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Archive by 2009-08-10
Bryza held a meeting with Georgian opposition representatives 2009-08-10 18:32 Matthew Bryza, the ex-Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, today arrived in Georgia and held farewell meetings.
Matthew Bryza arrived in Georgia with a farewell visit 2009-08-10 17:41 He was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs in George Bush’s administration since June 2005, and in the course of 3 latest years monitored the situation in Georgia and often paid visits to this country.
Georgian MP cannot rule out a conflict in Gali region 2009-08-10 17:09 "It’s connected with the desire of the sides to establish control on the so-called “border” and to define who will control the Georgian population in the region more. In fact, the situation got so acute that even separatist leader Bagapsh intends to arrive in Gali", Davitaya said.
Negotiations on opening the OSCE office to be held in Georgia 2009-08-10 16:33 Today Charalampos Christopoulos will conduct meetings with representatives of the Georgian government.
Georgi Targamadze called the most popular parliamentary opposition member 2009-08-10 16:15 Georgi Targamadze, the leader of Christian Democratic movement, was called the most popular representative of parliamentary opposition, the survey by Kviris Palitra [a Georgian weekly] showed.
The new director general of Georgian Public TV announced 2009-08-10 14:54 He had 5 votes out of 8. The three members of the Board of Trustees voted for none f the candidates.
Name of the new head of the Public TV of Georgia to be announced today 2009-08-10 14:35 After Levan Kubaneishvili’s satisfied request on resignation 16 candidates submitted their applications. One of them, Georgi Tsikhiseli, the head of RTVi [Russain-speaking net] was not allowed for participation because of the incorrectly filled in form.
Action to support South Ossetia was dispersed in Poland 2009-08-10 13:05 “I don’t suggest that several dozens of pro-Ossetian Poles could threaten the security of the city. Did we intend to assault the Georgian embassy?” Rynkovskiy said. He believes the true reason is the engagement of Polish authorities with London and Washington.
Most Georgians against Parliament’s transfer to Kutaisi 2009-08-10 12:44 Most participants of the survey, conducted by Kviris Palitra [Georgian weekly] are against the plans to transfer the Parliament to the West of the country, to Kutaisi, the second biggest city of Georgia.
Georgian authorities prepare a reprisal over Chakhalyan? 2009-08-10 12:39 The Union proves the information indirectly: mentioning that on July 31st 2009 Chakhalyan was transferred from prison #8 in Tbilisi to colony #2 in Rustavi, which “has far better conditions to organize a provocation”.
New head for the Ministry of Defense? 2009-08-10 11:43 According to the paper, Gela Bezhuashvili, the head of the foreign intelligence service, ex-Minister of Defense, ex-Foreign Minister and ex-Secretary of the national Security Council will be returned to that post.
Kokoyty thanked journalists who had covered the conflict truthfully 2009-08-10 11:25 Eduard Kokoyty, the leader of South Ossetia, thanked journalists who truthfully reported about the consequences of Georgia’s military aggression in August 2008.
The West: from cheap politics to sound pragmatism?
A year after tragic August events the West has a different vision of those 5 days. The criticism of Russia has calmed down as have the calls to revoke the decision on recognition of Abkhazia’s and South Ossetia’s independence. Where do all these changes come from?
It runs off Saakashvili like water off a duck’s back
While the Western public opinion is more and more twitched by doubts as to the flawlessness of Mikhail Saakashvili’s democratic charisma and his behavior in the Georgian-Russian military conflict, the president believes that the international community and the “serious politicians” have got no doubts as to the question about who started the war last August.
South Caucasus: time will make it plain
Gradual alienation between the West and Mikheil Saakashvili and the rise of Abkhazia’s and South Ossetia’s statehood are natural processes that would sooner or later have begun. In the meantime the future of the Caucasus greatly depends on the actions the USA, NATO and Europe will take toward the new republics. According to Russia’s EU Envoy Vladimir Chizhov it’s time for the West to start direct contacts with Sukhum and Tskhinval.
Russia has “outrun” Georgia at the energy front
Georgia’s transit capacities are considered to be its basic security guarantees. Europe and the US are paying Tbilisi for its energy corridors by-passing Russia by providing it with grants, credits and informational support. However, it is yet too early to disregard Moscow. Last week, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin agreed upon further cooperation with Turkey by enhancing realization of the South Stream gas project and by strengthening relations between the two main players in the Caucasus. At the same time, Russia abandoned the rules imposed by the European Energy Charter.
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