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Archive by 2009-05-08
EU, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Egypt signed a declaration on Nabukko 2009-05-08 18:28 According to some diplomatic sources, at the energy summit in Prague the EU failed to reach the expected “political support’ of the project, as they have information that Kazakhstan, Turkmenia and Uzbekistan didn’t sign the declaration.
Opposition cancelled picketing roads 2009-05-08 18:10 Georgian opposition cancelled the previously planned action of picketing roads and agreed to have a meeting with David Bakradze, the Speaker of the Parliament, said Salome Zourabishvili [Way of Georgia party leader] after the discussion in Democratic Movement-United Georgia party office.
Protest action was held near the Ministry of Healthcare 2009-05-08 17:56 Equality Instutute NGO staged a rally near the Ministry of Labour, Healthcare and Social Protection of Georgia. The participants held posters urging the minister to bring Mikheil Saakashvili under medical examination.
Opposition is ready to negotiate with Bakradze on the issue of meeting Saakashvili 2009-05-08 17:15 “Now the issue of forming the group to meet Bakradze and discuss the meeting with Saakashvili, is considered in Nino Burjanadze’s party office", Katsitadze.
Georgian opposition to protest till May 26 2009-05-08 16:17 Georgian opposition which has been staging anti-presidential protest actions, today informed Tbilisi Mayor’s Office of prolongation till May 26.
The accused of attempted murder of Vano Merabishvili is sentenced 2009-05-08 15:48 Tbilisi city court sentenced Koba Melikidze, charged of the planning the attempted murder of the Interior Minister, to 2 moths of pretrial incarceration.
Opposition insists on the dialog with the President 2009-05-08 14:54 "We will meet David Bakradze just to give him our formal answer – we demand the meeting with the President", said Salome Zourabishvili, the Way of Georgia leader.
Kobaladze was sentenced to months of imprisonment 2009-05-08 14:17 Tbilisi city court sentenced Koba Kobaladze, the ex-commander of the National Guard of Georgia, was sentenced to 2 months of pretrial incarceration. He is charged of plot aimed to overthrow power by violence – RBC.
Bakradze is ready to negotiate with opposition today 2009-05-08 14:05 David Bakradze, the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, stated he will wait for non-parliamentary opposition for negotiations today.
Saakashvili: Georgia becomes an institutional part of Europe 2009-05-08 12:24 Admission to the program means Georgia gets a chance for setting a free trade regime with the EU, these are new investments into the country, simplified visa regime for Georgian citizens entering the EU countries, the President said. In his view, it is a very important step forward.
The Council of Europe Secretary general worries about the situation in Georgia 2009-05-08 12:23 “I appeal to everyone to act with restraint and responsibility. Politicians, whether they are in government or opposition, should understand that the escalation of tension is not in the interest of Georgia and its citizens”.
Opposition gave Saakashvili 3 days 2009-05-08 11:12 Opposition leaders presented another ultimatum to Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia.
MIA claimed caught two spies 2009-05-08 10:44 Last evening in Georgia Colonel Irakli Batkuashvili, the ex-diplomat and ex-military attaché of Georgia to NATO was detained over the charge of espionage, reported Onise Mebonia, his attorney.
Georgia negotiates on simplification of visa regime with the EU 2009-05-08 10:26 Georgia will also start negotiations with the EU on the free trade regime as soon as possible., he said and explained that the European Commission members visited the country and presented the corresponding report.
Opposition plans one more mass protest action on May 9th 2009-05-08 09:53 On May 9th, right in one month after the beginning of the protest actions, opposition plans to stage one more mass protest rally near the Parliament, opposition leaders said at today’s rally near the legislative body building.
Tbilisi might become a city of long term construction projects
Managers of another Georgian construction company have thrown their hands up: non-repayment and overdue credits are putting brakes on the started construction projects. Real estate prices continue to drop, for there is hardly anyone to afford new dwelling in the period of crisis.
Haber ill at ease in a tent?
The second meeting of South Ossetia, Georgia, Russia and EU representatives on Incident prevention mechanism scheduled for May 7 did not take place as was stated by RSO President’s Representative for post-conflict settlement Boris Chochiev.
Battle in Tbilisi far from a tragedy
Last night’s scuffle between the police and opposition worked itself out. Three activists that had been detained a day before and who made protesters “assault” the patrol police HQ in Tbilisi are released. Opposition leaders wounded by rubber bullets and beaten policemen are undergoing treatment in hospital.
“Fathers and sons”: a political conflict
After the victory of the “rose revolution”, the Georgian analysts in their contemplations over the background of the past events have discovered a conflict of “fathers and sons”. A revolutionary triumvirate, Saakashvili-Burjanadze-Zhvania, comprises the followers of Grey Fox, as Eduard Shevardnadze was nicknamed. Five years later, a conflict between the grown-up followers and the tutors that have turned grey resulted in their deadly struggle.
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