Thursday, 23 February 2017
Archive by 2009-03-19
One more opposition union established in Georgia 2009-03-19 18:03 Today in the Party of the Future office the presentation of the Alliance for Freedom took place. The new Alliance comprises the Party of the Future (leader Gia Maisashvili), the Freedom (Konstantin Gamsakhurdia), the Traditionalists' Union (Akaki Asatiani) and Women's Party (Guguli Magradze).
Russia will not renounce recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia for Georgia 2009-03-19 17:41 Russia doesn't intend to renounce recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia - even for dialog with Russia, stated Andrey Nesterenko, the Foreign Ministry of Russia spokesman, commenting upon the statement of the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament.
Russia exerted no pressure on Minsk in the issue of Abkhazia and South Ossetia recognition 2009-03-19 16:57 Russia exerted no pressure on Belarus in regard to the issue of recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, stated Nina Mazai, the chairperson of the Committee for International Affairs and National Security of the Council of the Republic (upper chamber of the Parliament) – RIA Novosti.
Opposition against Tengiz Kitovani’s joining the April 9th action 2009-03-19 16:01 The Georgian opposition campaigns against of Tengiz Kitovani’s, [the ex-Minister of Defense of Georgia], joining the protest action of April 9th and advises him to stay away from the participants of the rally, stated Bidzina Gujabidze, one of the leaders of the Conservative party.
Bakradze for dialog with Ossetians and Abkhzians, but within Georgia 2009-03-19 15:29 David Bakradze, the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, is for the dialog with Ossetians and Abkhazians. “There is no such problems between Georgians and Abkhazians, between Georgians and Ossetians, that could not be solved within the state of Georgia", - ITAR TASS.
Action of collecting signatures for Saakashvili’s resignation starts today in Georgia 2009-03-19 13:23 The action of collecting signatures for calling early presidential elections starts today in Georgia. This action was initiated by the opposition Alliance for Georgia - The Vzglyad.
President of Georgia to participate in the European People’s Party meeting 2009-03-19 12:31 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, departs for Brussels to participate in the meeting of the European People’s Party – Rustavi 2.
Bakoyannis to campaign in Tbilisi for OSCE monitoring mission prolongation 2009-03-19 11:47 The OSCE chairperson, the Foreign Minister of Greece, Dora Bakoyannis intends to campaign in Tbilisi for prolongation of the Organization monitors’ presence in the region, stated yesterday Georgios Kumutsakos, the Foreign Ministry of Greece spokesman – ITAR TASS.
Final meeting with NATO experts conducted in the Ministry of Defense of Georgia 2009-03-19 11:06 NATO experts finished their visit to Georgia and yesterday evening conducted the final meeting in the Ministry of Defense. Their interlocutors were Vladimir Chachibaya, the First Deputy Minister of Defense and Georgi Muchaidze, the Deputy Minister of Defense.
Alliance for Georgia to participate in April 9th action 2009-03-19 10:19 Alliance for Georgia will join the rest of the opposition and will surely participate in the April 9th protest action in front of the building of the Parliament, stated Irakli Alasania, the leader of the Alliance at yesterday’s meeting with district offices chiefs.
Azerbaijanians of Georgia seek protection in Europe
A delegation of World Azerbaijanis Congress (WAC) came to Georgia to find opportunities to solve problems of their compatriots. Like Armenians they complain about tacit oppression and prosecutions. A political background is evident in recent detention of the head of National Assembly of Azerbaijanians of Georgia (NAAG) Dashgyn Gyulmamedov.
News from the Georgian fields
Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili started his working week with an inspection of farmland around Tbilisi. A month ago he called the development of agriculture the main instrument for tackling unemployment during the crisis. The government has launched several programmes in this sector of the economy, however their implementation leaves a lot to be desired.
Nabucco: Russia and Europe switch priorities
The Nabucco gas pipeline from Central Asia to the EU, which eventually should reduce Western Europe’s dependence on Russia, is viewed as anti-Russian by Georgia. Admittedly, recently Mother Europe invited Russia to join the project. Gazprom declined. Have grounds emerged for Georgian politicians to be optimistic?2009-03-19 21:54
“Reboot” starting from Georgia?
The USA and Russia start “rebooting” relations as stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the NATO Council meeting in Brussels. It was where resumption of NATO-Russia relations was given official go-ahead. Tbilisi repeated a mantra that “in spite of “the reboot” the USA “will keep providing full support to Georgia”. But reality makes Tbilisian strategists cool down their optimism.
Tbilisi: the return of the “former ones”
Changes are once again afoot in Georgia. Parliament square is again holding a rally. Behind the political scenes passions are boiling over. People are intending to make their second coming onto the public stage who seemed to have been long behind cast aside as “former ones” by the revolutionary wave. Following the former defence minister Irakli Okurashvili, another minister, also defence, is roaring back to Georgia – Tengiz Kitovani.
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