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Archive by 2008-12-31
Russia accuses EU and OSCE of inaction in gas blockade of South Ossetia 2008-12-31 15:51 Russia accuses OSCE and the EU of inaction in issue of gas blockade of South Ossetia from Georgian side, RIA Novosti informs, alluding to Russian Foreign Ministry.
Saakashvili pardoned 250 prisoners 2008-12-31 14:22 To the New Year Georgian President pardoned 250 prisoners, Trend News informs alluding to the Ministry of Justice.
Georgian Foreign Ministry: Russia is the source of destabilization in the Caucasus 2008-12-31 14:03 According to Georgian Foreign Ministry, Russia is the source of destabilization in the Caucasus, as it can be concluded out of its attitude to Caucasian peoples, the Echo of Moscow radio station informs.
Georgian Parliament passed budget 2009 2008-12-31 12:34 At yesterday's extraordinary plenary meeting, last in this year, Georgian Parliament passed budget 2009 - 102 votes pro, 13 contra
Earthquake in Georgia: no victims, no destruction 2008-12-31 11:34 In Tsalendzhikhi district (West Georgia) on December 30th Richter magnitude 4.3 earthquake took place, ITAR TASSinforms alluding to the seismologist service of Georgia.
OSCE mission mandate expires today 2008-12-31 11:26 OSCE mission in Georgia mandate expires today, Interfax informs. Previously Andrey Nesterenko, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, claimed that OSCE mandate in Georgia prolongation contrаdicts common sense.
Georgian People’s Defender demands investigation of events of November 7th 2007 2008-12-31 10:28 Sozar Subari, Georgian people’s Defender (ombudsman) demands to establish special parliamentary commission on investigation of events of November 7th 2007. He announced this demand at yesterday’s extraordinary plenary meeting of the Parliament, when he reported of the human rights protection in first half of the year.
2008 in Georgia: some unofficial results
Georgia is summing up 2008 results – unofficially for now. That is why probably they are not very bright. And though the authorities are trying to calm the population down, most experts do not see enough grounds for that.
OSCE mission’s failure
The question of extension of the OSCE monitoring mission in Georgia will not be solved until Europe recognizes Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states. This idea was expressed by Russia’s Ambassador to the Organization Anvar Azimov on December 30.
Saakashvili democratizes the Constitution
On December 26 Mikheil Saakashvili gave a speech in the Georgian parliament with the initiative to reduce his presidential powers. Today the draft of amendments to the Constitution will be discussed by the deputies.
Why do the Americans need Georgian ports?
On 29th December the nuclear frigate USS Taylor arrived in the Georgian port of Poti. The ship will remain there for a few days.
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