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Archive by 2009-08-27
Bacho Akhalaya introduced as the new Minister of Defense 2009-08-27 18:37 At today’s sitting of the Security Council Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, declared the resignation of Minister of defense David Sikharulidze and introduced Bachan [Bacho] Akhalaya to this position.
Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic to arrive in Georgia 2009-08-27 17:45 According to tentative information, in the course of this visit Georgia and the Czech Republic will sign an agreement on investment protection.
Georgian Foreign Ministry confirmed detention of 14 citizens in Spain 2009-08-27 17:12 14 people were detained over suspicion of shoplifting and car thefts.
New Minister of Economy started personnel purges 2009-08-27 16:11 Zurab Pololikashvili, the new Minister of Economic Development, has already started a personnel purge in his agency. Today he has announced he dismissed 4 out of 5 his deputies: Georgi Shanidze, Irakli Gachechiladze, Levan Pateishvili and Sulkhan sisauri. The remaining one is Uruzmag Karkusov – GeorgiaTimes reporter.
Sikharulidze can leave his post even today? 2009-08-27 16:00 David Sikharulidze, the minister of Defense of Georgia, can leave his post even today, the Vzglyad reports alluding to Georgian mass media.
Delegation of Abkhazia to visit Nicaragua 2009-08-27 15:33 Delegation of Abkhazia will visit Nicaragua – InterpressNews. In his letter to the president of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega Saavedra, Sergey Bagapsh, the leader of South Ossetia, said he intended to send a delegation “driven by the desire to reinforce bilateral cooperation in all the spheres of modern life".
Fitch improved Georgia’s rating 2009-08-27 14:49 "The inflow of massive international financial assistance is supporting Georgia's economy and creditworthiness following the war with Russia in August 2008 and the global financial crisis, while the risk of a third shock of major domestic political instability has receded as mass opposition demonstrations have dissipated," commented Edward Parker, the head of Emerging Europe in Fitch's Sovereigns
New Minister of Economy of Georgia to deliver a speech in the government meeting 2009-08-27 14:21 Zurab Pololikashvili, the new Minister of Economic Development of Georgia, will present a speech at today’s sitting of the government - GeorgiaTimes.
Georgians don’t want to see the ruling party in office - survey 2009-08-27 12:51 Two thirds of Georgians surveyed by Georgian sociologists several days ago said they don’t want to see anyone from the ruling party as a President.
Georgians leave the country massively 2009-08-27 12:11 Every month about 200 Georgian citizens renounce their citizenship, the Vzglyad reports citing to Georgian mass media.
Georgia regards startup of the pipeline in Tskhinval as violation of own territorial integrity 2009-08-27 11:47 Tbilisi regards the opening of Dzuartikau - Tskhinval gas pipeline, connecting South Ossetia with Russia, as violation of its world community and international organisation recognized state borders.
Georgian commented the Day of Independence 2009-08-27 11:14 August 26th is not the day of Abkhazia’s and South Ossetia’s independency recognition, but rather the day of legitimization of “Georgia’s occupation” by Russia, said deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Nalbandov in the light of the celebrations held yesterday in Sokhunmi and Tskhinval.
EU signed agreements on visa regime simplification and readmission with Georgia 2009-08-27 10:43 The EU signed agreements on visa regime simplification and readmission with Georgia, said yesterday Christiane Hohmann, the press secretary of Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the European Commissioner for Foreign Relations and Neighbourhood Policy.
Georgian agitprop on ecological assault
Georgia lays new claims to Russia, this time ecological. Tbilisi condemns the project inspired by the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources to create a unique ecological corridor between Teberdin reserve (Russia) on one side and Ritsin and Kodori national parks in Abkhazia – from the other. If Moscow presses for preservation of biological variety on the border of the two states Tbilisi is beating alarm because of the alleged deforestation and illegal exploitation of inert materials. Abkhaz President Sergey Bagapsh stated that protection of the republic’s nature was his personal responsibility. But is it what official Tbilisi wants?
Dzuarikau-Tskhinval: anniversary gift
Dzuarikau-Tskhinval, the world’s highest gas pipeline has been launched in South Ossetia. The inauguration was the central event of the festivities on the first anniversary since the republic’s independence was recognized, which shows paramount importance of Russia-South Ossetia direct gas channel.
No use trying to boycott the Olympic Games in Sochi
Various statements made by the Georgian parliamentarians about “how we can punish Russia” impress with their absurdity, not to say more… This time, it was Chairman of the Georgian Parliamentary Committee for External Relations Akaki Minashvili (see photo) who has distinguished himself.
The words of the Russian prime minister cost dear
Yesterday, the people of Abkhazia and South Ossetia celebrated the anniversary of recognizing their independence. Leaders of the republics Sergey Bagapsh and Eduard Kokoity thanked Russia. As to the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, he even addressed some kind words to Georgia, having stated that Moscow is implicitly helping Tbilisi via the International Monetary Fund and is not interested in humiliating Georgia. However, the latter has again discharged its “righteous” anger upon the Northern neighbor...2009-08-27 22:38
Militaries to be fined for “lack of patriotism”
Georgian Ministry of Defense filed a lawsuit against hundreds of ex-servicemen deciding to bring to account all those who cancelled the contract after last year's August events. And there are a lot of them - nearly a thousand people. Now they pay either for their "lack of patriotism" or because of the rampant crisis. Apparently there are no other methods of "money extraction" from the population. The experts and rights defenders are at a loss expressing their position to GeorgiaTimes correspondent.2009-08-27 15:27
Europe opens the borders, excluding the Georgian illegal aliens
In Brussels, Georgia and European Union have agreed upon the texts of the documents implying a simplified visa issue to the citizens of this South-Caucasian republic. The agreements are going to come into force after their signing scheduled by the end of the year. A no-delay opportunity to go to Europe will obviously make things much easier for the Georgians, as long as for many of them, earning money abroad is the only means of living. However, despite all the benefits, there are shortcomings as well. European Union has outlined the Georgian illegal aliens’ return home (readmission).
Mercy without bias, or passions for mercy
Facing the autumn, which is traditionally lavish not only in fruit and vegetables in Georgia but in political events as well, the authorities are demonstrating their commitment to democratic principles. Their image has lately faded. The “young revolutionists” want to show that they are working on their mistakes. Today, Shalva Ramishvili, the establisher of TV 202, who was declared to be a political prisoner, got liberty at last. Another amnesty is going to be granted on August 28. The “spy cases” of the authorities’ opponents will be dismissed. Will all these measures help prevent a turbulent political autumn?
Georgias Interior Ministry warns people to refrain from pro
Georgian refugees from the war in South Ossetia say they're being told not to take part in street protests. Some of them were sent letters from the Internal Affairs Ministry in Tbilisi warning them against participating.
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