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Archive by 2009-05-29
Today is the last day of pre-poll campaign in South Ossetia 2009-05-29 18:47 Party activists are staging rallies in all the 4 regions of South Ossetia and in the capital, Tskhinval.
Opposition to change its representatives at negotiations with Saakashvili 2009-05-29 17:38 According to Beselia, all the opposition forces are unlikely to agree to let their interest to be represented by the same people who did at the first meeting with Saakashvili.
Rows of mock prison cells to appear around Georgia 2009-05-29 17:08 Opposition has no intention to remove all the mock prison cells from central streets and squares of Tbilisi, but will “update” them for summer, said Mamuka Katsitadze, one of the New Rights party leaders, at the rally near sakrebulo.
USA halted arms supplies to Georgia - mass media 2009-05-29 16:03 "The Obama administration is caving to the Russians," one U.S. official said. "It means that we're letting the Russians control U.S. foreign policy interests."
Meeting on incident prevention is being held in Dvani 2009-05-29 15:45 The topic under discussion is issues of organizing further meetings on incident prevention and provision of security in the zone adjacent to the border of South Ossetia and Georgia. The work of the hotline on the sides’ cooperation will also be considered.
Georgia and the EU discussed possibility to establish a free trade zone 2009-05-29 15:24 According to the Ministry’s, special attention was drawn to opportunity to establish free trade zone between Georgia and the EU.
Italy ready to become mediator between Georgia and Russia 2009-05-29 14:27 The Georgian leader, is staying in Italy with informal visit , in his turn declared the wish of Tbilisi for approximation with Europe.
Authorities and opposition to discuss formation of Constitutional Commission 2009-05-29 13:06 Today another meeting of representatives of authorities and opposition aimed to decide the order of formation [number and members] of the state commission on constitutional reform.
Opposition deranged sitting of sakrebulo 2009-05-29 12:21 According to Tamar Jincharadze, the sakrebulo spokesperson, decision to cancel the sitting to avoid “possible tension” was made when messages of the plans to picket the building arrived.
Meeting on incident prevention to be held in Georgia 2009-05-29 12:00 Another meeting in the framework of the incident prevention mechanism, agreed in the course of Geneva Talks, will be held today in Dvani [Kareli region].
Russia declined Georgia’s accusations in blackmailing the UN 2009-05-29 11:46 Vitaliy Churkin, the Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, made a statement in which he declined the accusation of blackmailing Ban Ki-moon while preparing the report on the renewed mandate of the UN mission in Caucasus, drawn by his Georgian counterpart Alexander Lomaya.
MIA explained the incident near the Parliament 2009-05-29 10:33 The Ministry of the Interior Affairs of Georgia explained the incident near the Parliament occurred yesterday.
Clash near Parliament last night 2009-05-29 10:32 Last night, when the rally near the Parliament building was practically over, and the concert of Utsnobi [Georgi Gachechiladze] must began, an incident occurred near the Parliament, in Purtseladze street.
Raul Khadzhimba’s special role
Vice President of Abkhazia has announced his official resignation. He has distanced himself from head of state Sergey Bagapsh in order to try his fortune at the presidential election for the second time. The voices of those opposed to the government will be divided at least between two oppositionists, Khadzhimba and businessman Beslan Butba.
Benetton’s bad form in the eyes of Tbilisi
As GeorgiaTimes found out recently, the people in Abkhazia chuckle over the Georgians’ late reaction to the clothing store opened three weeks ago by the world-famous Italian company Benetton at the Sukhum quay. The staff of the four stores opened in Tbilisi by the same company went “on vacation” in protest. The reason is that Benetton’s Turkish partner had not applied to the Georgian authorities for an approval. The scandal has reached the international level, threatening the Turkish-Georgian relationship.
All in the hands of the UN Security Council
On May 27 UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy Johan Verbeke presented Ban Ki-moon’s report on South Caucasus to the UN Security Council. Vitaly Churkin heading the Russian delegation reported the document might become the basis for the future resolution on the UN mission’s new mandate in Georgia and Abkhazia.
Georgian opposition between life and death
“A civil parade” instead of a military one, an unprecedented demonstration with 100 thousand participants, picketing railway – this is how Georgia celebrated the Independence Day this year. But May 26 2009 failed to become an epoch-making day, as the opposition leaders had promised. Moreover there is a split overhanging the ranks of the opposition. Will the schism subdue the protest wave or the country will keep burning with the fever of rallies? Georgy Khutsishvili, a Georgian politologist heading the International Center for Conflict and Negotiation, answered our questions.2009-05-29 16:36
Temporal affairs and mayor’s activities
The opposition changed its tactics and the scene. This time the Mayor’s office was the target. Here in the center of Tbilisi opposition supporters held a few hours’ protest action on May 28. The apotheosis was throwing eggs at the city administration building façade. The Patriarchate explained that on May 26 it had remained neutral trying to dissipate the tension.
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