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Geneva Talks co-chairmen discussed security issues in Tskhinval 2009-03-31 17:45 Today in Tskhinval the co-chairmen of Geneva Talks discussed the mechanisms to ensure security in the region, announced Pierre Morel, the head of the EU delegation. According to Morel, the mechanism on incident prevention implies weekly meetings of the experts from the sides, information exchange and holding extraordinary meetings in case of necessity.
USN frigate arrived in Batumi 2009-03-31 17:02 The USN frigate Klakring entered Batumi port today and will stay for a 4-day friendly visit. It has been the first ship to visit Georgia this year – ITAR TASS.
EU and UN start three new projects in Georgia 2009-03-31 16:11 The EU and the UN start implementation of the new projects in Georgia, presented today in Tbilisi Marriott hotel.
Burjanadze: authorities prepare to use force against the protest action 2009-03-31 15:56 The negotiations of the opposition and the government of Georgia can be devoted only to the President’s resignation, stated Nino Burjanadze, the opposition Democratic Movement-United Georgia leader in her today’s interview to The Kommersant on the threshold of the April 9th protest actions – ITAR TASS.
Georgian army confined to barracks? 2009-03-31 13:29 Since April 5th the manpower of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia will be confined to barracks, Interfax informs alluding to Georgian mass media.
Greece: OSCE mission should be preserved 2009-03-31 12:29 Greece, the chair country of the OSCE, makes all the attempts to preserve the Organization mission in Georgia, stated Yorgos Koumoutsakos, the Foreign Ministry of Greece spokesman - RIA Novosti.
Georgia to send 100 peacemakers to Afghanistan 2009-03-31 12:28 In nearest future Georgia will send 100 peacemakers to Afghanistan, stated today Grigol Vashadze, the Foreign Minister of Georgia, who arrived in the Netherlands to participate in the international conference on Afghanistan – ITAR TASS.
Abkhazia and South Ossetia are invited to PACE Bureau meeting 2009-03-31 11:22 Luis Maria de Puig, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe chairman, invited the representatives of South Ossetia and Abkhazia to participate in PACE Bureau meeting devoted to normalization of the dialog between Russia and Georgia.
Mikheil Saakashvili held a meeting with the U.S. Armed Forces general 2009-03-31 10:49 In Monday evening Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, held a meeting with the Vice Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General James Cartwright.
Georgian opposition not caught on the hook
Mikheil Saakashvili regrets about the methods he used for driving Nino Burdzhanadze out of the game. Broadcasting videos about acquisition of arms could intimidate investors. This is how the president started his long-expected dialogue with opposition. But the 9 April initiators see the new approach as a baited hook.
Sukhumi’s diplomatic offensive
The special representatives of the UN, EU and OSCE – Johan Verbeke, Pierre Morel and Charalampos Christopoulos – who have arrived in Sukhumi on a working visit, have met with the Abkhazian Foreign Minister, Sergey Shamba (pictured), to discuss the upcoming round of Geneva talks. At the meeting, Sukhumi defined its position: firstly a new mandate for the UN mission needs to be adopted, and the Geneva consultations need to be made part of this mandate or an accompanying mechanism.
The patriarch warns that Georgia is at the end of its tether
Georgia has frozen in anticipation of the April rallies. Now people in Tbilisi reply to the question – how are things? – by saying: We’re waiting for 9th April. At the same time, neither the regime nor the opposition intends to make any concessions. On 29th March the opposition presented its tactic for fighting the regime – to strive for regime change with their bare hands, without any weapons. The ruling majority warns: “the opposition is creating the threat that the political processes could get out of control”. The situation in Georgia has become so strained that the most influential body2009-03-31 15:00
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