Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Archive by 2009-08-19
As Georgia left CIS it lost the prospect of economic development 2009-08-19 18:30 CIS "considering complicated processes in the world passes to real affairs, significant common programs - in energy, transport, customs”, he underlined. He drew special attention to the Customs Union, and called the structure ”EU-tested” . "I know that many CIS member would like to join the Customs Union, as it gives great opportunities for free andquick movement of goods and people without
Mass media: Georgian Prosecutor’s Office suspects several officials of embezzlement 2009-08-19 18:02 Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia investigates activities of some high-ranking officials suspected of misuse of funds allocated for refugees, the Vzglyad reports alluding to Georgian mass media.
Poti city court to decide the fate of the Turkish vessel 2009-08-19 17:30 He added that in case the vessel will be passed, then it will become the property of the Ministry of Finance, which can sell it at the auction.
Georgian President won’t meet with Russian counterpart at UN General Assembly 2009-08-19 16:22 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, has no plans to meet Dmitry Medvedev, the President of Russia, at the UN general Assembly in September, Iya Makharashvili, the Head of the Information and Press Department of the Foreign Ministry of Georgia.
New Assistant Secretary to visit Georgia in September 2009-08-19 15:14 She will replace Matthew Bryza, who was dealing with Georgia in the State Department, and will be appointed the U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan in September.
Minister of Environment Protection visited Tsalenkhingi region 2009-08-19 14:28 Georgi Khachidze, the Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia visited Tsalenkhingi region and held a meeting with locals – Georgia Times reporter.
Tbilisi connects Lakoba’s resignation with issuing Abkhazian passports 2009-08-19 13:02 Tbilisi connects the resignation of Stanislav Lakoba, the Security Council of Abkhazia Secretary, with the process of issuing Abkhazian passports in Gali region – Georia Times reporter.
Israeli entrepreneur discovered oil not so far from Tbilisi 2009-08-19 12:48 Flatto-Sharon announced according estimation the deposit contains over 80 mln barrels of oil. At the current price it will cost USD 5 bn.
Ten opposition members were released 2009-08-19 11:57 He said the process of release of opposition parties’ activists, staying in prisons, has already begun. "This process will continue, we had no expectations that all the prisoners will be released one day", he added.
Georgian opposition demands punishment for PR company dealing with Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-08-19 11:52 "According to Nestan Kirtsadze, one of the party leaders, this contract “in fact, legalizes separatism at the international level”. She added that this agreement contradicts the policy of the USA, which supports Georgia’ territorial integrity.
Abkhazia accused Georgia of piracy and turned to the UNSC and the EU 2009-08-19 10:42 ""On August 17 Georgian border guards once again captured a commercial vessel en route from Turkey to Abkhazia," says a open letter of the Abkhazian leader sent to U.N. Security Council President John Sawers, EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana and French President Nicholas Sarkozy on Tuesday. – Interfax.
Rumors are running from Tbilisi towards the borders of Abkhazia
Recently, the world has learnt another piece of hot news. Referring to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs David Jalagonia, the Georgian media reported that the Russian military in the Galski region have allegedly started to erect a wall between Abkhazia and Georgia. Tbilisi was quick enough to call upon the world community to mobilize against the construction of "another Berlin Wall". However, Sukhum has refuted the rumors: the fabricated sensation did not live long.
Piracy in the Georgian manner
Another incident happened recently in the Georgian-Abkhazian water zone. The Georgian coast guard service has detained a Turkish vessel, BUKET, which was to deliver petroleum, oil and lubricants to Sukhum. In Tbilisi, this cargo was estimated as smuggled goods, so long as the ship entered “the territorial waters of Georgia” without getting a preliminary agreement of the Georgian party and did not comply with the required customs procedures. However, the Abkhazian party has got its own opinion of their neighbors’ actions.
Opposition under amnesty
This morning it was reported on release of ten oppositionists arrested during rallies of the Georgian opposition. At the meeting between a number of opposition leaders with power officials on August 12 the authorities promised to reconsider cases of the arrested oppositionists within a week’s time. Some opposition members were skeptical about the meeting. Is the release of a small part of the detainees a signal that the authorities are ready for a real dialogue with the opponents? That there’s a way out of the political crisis? Oppositionists expressed their opinions to GeorgiaTimes2009-08-19 23:46
Hunger and deportation in store for Georgians in Poland
Georgia-friendly countries got tougher on illegal aliens from Georgia. The Poles drove Georgian refugees to a hunger strike – a characteristically Georgian one - in camp. The Turks simply deported a new group of fortune seekers abroad. Georgian officials sympathize with the compatriots but disadvise going abroad illegally.
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