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Archive by 2009-06-23
Georgia is ready to pay the debt to Turkmenistan 2009-06-23 18:27 He said at the present moment the debt to Turkmenistan amounts USD 13 mln.
Defend Georgia activists went on hunger strike 2009-06-23 17:33 Defend Georgia youth organization activists went on hunger strike near the EU mission building in Tbilisi.
Lavrov: connection of the agreement on European security with the situation in Caucasus is artificial 2009-06-23 17:01 He underlined that many countries are eager to present demands and requests for Russia to renounce recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and only then discuss other issues, but this is an artificial connection. “Somebody doesn’t want to accept the truth publicly,” he said. Russia campaigns for confirmation of respect for the principle of sovereignty and territorial integrity of the countries
Young opposition activists are being intimidated over the phone 2009-06-23 16:03 Activists of Georgian opposition parties youth organizations feel pressure and intimidation since the very beginning of protest actions in Tbilisi, said Lado Bulbulashvili, the conservative party representative, at today’s briefing.
Presidents of Georgia and Lithuania opened a Vilnius public garden in Tbilisi 2009-06-23 15:20 Today Presidents of Georgia and Lithuania opened a Vilnius public garden in Tbilisi. Valdas Adamkus is staying in Georgia with the last visit in the rank of the President.
OSCE mission finishes its activities in Georgia 2009-06-23 14:20 The mission is being at the stage of curtailment, as the Permanent Council failed to reach consensus to prolong its work.
Georgia to send 500 military servicemen to Afghanistan 2009-06-23 12:52 According to the source, Georgia intends to deploy a “one battalion” contingent in 2010. The message of Georgia’s plans appeared after the White House’s announcement of the visit of Joe Biden to Georgia o July 20th -24th. Previously Revaz Beshidze, the Permanent Representative of Georgia to NATO, stated the contingent at level of a company [about 100-150 servicemen] can be sent.
Capitals of Georgia and Lithuania became sister cities 2009-06-23 12:35 Georgia and Lithuania signed an agreement on sworn brotherhood of their capitals. According to Tbilisi city administration, the document was signed in the Lithuanian capital by the Mayors of Tbilisi and Vilnius.
Georgia and the USA to start work on draft agreements in the framework of Charter implementation 2009-06-23 11:59 Tbilisi and Washington to start work on draft bilateral projects in the spheres of energy, transport, trade, defense, security, democracy reinforcement in Georgia, stated Grigol Vashadze, the foreign Minister of Georgia in the course of his visit to the U.S. capital.
Vice President Joseph Biden to visit Georgia and Ukraine in end July 2009-06-23 11:28 U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden will visit Georgia and Ukraine on July 20 th -24th , RIA Novosti reports alluding to the message of the White House.
IMF adjourned discussion of the question of allocating Georgia another tranche 2009-06-23 10:45 The board of directors of the International Monetary Fund postponed the discussion of issue of allocation Georgia the third tranche [447.1 mln SDR], Tbilisi office of the IMF informs - the Vzglyad.
The EUMM head made a new statement in regard to the incident in Muzhava 2009-06-23 10:44 Hansjörg Haber, the head of the EU Monitoring Mission, last evening made one more statement concerning the incident in Muzhava [near Georgian-Abkhazian border], when an ambulance car, escorting the EU monitors, was blown up by a mine, resulting in a driver killed and doctor wounded.
Meeting of Grigol Vashadze and Hillary Clinton postponed 2009-06-23 10:43 The meeting of Grigol Vashadze, the Foreign Minister of Georgia, and Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Secretary of State, is postponed due to the health condition of the latter, said yesterday John Tefft, the U.S. ambassador to Georgia.
What has the European Union ambassador brought to Moscow?
The EU special representative for Caucasus Pierre Morel has arrived in Moscow on June, 23. He is going to discuss the matter of the international presence in the region after the UN and the OSCE missions terminated their work.
Tbilisi-Washington: one good turn deserves another
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Grigol Vashadze is going to bring his patron Mikhail Saakashvili two pieces of news from America: a good one and a bad one.
War bogy or a sheet anchor for Tbilisi
Lately a possibility of a new conflict in South Caucasus has been actively discussed in the world information space. And this is not a point of view of politicians only. Is there a risk of August 2008 repetition?
Away with unemployment in the ranks of the Georgian opposition!
At the end of last week, having this slogan in mind, the president of the country suggested that the oppositional leaders should return to their deputy posts that they had rejected in spring 2008; however, the opposition laughed at Mikhail Saakashvili’s new initiative.
A story about the Turks fishing in Poti
This weekend, the Poti-Batumi main road was shut off for several hours. The traffic jam was made by the sailors who came ashore in Poti outraged with the excessive prices for the fishing licenses. Because of the high prices the right for the Georgians’ preferable business lapsed to the Turkish companies. The situation in the field was commented upon by expert Ditrikh Muller.2009-06-23 17:51
Bush Street in Tbilisi to turn into Obama Street very soon
In the run-up to Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze’s visit to the USA the Georgian authorities are reporting on progress in partnership and USD 20 mln donated by Washington. In the meantime the Georgian opposition is criticizing Americans for their intervention in Sakartvelo’s internal affairs urging to get rid of shameful “Bush Street”. Well, the government will honor their request by renaming it into Obama Street.2009-06-23 10:38
Parliamentarians in search of the answer: does opposition get paid in rubles or in euro?
A new scandal in Georgia’s political circles – this time over money. Parliamentarians want to know where the opposition gets money from. The authorities and President Saakashvili himself repeatedly stated the radicals were allegedly financed from Russia – either by the Kremlin, or Georgian political refugees or mafia bosses. But recently it was Levan Gachechiladze to add fuel to the fire saying he was abroad to “find money for further struggle”.
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