Monday, 20 February 2017
Archive by 2009-07-03
Maestro TV channel obtained license for satellite broadcasting 2009-07-03 18:42 "Today we received a license for satellite broadcasting, and we are very grateful to some members of the Commission. Actually, according to our legislation, the Commission had no grounds to refuse, though it adjourned the settling of the issue. It must have been solved a month ago", Mikiashvili said.
Chairman of the Anti-Crisis Council of Georgia is content with the work the structure did 2009-07-03 18:03 Giya Tortladze, the chairman of the Anti-Crisis Council is content with the work the structure did over the period, Tortladze himself said at today’s briefing in the Parliament.
European Commission refuted messages about the suspension of the Eastern Partnership 2009-07-03 17:15 Yesterday an Armenian radio station spread a message about the suspension to December 2009 of the Eastern Partnership because of financial problems. The source alluded to Fredrik Reinfeldt, the PM of Sweden, the EU president country.
Agreement on Nabucco to be signed on July 13th in Turkey 2009-07-03 16:57 Nabucco project [estimated cost – USD 7.9 bn] implies transporting of natural gas to European countries via Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Austria. It will be the extension of the existing Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline.
Georgia and Latvia signed a protocol on strategic partnership 2009-07-03 16:16 The meeting of Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze and his Latvian counterpart Maris Riekstins was held in the course of the former’s visit to Latvia on July 2-3.
Burjanadze admitted she had a meeting with a Ukrainian tycoon 2009-07-03 15:36 Pro-opposition Democratic Movement-United Georgia leader, Nino Burjanadze, admitted she held a meeting with Viktor Pinchuk, the Ukrainian billionaire.
Georgian generals are proved to be guilty of aggression against South Ossetia 2009-07-03 14:44 “We have no direct orders of the Commander-in-Chief of the Georgian army (the President) so far. But in the course of the further investigation we’ll do everything necessary in cooperation with law enforcement bodies to receive these orders", Bastrykin added.
Draft of a new Constitution of Georgia will be ready to end November 2009-07-03 13:00 The draft of a new Constitution of Georgia will be ready to end November, said Avtandil Demetrashvili, the chairman of the State Constitutional Commission, at the first sitting held today in Sheraton Metekhi Palace hotel.
State Constitutional Commission of Georgia started work 2009-07-03 12:20 The State Constitutional Commission, established upon the initiative of President Saakashvili, today started work. The first sitting was held in Sheraton Metekhi Palace hotel.
Saakashvili: Russia wants to divide Georgia in 10 parts 2009-07-03 11:35 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, said that Russia intends to topple the Georgian government and divide the country.
World Bank allocated Georgia a USD 85 mln loan 2009-07-03 10:47 According to the statement of the WB, it is aimed for direct budget support to the country’s authorities in implementation of reform agenda.
Gas Games around Georgia
It seems Russia has outplayed Nabucco lobbyists with Georgia among them. At first Moscow signed a purchase agreement with Azerbaijan for extra gas and then invited Turkey to invest in South Stream project Gazprom is working on. If that doesn't force Ankara to reject Nabucco proposal it will at least make Turkey an interested party in the Russian project.
Kiev-Tbilisi: more arms procurement
Ukraine continues arming Georgia. They say in Kiev that the contracts will be signed until there is any reaction on the part of the UN Security Council. The latter keeps silent, and the situation on the borders with Abkhazia and South Ossetia remains strained.
The Georgian parliament is going to stiffen democracy
The Georgian parliament is preparing new projects that will limit the life of civil society. Irritated by compulsory business trips caused by the oppositional actions being held under their windows, the delegates have drawn up special draft laws forbidding any cage-wards on the roadway and permitting the use of plastic bullets. Another legislative initiative is going to enforce control over the parties' finances.
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