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Archive by 2009-07-16
President of Georgia to take part in political debates in parliament 2009-07-16 23:28 Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili will take part in political debates scheduled for July 17 in parliament, Speaker David Bakradze told journalists warning that “tomorrow will be an interesting day for all of us”, News Georgia reports.
Irakli Alasania to present a new opposition party today - 16 July, 2009 2009-07-16 21:26 Today Irakli Alasania, Georgia’s ex UN Envoy chairing Alliance for Georgia will present Our Georgia – Free Democrats new opposition party, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Alasania’s HQ press service.
Spain claims Russia’s recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia is illegal 2009-07-16 20:27 Spain expresses support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and considers Russia’s recognition of Abkhazia’s and South Ossetia’s independence illegal as stated by Gustavo de Arístegui chairing Spanish Congress Foreign Relations Committee at the meeting with parliamentary opposition held at the parliament of Georgia today.
Swedish FM to arrive in Batumi today 2009-07-16 18:45 Carl Bildt, Foreign Minister of Sweden, the EU’s current chair, is arriving in Batumi at the head of the EU “trio” today, by 16.30.
Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on Russia to follow US “recommendations” 2009-07-16 18:24 The USA urge Russia to respect Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Georgian parliament adopts a statement in follow-up to Medvedev’s visit to Tskhinval 2009-07-16 17:39 Deputies of Georgian parliament adopted “Statement of the Parliament of Georgia on Illegal Entry of the President of the Russian Federation Dimitri Medvedev on the Georgian Territory Occupied by Russia”. The document was passed unanimously.
A new party established in South Ossetia 2009-07-16 17:39 Today South Ossetia is holding the founding congress of Fair Ossetia (Rastag Ir) new political party, Res agency reports.
Parliament adopts amendments to the law on assembly and manifestation in second reading 2009-07-16 15:07 At today’s plenary session the parliament of Georgia adopted amendment drafts to the law on assembly and manifestation and a number of associated draft laws including the law on police and the Administrative Code in a second reading.
Georgian ombudsman criticizes amendments to the law on manifestation 2009-07-16 14:16 Georgian people's defender Sozar Subari came forward with severe criticism of the law on assembly and manifestation, on police and the Code of Administrative Offences.
EU “trio” on a visit to Georgia 2009-07-16 13:04 The EU trio led by Carl Bildt, Foreign Minister of Sweden currently chairing the EU is starting its visit around Caucasus today.
Russian EMERCOM leader to visit South Ossetia on July 21 2009-07-16 12:52 Head of Russian EMERCOM Sergey Shoygu plans to visit South Ossetia on July 21 in order to see progress of reconstruction works in the republic badly affected by the military conflict with Georgia in August 2008, RIA Novosti reports with reference to a spokesman at the Russian EMERCOM Chief Administration for South Ossetia.
Irakli Alasania to present a new opposition party today - 16 July, 2009 2009-07-16 11:34 Alasania will introduce new party members and tell about the main purposes of its creation. According to the press service the new political establishment will comprise Alasania’s teammates with ex diplomats as the backbone. Our Georgia – Free Democrats statutory meeting is scheduled for September.
The Georgian parliament goes off into a worldwide hysterics
A special appeal related to the Russian president’s visit to South Ossetia was made by Tbilisi two days after the unpleasant event. The Georgian parliamentarians failed to find any suitable way to bring Dmitri Medvedev to justice other than to appeal to the world community with a request to “press” upon Russia.
The Georgian border guards flying the jolly Roger
They say that one’s appetite comes with eating. This popular saying is quite applicable to the behaviour of the Georgian authorities, who in these days are rather guided by the sword-law than by international law.
«Civilized Approach» to Refugees in Tskhinvali and Tbilisi
The South Ossetian parliamentarians had a painful impression of their visit to the refugee camp. Almost a year has passed, and people cannot still return to normal life. But, unlike Georgian refugees, they worry only Russian and local authorities, not Europe and the USA. For the latter the South Ossetian refugees seem not to exist.
The opposition in white: an attack or capitulation?
The Georgian authorities have released the young oppositionists arrested a month ago during the meeting near the police headquarters building. The oppositionists are determined to continue their fight. The question is how the situation will work out.2009-07-16 15:05
Labour Ultimatum for Georgia
The trade unions of Georgia have presented their draft amendments to the labour law. Upon agreeing them with the government and employers, at least some part of these amendments might be legalized by autumn. Otherwise Georgia will be expelled from the European system of trade preferences.
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