Friday, 24 February 2017
Archive by 2009-06-25
Opposition doesn't count on better financing of parties 2009-06-25 18:38 Non-parliamentary opposition expects nothing new from Mikheil Saakashvili's initiative on increase in annual financing of political parties.
Saakashvili was granted the doctorate of Yerevan University 2009-06-25 17:58 Today Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, was granted the degree of the honourary doctor of the Yerevan State University and was awarded the Golden Medal of the University.
Two Georgian MPs boycott the Parliament 2009-06-25 17:32 Giya Tsagareishvili and Karlo Kopaliani, two parliamentary minority deputies, who has been participating in radical opposition actions for a month, imposed a boycott to the Georgian Parliament.
Russia started construction of a military base in Abkhazia 2009-06-25 17:08 Works on construction of Russian marine forces military base started in Ochamchira [Abkhzia]; they will continue for 2-3 years, said admiral Vladimir Vysotski, the chief of Russian fleet.
Conservative party of Georgia presented own constitutional reform draft 2009-06-25 16:09 Georgian non-parliamentary opposition, which refuses to participate in the work of the Constitutional Commission established upon the initiative of the President, today published its draft of the Constitution reform. The draft was worked out by the Conservative party and presented by its Secretary General, Kakha Kukava.
Armenian police dispersed people picketing hotel where Saakashvili stayed 2009-06-25 15:10 Today a group of people staged a protest action near Armenia Marriott hotel, where stayed Mikheil Saakashvili, who arrived to Yerevan with a two-day working visit yesterday. Later the protesters moved to the government of Armenia. Policemen and "red berets" dispersed them by force in both places. Witnesses say there was a clash.
Parliament of Georgia endorsed two new candidate ambassadors 2009-06-25 14:40 At today's sitting the parliamentary Committee for Foreign Relations discussed two new candidate ambassadors and endorsed them.
President of France starts tour across South Caucasus 2009-06-25 13:24 Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to visit Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, and meet officials of all the three countries.
Saakashvili proposed to make financing of parties transparent 2009-06-25 12:43 Today at 5 p.m., right after his return from Yerevan [where he's staying with a 2-day working visit], Mikheil Saakashvili will hold a meeting with parliamentary majority representatives to discuss the issue of financing political parties.
Georgi Baramidze to participate in Crans Montana forum 2009-06-25 12:09 Today Georgi Baramidze, the Vice PM, the State Minister of Georgia for European and Atlantic Integration, departed to Belgium with a working visit.
Georgian opposition leaders to depart for Washington 2009-06-25 11:34 In the course of the preparation for the meeting with the U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden [to visit Georgia in end July] Georgian opposition leaders will soon depart for Washington.
Saakashvili against interference of the third parties in the affairs of Caucasus 2009-06-25 10:46 "We believe that the region of Caucasus is the one whole, and has common future. Outside forces must not interfere in the affairs of Caucasus to the prejudice of stability in the region. All the actions from outside pursue the aim not to let it", Saakashvili said at the press conference with the President of Armenia in Yerevan.
New anti-Russian hysteria. Who needs it?
Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky was born in Georgia, in Bagdadi village. He loved Georgia and wrote with admiration: "I know: Edens and heaven are foolery! But if songs were sung about them/ it must have been Georgia - a land of joy - the poets implied". He also wrote: "If stars are lit up, it means somebody needs it?" We will discuss somebody-needs-it issue here.
A Georgian detective story. Terry Davis has scolded Burjanadze
No day without a scandal - this seems to be the principle of the current domestic policy in Georgia. As soon as summer came, the meetings and the protest actions declined a little, while the confrontation of political elites became more severe. This week, the authorities initiated the all-fronts offensive: the case of Nino Burjanadze's husband on "secret negotiations with the Russian special services representatives" has emerged again. The GeorgiaTimes correspondent tried to puzzle out the aspects of the Georgian domestic policy.
A Georgian detective story. Everyone is involved in disreputable ties
This is the continuance of the Georgian detective story about how Terri Davis scolded Nino Burjanadze. Today the Georgian TV channels, with reference to www.youtube.com , have disseminated the video records of the meeting of Levan Gachechiladze and leader of the New Rights David Gamkrelidze with the former Minister of Foreign Affairs Kakha Targamadze currently residing in Russia. The GeorgiaTimes correspondent tried to puzzle out the detective aspects of the Georgian domestic policy.
The OSCE mission farewell ceremony: never say “never”
A farewell ceremony of the OSCE mission officers has been recently held in Mikhail Saakashvili's Krtsanissk residence. The president awarded one of the country's highest awards, Order of Honour, to head of mission Terry Khakalu. On June, 30, OSCE is going to terminate its work in the territory of Georgia in connection with non-prolongation of the mandate. However, does it mean one should say a final good-buy to the OSCE "missioners" in the Caucasus?
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