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Archive by 2009-04-03
Georgian opposition submitted an application to the mayor's office for conducting a protest action on April 9th 2009-04-03 21:51 According to the document, "on April 9th the opposition parties intend to hold in Tbilisi actions and manifestations with the demand of resignation of Mikheil Saakashvili from the position of the President of Georgia".
Georgian MPs were introduced the biggest investment project 2009-04-03 17:43 Today Lasha Zhvania, the minister of economic development delivered a speech a the joint meeting of the Finance and Budget Committee and Field Economy and Economical Policy Committee of the Georgian Parliament.
Georgia signed a memorandum with the White Stream Pipeline Company Limited 2009-04-03 15:48 Today the memorandum of understanding between the government of Georgia and the White Stream Pipeline Company Limited on the White Stream gas pipeline construction project was signed in the Ministry of Energy of Georgia.
Russian diplomat allegedly attempted on Saakashvili’s life, deported from Latvia 2009-04-03 14:42 Latvian authorities deported Alexander Khapilov, the diplomat from Russia whom in October 2008 the republican channel TV 5 accused of planning an attempt on the life of Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia.
Students’ movement presentation held near Saakashvili’s residence 2009-04-03 12:56 Yesterday several dozens of Georgian students held a presentation of their movement, called Stop.
NATO for restoration of relations with Russia, but maintains its position in regard to Georgia 2009-04-03 12:31 NATO maintains its position in regard to Georgia, but wants to restore relations with Russia, said Robert Simmons, NATO Deputy Secretary General, in his interview to The Kommersant, published today.
Saakashvili: there is no threat of military aggression from the Russian side 2009-04-03 11:19 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, believes that after the meeting of Barack Obama and Dmitri Medvedev “the threat of military aggression for Georgian from the Russian side can be ruled out”. The statement was made after opening the construction of the new power line in village Khelvachuri in Ajaria.
An Azerbaijani lesson in political economics in Tbilisi
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister, Elmar Mamedyarov, assured his hosts on the culmination of his visit to Tbilisi that his country’s cooperation with Russia would in no way prevent business relations with Georgia. This Eastern country does not mix politics with business, and it would be worth the Georgians learning from them.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry warns Saakashvili’s patrons
Mikheil Saakashvili has not learned his lesson after the events of last August and is masterminding a new invasion. This is an opinion of Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Andrey Nesterenko expressed on April 2.
In Georgia it’s like being in Congo
British economists have lumped Georgia in with countries with a low political stability index, such as Congo, Uzbekistan and Greece. This comparison with the African state has provoked stormy discussions. Moreover, nobody thinks that the situation is stable, but those involved in the dispute completely disagree about who is to blame and what effect this has on the economy.
Where will the grenades explode that were lost in Adjara?
Grenades have gone missing from the Georgian army. It’s obviously not just two or three, but a sufficiently large number for reports on this to reach the media. And this during a visit to Georgia by the American military. And in the run-up to the Georgian opposition rallies.2009-04-03 09:50
A reprieve for business – but not for the regime
Ill-fated April with its planned protest actions has now arrived. The authorities are affirming again and again that they will not be stepping down, but they are more than happy to discuss economic issues. That is probably why in the last few days businessmen have started talking about the need for a financial amnesty. Many people think that the tax burdens of previous years are merely putting a brake on business during the crisis. So will the leadership provide an “amnesty” for businessmen or not?2009-04-03 09:49
Authorities and opposition arguing about majority
Oppositional Alliance for Georgia announced the plebiscite results. According to the Alliance’s statement 85% of country citizens call for Saakashvili’s resignation with less than 15% supporting him. The authorities retort this plebiscite is not even a public survey. But the radical opposition that is against any dialogue with the authorities is convinced that from now on according to the plebiscite results its demands are in line with people’s will.
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