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Archive by 2009-06-05
Maestro TV channel accused the authorities of exerting pressure 2009-06-05 18:54 Independent cable TV Maestro accused the National Commission of Georgia on Communications in deliberate procrastination of the issuing satellite broadcasting license.
Opposition demands to recall the Georgian ambassador to the UN 2009-06-05 17:53 Claims to Lomaya were uttered today in the Foreign Ministry, where the joint sitting of parliamentary committees for foreign relations and European integration was held. The Foreign Ministry presented the report on the Geneva Talks and the situation on the UN mission in Georgia prolongation. The UN plans to publish the resolution on Georgia on June 15th.
Moldavian monitors at South Ossetian elections called on the authorities to recognize it 2009-06-05 16:54 "We received evidence that polling at the elections in South Ossetia was held in accordance with the international electoral standards. Now, when they legitimacy is confirmed, is a suitable moment for recognition of the independency of the republic by Moldavia. It is not just reasonable, but necessary, moreover it will be merely accepting the fact", Tulyantsev believes.
Georgia’s National Commission on Communications adjourned the meeting 2009-06-05 16:02 The National Commission on Communications of Georgia postponed the meeting, planned for today. The information of the adjournment was posted at the official site of the company.
Minsk doesn’t intend to “bargain” over the issues of recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-06-05 15:11 Belarus will decide upon the issue of recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and will not “sell” its position, stated Alexander Lukashenka, the President of Belarus, in the interview to the editors of known Russian press, the press service of the President informed – RIA Novosti.
U.S. Secretary of State Assistant to visit Georgia 2009-06-05 14:10 Philip Gordon, the U.S. Secretary of State Assistant for European and Eurasian Affairs, will visit Georgia in June.
EU independent commission started work in South Ossetia 2009-06-05 13:12 EU independent mission for investigation of august events in Caucasus started work in South Ossetia, the site of Ministry for press and Mass Communications of South Ossetia informs.
Saakashvili: there will be no early elections 2009-06-05 12:27 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, doesn’t intend to comply with opposition’s demands and call early elections, he said after the yesterday’s meeting with Avtandil Demetrashvili, the constitutional commission chairman candidate.
Mass media: Saakashvili offered Alasania to head the government 2009-06-05 11:55 According the Rezonansi, in this way Saakashvili tries to settle the topic of early elections, on which opposition insists.
Georgia and the USA signed the memorandum to protect wine from tampering 2009-06-05 11:39 Georgia and the USA signed a memorandum on protection of wine -making industry products from tampering. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia, the document was signed by Bakur Kvezereli, the Minister of Agriculture, and John Tefft, the U.S. ambassador to Georgia.
Opposition to stage protest actions near sakrebulo and commission on communications 2009-06-05 11:09 Today Georgian opposition will stage several protest actions. At yesterday’s information rally its leaders said today at 9:30 a.m. the action near Tbilisi’s sakrebulo [city assembly] begins.
President of Georgia held a meeting with Demetrashvili 2009-06-05 10:37 Last evening Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, held a meeting with Avtandil Demetrashvili, the candidate chairman of the constitutional commission. The meeting was held in the MIA building, behind the closed doors.
Georgia wants to preserve participation in a number of CIS agreements 2009-06-05 09:54 On Thursday the second round of negotiations of CIS countries experts, with participation of Georgian delegation, came to end. At the sitting the decision was made: with its withdrawal from the Commonwealth of Independent States, for Georgia the action of all the decisions endorsed after August 18th 2008, are stopped.
Finding shelter from reprisals in Rustaveli cages
Salome Zurabishvili has grounded the opposition’s intention to continue the protest actions despite their inefficiency. It turned out that the stubbornness of the uncompromising opponents is attributed to the fear of revenge on the part of authorities in case the opposition gives up further struggle for the president’s resignation.
Abkhazia close to economic recognition
The new resort season brought good news from Abkhazia – the Russian side has almost finished repairing the republic’s railway network. It was confirmed by Sergey Klimets, Russian Railway Troops Commander on June 4.
Karasin has thrown OSCE into a dilemma
A meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Permanent Board has been held in Vienna. Grigori Krasin, Deputy Head of Russian MFA, who spoke at the meeting, called upon his colleagues to continue consulting on the future of the organization’s observation mission in Georgia and South Ossetia.
Georgian army is eager to get to Afghanistan
The Georgian political elite keeps trying to push the country into NATO. The leaders took a decision to send peacekeeping force to Afghanistan this year. This was reported on May, 3 by Minister of Defense of Georgia David Sikharulidze. Such handsome gesture was received favourably; still, does the alliance need a troublesome partner?
Georgia: regime loyalty as a salary qualification
Some Georgian Post employees haven’t received their salaries for already 5 months. They turned to the Labor party for help. As Laborists told Georgia Times salaries are denied to the post workers for their oppositional views.2009-06-05 16:52
Time to sow - not protest
Georgian country people are least involved in the disobedience campaign initiated by the opposition forces. In spite of current pitiful state of the economy this sector has good prospects of growth. It’s only necessary to find markets and investors for technological upgrade. Expert Nodar Khaduri comments on the situation in the agricultural industry.2009-06-05 09:56
Georgian constitution to remain unamended?
Georgian authorities and their implacable opponents condemn each other's reluctance to sit at the negotiating table again. EU Special Envoy Peter Semneby came to help them in Tbilisi with another call for dialogue. But the meeting he had with the opposition leaders and authorities was not a step forward. The plans to create a constitution reform committee are creaking at the seams. Zurab Abashidze, Georgia's ex Ambassador to Russia comments on the situation.
Political prisoners: putting hopes upon the opposition?
The Georgian opposition is again accusing the authorities of political persecution of the opponents. The conservatives called to adjudge those detained for the organization of the military mutiny in Mukhrovani political prisoners. The opposition’s opinion is maintained by Georgian people’s defender Sozar Subari. The country leaders are holding by another viewpoint: there is no political persecution and there are only criminals in jail. According to a social enquiry, 3,6 percent of the Georgians have left the country on political grounds.
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