Friday, 28 April 2017
Archive by 2009-04-30
Abkhazia accuses Georgia in piracy 2009-04-30 18:41 Zaur Ardzniba, the head of the Abkhazian Steamship company regarded Georgia's actions on detaining trade vessels in neutral waters as piratical ones, which contradict international maritime and humanitarian right.
Laborites leader was not allowed into a closed area 2009-04-30 18:11 The Ministry of Defense of Georgia called Shalva Natelashvili’s statements of the threats from some armed people in military uniform wrong.
Exercise under the aegis of NATO is an important component of Georgia’s European and Atlantic integration 2009-04-30 17:50 The exercise under the aegis of NATO, planned for May 6 -June 1 is "an important component of the process of the European and Atlantic Integration of Georgia," stated today David Sikharulidze, the Minister of Defense of Georgia.
Foreign Ministry of Georgia presented its condolences over the tragedy in Baku 2009-04-30 17:00 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Georgia expressed deep condolence over the tragedy occurred today in the capital of Azerbaijan.
Georgian embassy confirmed: Georgian citizen fired in Baku academy 2009-04-30 16:39 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Georgia expressed deep condolence over the tragedy occurred today in the capital of Azerbaijan.
Opposition leaders held a meeting with diplomatic corps representatives 2009-04-30 15:31 Today in the European Commission office non-parliamentary opposition leaders held a meeting with the representatives of diplomatic corps accredited in Georgia.
Medvedev called NATO exercise in Georgia an overt provocation 2009-04-30 14:01 "NATO exercise planned in Georgia – no matter how we are persuaded to think opposite –is an overt provocation. Exercise must not be conducted where the war was", said the President at the ceremony of signing agreements on joint efforts in guarding the state border with the leaders of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
PACE regards early presidential elections in Georgia as unreasonable 2009-04-30 13:41 At the same time, in its final document the Council of Europe accepts the right of citizens to express their position in regard to the government. CE parliamentarians also worry about the opposition forces of Georgia’s belief that the power can be shifted only with the help of rallies and demarches, but not as a result of normal democratic processes.
PACE may punish Russia with sanctions for South Ossetia 2009-04-30 12:41 He said that for the Russian delegation the situation in South Ossetia was the main topic of the spring session. In his view, the discussion was more constructive as PACE focused on humanitarian, not on political aspects.
Moldavia will not participate in NATO maneuvers in Georgia 2009-04-30 11:37 Cooperative Longbow 09/Cooperative Lancer 09 exercise under the aegis of NATO will be conducted in Georgia from May 6th to June 1st in the framework of the Partnership for Peace program.
Laborites claimed armed assault on their leader was attempted 2009-04-30 10:56 “About 20 unknown persons in military uniform surrounded the Laborites leader and pointed automatic guns at him," Gugava said. "Owing to timely and well-coordinated actions of Natelashvili’s guard and people escorting him, firing from the side of the assaulters was prevented", he said.
Public figures to replace opposition members in Rustaveli Avenue 2009-04-30 10:17 Rally on Saturday to be started at 5.30 p.m. (local time) in Rustaveli Avenue will be lead by public figures – instead of opposition members, stated David Magradze, the poet and the active participant of rallies, after the meeting in Courtyard Marriott hotel.
Unjust trials in Georgia
The Court of Tbilisi rejected to examine the claim of Kibar Khalvashi, now an emigrant in Germany, on compensation for the “expropriated” property. Today the businessman’s lawyer lodged the same claim to Strasbourg. In early April the Georgian court allowed the authorities to auction deep-in-debts Art Group Company that used to belong to Khalvashi.
On April 28 the Georgian politicians were summoned to church for repentance by Ilia II. After the nation-wide prayer of repentance the Catholicos Patriarch met with the opposition leaders. And though today the authorities and opposition were as close to dialogue as ever, the protest rallies go on.
David Bakradze’s secret veche
European diplomats are again calling the Georgian opposition and the country leaders to the negotiating table. However, the street confrontation never moved off dead center. A new target for criticism is the Speaker of Parliament David Bakradze, who declares to have held negotiations with the leaders of some oppositional parties.
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