment rate reached the minimum level over the past 15?years.

In IV quarter 2018 economically active population constituted 63.6 percent from the working age population (population aged 15 and older). In comparison to the previous quarter, the efficient?activity rate and employment rate decreased by 0.7 percentage points. The employment rate in?urban settlements decreased by 0.2 percentage points compared to the previous quarter plus?rural settlements – 1.3 percentage points. As compared to the previous quarter the commercial activity?rate in rural settlements decreased by 1.6 percentage points, when it\’s in urban settlements remained?unchanged.

Traditionally, the unemployment minute rates are higher for males than women. In IV quarter 2018 the indicator was 2.6 percentage points higher for men when compared to the corresponding indicator for girls.

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