Friday, 24 February 2017
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Georgia calls RF President’s visit to South Ossetia a provocation 2009-07-13 23:21 “It’s more like a symbolic visit on the day of Nabucco signature that doesn’t do credit to the Russian Federation. What economic growth in the region (in South Ossetia) can we speak about when only 15 thousand people are left there after the ethnic cleansing? This is a pure provocation”, - Yakobashvili said. He especially emphasized that “this visit can be perfectly interpreted in these words
European Court of Human Rights accepts Ratishvili’s claim against Georgia 2009-07-13 22:25 Ratishvili was detained on October 26 2007. Later he was found guilty of illegal acquisition, storage and distribution of drugs and sentenced to 9 years’ imprisonment. The group of independent experts and opposition consider Ratishvili a political prisoner. Georgia’s well-known NGO Article 42 of the Constitution protecting Ratishvili’s interests in Strasbourg promulgated the ruling only a week
PACE welcomes Georgia’s application to Venice Commission 2009-07-13 21:00 PACE co-rapporteurs on Georgia Mátyás Eörsi and Kastriot Islami are content with Speaker of Georgian Parliament David Bakradze’s statement that draft amendments to the laws “On Assembly and Manifestation”, “On Police” and to the Administrative Code will be submitted to the Venice Commission to ensure their compliance with Council of Europe standards of democracy and human rights as reported on the
Special US delegation to come to Georgia for Biden’s visit preparation 2009-07-13 19:23 To prepare for US Vice President Joseph Biden’s visit planned for July 20-24 an ad hoc delegation from the USA is coming to Georgia as US Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Georgia John Tefft told journalists, News Georgia reports
Russia to help South Ossetia in geological survey 2009-07-13 17:00 In 2009 Russian Ministry of Natural Resources plans to enter proposals for geological survey in South Ossetia, as Minister Yuri Trutnev told journalists commenting on the agreement on cooperation between Russia’s and RSO’s Ministries Of Natural Resources And Ecology, News Georgia agency writes.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Tskhinval 2009-07-13 15:30 RSO President Edward Kokoyty and government officials welcomed Medvedev in Tskhinval. Tskhinval citizens too came to the central square of the city to greet the Russian president with loud and heavy applause. Now the meeting of the two leaders is taking place.
Nabucco Intergovernmental Agreement Signed in Ankara 2009-07-13 14:49 The signing ceremony was held in the Turkish capital attended by over 30 representatives of foreign states and the European Union. According to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan, “today is a historic event for Turkey, member states of the projects and other counties”.
Georgian youth to rally for release of political prisoners 2009-07-13 13:24 Protestors will urge release of political prisoners incarcerated since 2007. Young people will also demand punishment of dispersers of anti-Saakashvili rallies the opposition has been organizing since April 9.
Incident prevention meeting in Caucasus jeopardized 2009-07-13 13:09 According to Abkhaz Foreign Minister Sergey Shamba the Gali meeting is jeopardized. Shamba conveyed a message that the UN mission’s undetermined status after its mandate had expired was a major obstacle.
US Navy GM destroyer to take part in exercises in Georgia on July 14 2009-07-13 12:47 USS Stout guided-missile destroyer will sail into Batumi port on July 14 in order to take part in exercises with Georgian coast-guard ships, Navy.ru reports with reference to the American Embassy in Georgia press office.
Nabucco and South Stream: the fox and the crane
Today, the Nabucco agreement with Turkey has been nevertheless signed. Ankara has restrained its claims for the gas transit fee. Turkmenia also reminded of itself by promising enough gas for the Chinese, Russian and European contracts. In both cases, the statements were preceded by the US ambassadors’ visits to these countries. Meanwhile, before signing the Nabucco document, the Bulgarians suddenly suspended the Russian-Bulgarian energy projects.
The opposition defends the Georgian church
As The New Rights supporters assert, the draft amendments to the Regulatory Standards Law will derogate the essence of the state agreement with the Georgian Orthodox Church. The authorities claim to have been wrongly understood. Perhaps, the opposition is going to use the influence of the church in its fight for the president’s resignation.
Rubber bullets in law
It was not for nothing that poets and writers of various epochs admired Georgia in their literary works. However, it will obviously be long before the people have a chance to enjoy the noise of the Kura River, the waters of sulfur baths and the sun rays… The problem lies in politics. The parliament is voting for legalization of rubber bullets used by the police, as well as for stiffening the rules for holding the meetings, while the president refers to the oppositional meetings as to nothing but “a storm in a teacup”. Now, that is the paradox.
Realists and Dreamers of the Opposition
The Georgian opposition is promising to organize a hot autumn for the authorities. Meanwhile another realignment of forces is starting in its rows. Moreover, the leader of the «Alliance for Georgia» Irakly Alasania who has fallen away from the radicals and represents moderate opposition, declares that the attitude of the authorities has changed, and the country authorities are ready to carry on a real dialog with the opposition.
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President Medvedevs visit to South Ossetia reaffirms Russias commitment to the defense and security of the republic, says political analyst Mikhail Troitskiy from the Moscow State University of International Relations.
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