Daily Memo: Georgia’s PM Resigns, UK Workers Ready for More Losses

Georgia's defense minister already looks set to take the prime minister's place.

Georgia on their minds. Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia resigned on Thursday, citing his failure to reconcile the country’s political differences. The Georgian Dream party has unanimously thrown its support behind Defense Minister Irakli Garibashvili to replace him. The foreign ministers of Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan have since postponed a trilateral meeting that was scheduled for Feb. 19. The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi issued two statements calling for restraint from violence and a peacefully negotiated solution to the political crisis. A member of the European Parliament noted that Georgia finds itself at a crossroads and that the question of integration with the rest of Europe is at stake. British unemployment. About 2 million British workers, or approximately 10 percent of the workforce, were unemployed or fully furloughed for half of 2020. It is estimated that the number of workers on full or partial furlough rose from 4 million to 4.5 million between December and January. However, this is lower than the peak of 9 million receiving wage subsidies last spring with the initial lockdown. Many of these workers expect they will lose their jobs in the next three months, according to a survey by the Resolution Foundation. A separate poll […]

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