Saturday, 25 February 2017
Archive by 2009-02-12
The president of Georgia presents his report in the Parliament 2009-02-12 18:38 The annual speech of the President in the Parliament started with a 30-minute delay. The speech is being broadcasted by several TV channels of Georgia live.
Russia explained its position on OSCE mandate in Georgia 2009-02-12 18:00 The Russian side commented upon the decision to prolong the mission of OSCE military monitors in Georgia up to June 30th 2009.
Finland to allocate Georgia 2 mln euro for environment protection 2009-02-12 16:34 Finland to render Georgia 2 mln euro financial assistance to Georgia, as it was agreed at today's meeting of Georgi Khachidze, the Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia and Petri Olavi Salo, Ambassador of Finland.
Shashkin headed the interdepartmental commission on democratic reforms 2009-02-12 15:24 According to the decree, signed today by the Georgian PM, Dimitri Shashkin, the Minister for Penitentiary, Probation and Legal Assistance was officially appointed the head of the new interdepartmental commission for democratic reforms.
Russian embassies established in Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-02-12 14:02 Vladimir Putin, the PM of Russia, signed an order on establishment of Russian embassies in the republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in 2009.
Russia and South Ossetia to sign an agreement on border guarding 2009-02-12 14:00 Russia intends to sign an agreement on joint guarding of the borders with South Ossetia in nearest future , says the comment of the Foreign Ministry of Russia concerning the information on intentions of South Ossetia to construct, with the assistance of Russia, a special barrier into the perimeter of the border with Georgia. – PRIME TASS.
Glukhov's mother persuades her son to return 2009-02-12 11:50 Mother of Alexander Glukhov, the Russian sergeant, who left his military unit and is now staying in Georgia, hopes to meet her son in nearest days and explain him that after his return to Russia he will not be persecuted.- RIA Novosti.
President of Georgia to be present at the debates 2009-02-12 10:36 Today Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, will not only present his annual report on the situation in the country to the Parliament, but will also be present at the debates on his report and will answer the question of the MPs, stated Davit Bakradze, the Speaker of the Parliament, after consultations with the representatives of parliamentary majority, opposition and government.
The opposition is again insisting on a parliamentary republic
Former prime minister Zurab Nogaideli, leader of the opposition “Movement for a just Georgia”, has again proposed restoring a parliamentary republic in the country. According to him, “the era of leaders” in Georgia needs to end.
Ban Ki-Moon’s Caucasian Diplomacy
The UN Security Council discussed a possibility of the mission’s mandate extension in South Caucasus. The closed consultations were held in the organization’s headquarters in New York on February 10.
Constitutional monarchy as a panacea for Georgia
Many opposition politicians in Georgia hope that in about 15-20 years time, the country will finally be able to return to the traditional form of rule which proved itself to be successful for centuries – a constitutional monarchy. The wedding between representatives of two branches of the Bagrationi royal dynasty, which took place last Sunday on 8 February in the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, has given them grounds for these hopes.
Russia revives the air-defence shield for itself and its partners
Russia is continuing to strengthen its positions in the South Caucasus and Central Asia. After the expulsion of the American military base from the Kyrgyz airport of Manas and the creation of the Collective Rapid Response Forces under the CSTO, Russia’s Air Force has declared its intention to revive the United Air-Defence System for CIS countries, which at the moment exists only on paper.
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