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Committee sittings were held in the Parliament of Georgia 2009-06-17 17:49 Today sittings of several committees were held in the Parliament of Georgia.
Karasin: situation around the UN mission in Georgia is disturbing 2009-06-17 17:11 He underlined that due to the unconstructive point on the UN mission in the region issue a number of Western countries stuck to, Russia has “quite disturbing, if not to say sullen expectations”. "because in some Western capitals the course for impeding stability reinforcement in the new conditions definitely wins. The threat of choosing the variant of solving issues via political maneuvers
Georgian opposition regards dialog with Russia as necessary 2009-06-17 16:38 Dolidze called the UN mission termination a “tragic fact” and condemned Russia that vetoed the mandate expansion.
Georgian press condemned the actions of police 2009-06-17 16:11 Georgian press today published joint statement condemning the violence from the side of police, which took place at the dispersal of a peaceful protest action near the main polive building of Tbilisi on June 15th.
USA firmly supports the desire of Ukraine and Georgia to join NATO 2009-06-17 15:29 Delivering speech in the U.S. Congress he said Georgia and Ukraine must implement significant reforms to meet the standards, and added that Washington is working with Tbilisi and Kyiv to assist them to direct the efforts.
UN Assistant Secretary General to arrive in Georgia 2009-06-17 15:26 According to Ban Ki-moon’s press service, Edmond Mulet will arrive in the light of the UN mission termination.
Group of Friends of the UN Secretary General regrets the termination of the UN mission in Georgia and Abkhazia 2009-06-17 13:03 “The closure of the UN mission, like that of the OSCE mission, is a setback to international efforts to resolve this conflict,” says the statement, published on the U.S. Department of State site.
Days of Azerbaijan begin in Georgia 2009-06-17 12:14 Days of Azerbaijanian culture begin today in Georgia – with support of the Georgian Ministry of Culture, Monument Protection and Sport, Trend News reports alluding to the Ministry. The events will run for three days.
Georgian opposition leaders agreed plans of further actions 2009-06-17 11:36 Last night non-parliamentary opposition leaders held consultations in the office of Nino Burjanadze’s party.
Russia to sign agreements on military cooperation with Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-06-17 11:14 The proposal to sign the documents was initiated by the government of Russia.
Georgian budget to increase by over 300 mln lari 2009-06-17 10:35 Budget of Georgia increases by 312 mln lari, mainly due to investment projects, said Papuna Petriashvili, the Deputy Minister of Finance, at today’s sitting of the parliamentary committee on Regional Policy, Self-Governance, and Highland Regions.
Ban Ki-moon ordered to curtail UN mission in Georgia and Abkhazia 2009-06-17 10:35 At the UNSC sitting on June 15th Russia set a veto on the draft resolution on technical prolongation of the mandate. 10 countries voted for prolongation, four [China, Vietnam, Libya and Uganda] abstained from voting, Russia has the right for veto, and voted contra. The main dispute was connected with the allusions to the previous UNSC resolutions. Resolution 1808 was adopted before the events of
Tskhinval is making its own conditions to the West
Participation of the South-Ossetian delegation in Genevan negotiations is rather doubtful. This was reported on June, 16 by the President’s Authorized Representative on Post-Conflict Settlement Boris Chochiev (see photo) after the meeting with the European Union, UN and OSCE representatives. The official Tskhinval does not recommend the international organizations to delay the settlement of the humanitarian issues in the region.
Tbilisian police will never insult a reporter, especially the one from the West
Something incredible has happened recently. Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has twice apologized in public to the journalists for having prevented them from shooting another scuffle near the police building. As it turned out, there were several representatives of the Western media among the persons affected by the guardians of order. That seems to be the reason for the unprecedented politeness.
The Europeans in Georgia: on the swings of political reality
After the eventful Monday Tbilisi lapsed into silence and peace: neither meetings, nor crackdowns. Even the government session was for the first time held in the Stationery Office building. The session did not end in throwing eggs and bottles like it was three days ago with the parliamentarians. The political confrontation is having a summer time-out as the experts had anticipated, or is it just the hush before the storm?
Difficult Choice of Heidi Tagliavini
The European Union Committee for the Investigation of the Transcaucasian Conflict Reasons is, in all appearances, preparing an unpleasant surprise to the Georgian President who has made a loud announcement of Georgia’s «significant victory» in the UN, where Russia had to use its right of veto during the vote on the resolution regarding the extension of the UN mission in Abkhazia and Georgia. Moscow has fairly considered unacceptable the contents of this document that does not say anything on the new status of Abkhazia whose independence, as well as the sovereignty of Tskhinvali, was recognized2009-06-17 16:19
Russia’s Targets in Georgia. Three Versions
Russia wants nothing from Georgia. And it would even not need Abkhazia and South Ossetia if it were not for the «stupid actions» of Tbilisi in Tskhinvali. Dmitry Medvedev also spoke about that to the Chinese journalists in Ekaterinburg, but these words reached Georgia, too. And in response Mikhail Saakashvili broke into a speech running that Russia dreams to occupy the whole Georgia and restore the USSR. The Georgian President seems to have heard not his Moscow colleague. But who? Probably the odious Eurasian Alexander Dugin who in the name of Russia threatened Georgia with disintegration if it does not renounce the pro-American way?
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