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Decision on expansion of the EUMM to Abkhazia and South Ossetia not endorsed due to contradictions - 27 July, 2009 2009-07-27 18:10 The mission in Georgia was extended to September 14th 2010, and the EU Council on Georgia deplores the absence of access to the territory of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, the final statement says. As for the initiative to draw representatives of the USA and Turkey to the EUMM, the final statement doesn’t say a word.
Georgia hailed statements of Belarusian and Azerbaijanian Foreign Ministries 2009-07-27 17:19 In this way he commented upon the recommendation of Alexander Lukashevich, the deputy head of the main consul office of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus, who asked Belarusian citizens to consider the peculiarities of the Georgian legislation while staying in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Grigol Vashadze doesn’t intend to resign 2009-07-27 16:57 Grigol Vashadze, the minister of foreign Affairs of Georgia, doesn’t intend to submit resignation, said David Jagalania, the deputy Foreign Minister, at today’s briefing – Georgia Times reporter.
EUMM mandate will cover Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-07-27 16:20 According to the source, in the nearest hours the Foreign Ministers of the Union will endorse the extension. The diplomat confirmed that the draft includes covering the territories of South Ossetia and Abkhazia with the mandate. At the same time, he admitted that in practice it couldn’t be implemented at once due to the position of the local authorities.
Kokoyty: this year South Ossetia can be recognized by some states 2009-07-27 15:39 South Ossetia conducts consultations but does not want to speed up the events, Kokoyty said. He cannot rule out recognitions this year. - Russia Today.
Sanitary surveillance toughened in Tbilisi airport 2009-07-27 14:53 Two cases of the swine flu were recorded in Georgia. The diseased are two women, one arrived from great Britain, the other – from Spain.
Interim parliamentary elections in Georgia to be held on September 27th 2009-07-27 14:31 He added that this decision would be made in the course of the Committee’s sitting to be held today.
3 countries out of 27 for participation of the U.S. monitors in the EUMM in Georgia 2009-07-27 12:58 Today the Foreign Ministers of the 27 EU countries conduct a meeting in Brussels and intend to extend the EUMM in Georgia mandate to September 14th 2010. Political scientists cannot rule out expressions of suggestions about the possible participation of monitors from the third countries, including the USA, Turkey and Canada.
Over third of Georgians are still afraid of the aggression from the side of Russia 2009-07-27 12:34 38.9 per cent answered positively, 28. 7 per cent- negatively, 32.4 per cent found difficulty answering.
Alasania holds meetings with population of Georgian regions 2009-07-27 12:24 Irakli Alasania, the Our Georgia-Free Democrats leader, holds meetings with population of West Georgia.
Zourabishvili: we made half of the way to Saakashvili’s resignation 2009-07-27 11:36 "I’ve been full of optimism since April 9th , and now I’m a greater optimist – we made half of the way of the peaceful struggle. The authorities tried to do everything to make us step beyond the constitutional frames and dare for a risky gambling, a coup d’etat, but it wasn’t our way", Zourabishvili underlined.
EU mission in Georgia to be extended for one year 2009-07-27 10:55 On Friday the agreement in principle to extend the EUMM in Georgia was reached at the meeting of the permanent representatives of the 27 members of the Union. The EU countries also agreed to strive for the access to the territory of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, though the practical ways to achieve it are still not clear. The EU is not ready to agree upon that issue with the republics’ authorities
No American replacement in the EU mission in the Caucasus
Today, European Union is intended to prolong the mandate of the organization mission’s observers in the South Caucasus. On Friday, the principle agreement on the matter has been achieved at the meeting of the permanent representatives of the union member-countries. Now, it is the turn of ministers of foreign affairs.
Saakashvili has “recovered”, the oppositional passions are dying down
The Americans have again violated the established principle of non-interfering into Georgia’s domestic affairs. Although the US Vice President Joe Biden has met all the opposing parties during his visit, Mikhail Saakashvili obviously felt encouraged by the American patron’s handshake. The opposition, in its turn, has withdrawn from the city main streets, lowering down its ambitions. Having announced the president’s resignation date from time to time, all of a sudden the opposition admitted that it has made only half the way in its “peaceful struggle” against head of the state.
Joseph Biden started “singing” Mikhail Saakashvili’s song
The Wall Street Journal has distinguished itself twice recently. First, the Georgian president admitted in its columns that Georgia’s hope to join NATO has been frustrated after the August war in South Ossetia, where Russia had fought the good fight. Then, he took back his words. However, as they say, the pen is mightier that the sword. Now, it was the US Vice President Joe Biden’s turn to share his opinion of the current situation in the world with the newspaper. The new American oracle has foretold that Russia’s economy decline will press Moscow towards making concessions to the West in2009-07-27 22:48
You’re on the wrong track, batono Mikho
IMF Mission has considered advisability to set aside another loan for Georgia. The statement has not been promulgated yet but independent Georgian experts think new loans are another temptation for the government that is not a good money spender. During the crisis the customs duties were raised and nothing is done to invigorate competition. Politicians and experts debate over the way to go next.
Vaagn Chakhalyan as a victim of judicial clownery in Georgia
A crucial topic of ethnic relations was not included in “the wide range” of issues US Vice President Joseph Biden has discussed with the Georgian politicians while it was the problem that led Georgians to the civil war with Ossetians and Abkhazians. And the first session on the cassation appeal of Armenian activist Vaagn Chakhalyan who had been put in prison for 10 years wasn’t even reported in the Georgian press.
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