Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Archive by 2009-04-10
Opposition leaders are coming to hold a meeting with Saakashvili 2009-04-10 18:48 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, proposed the opposition leaders to hold a meeting and discuss the problems.
Opposition worked out the plan of disobedience action 2009-04-10 18:20 In response to his statement, Levan Gachechiladze, one of the opposition leaders, claimed that stating with today, 6 p.m. the national disobedience in the capital will be held. Every day opposition supporters will gather in 3 places: in front of the Parliament, in front of the Public TV, and on the highway leading to the President’s residence, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Burjanadze proposed Saakashvili debates in live air 2009-04-10 17:48 At today’s opposition rally she said: “I propose Saakashvili TV debates in live air; let him tell how he leaded the country into a dead end, why didn’t he fulfill the promises he gave to the people".
Georgian authorities promised not to use force against rally participants 2009-04-10 17:37 Georgian authorities promise not to use force against opposition supporters if their actions are peaceful and rally participants do not break in the state organizations’ buildings, stated Georgi Baramidze, the Vice Prime Minister, in the air of Imedi TV company, but at the same time highlighted that the leadership of the country doesn’t intend to comply with the demands of the opposition.
Georgian opposition starts the action of civil disobedience 2009-04-10 16:46 The anti-presidential rally resumed today in the afternoon. Many people, approximately dozens of thousands, came to the Parliament building to 3 p.m.
Peter Semneby and Grigol Vashadze discussed situation in the country 2009-04-10 16:14 Today Peter Semenby, the EU special envoy in South Caucasus, and Grigol Vashadze, the Foreign Minister of Georgia held a meeting.
Georgian opposition resumes the rally in front of the Parliament 2009-04-10 15:49 Georgian opposition resumes its anti-presidential rally in front of the Parliament.
Saakashvili again urges opposition to dialog 2009-04-10 14:19 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, doesn’t intend to step down before 2013 and again urges the Georgian opposition to dialog. It was the essence of his today’s statement at the signing ceremony of the memorandum for constructing Paravani hydro power plant, held in the President’s Chancellery .
Saakashvili mentioned he won’t resign 2009-04-10 13:44 Today he announced that in the times of his leadership, “in four nearest years” a new hydro power plant will be built – the first one since Georgia’s gaining independency.
The USA recommends Americans to abstain from trips to Georgia 2009-04-10 12:07 “American citizens currently in Georgia are urged to continue to review their personal security situations and to take appropriate action to ensure their safety. Given the recent upheaval in Georgia, American citizens should take precautions in case of an increase in violent crime. Demonstrations can occur without notice and even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational
Rallies to support Georgian opposition to be staged in several countries 2009-04-10 11:03 According to the Conservative party of Georgia, a rally to support the Georgian opposition will be staged near the Council of Europe [Strasbourg] at 2 p.m.
Georgian authorities refused to call early elections 2009-04-10 10:50 "Saakashvili think the same as in previous days", he said in his interview to The Alia, published today, and in this way reminded: the president repeatedly said that he doesn’t intend to resign before the end of his presidential term in early 2013.
Violence against protest action participants last night in Tbilisi 2009-04-10 10:35 Last night in Tbilisi unknown people committed a reprisal against the protest action participants. According to Georgian mass media, the incident occurred at about 11 p.m. when the Why? movement members were coming home.
Georgian banks in wait for actions by government
Fitch Ratings international agency placed Long-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) of 4 Georgian banks on Rating Watch Negative (RWN) following yesterday's transition of Georgia's sovereign Long-term foreign and local currency IDRs on RWN too. The state that until recently evaded the problem of non-performing loans started discussing possible cooperation with banks in the run-up to the protest rallies.
The story of an American massage on a Georgian stud
In Tbilisi the confrontation is continuing between the opposition, which has finally united for a “final and decisive battle”, and the “disgrace of Georgia”, whom opposition supporters of all colours and tendencies have decided to join forces to wipe out.
April in Tbilisi: another rally and ultimatum. What next?
Thousands of people have taken part in protest actions in Georgia. They were timed to coincide with a tragic date: 20 years ago, on 9th April 1989, an anti-government rally was broken up, and 20 people were killed. This event effectively instigated the collapse of the USSR and became the starting point for Georgia’s modern history. The organizers of the current rallies believe that 9th April 2009 will also be the start of a new era in Georgia’s history.2009-04-10 16:17
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