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Archive by 2009-08-28
President of Georgia pardoned 238 prisoners 2009-08-28 18:47 President Saakashvili signed the decree on pardoning 238 prisoners - GeorgiaTimes reporter in Tbilisi. At the press conference Dimitri Shashkin, the Minister for Penitentiary, said that 169 will be released.
New Minister of Economy presented speech to the government 2009-08-28 18:27 For the first time the new Minister of Economic Development presented speech to the Georgian government.
Georgia and the Czech Republic to sign accord on investment protection 2009-08-28 17:47 The accord on investment protection will be signed by the governments of Georgia and the Czech Republic tomorrow.
Bacho Akhalaya named three priorities of the Ministry of Defense 2009-08-28 16:50 Bacho Akhalaya, the new Minister of Defense, today held a meeting with Ministry employees - GeorgiaTimes reporter in Tbilisi.
Arsenic found in Borjomi won’t affect relations between Georgia and Ukraine 2009-08-28 16:44 “Irrespective whether arsenic was detected or not drawing it to the level of the two states is humiliating and ridiculous".
Arsenic found in Borjomi mineral water 2009-08-28 16:10 Ukrainian scientists detected harmful matters in a number of well-known trademarks of mineral waters: Borjomi, Narzan, Yessentuki, said Sergei Savenkov, the Chief Sanitary Inspector of Kharkov region.
Rogozin: Sikharulidze was dismissed for telling the truth 2009-08-28 15:17 “The cause of Sikharulidze’s resignation is not his saying something wrong, but his saying truth". "Saakashvili really trains Georgian servicemen with the assistance of American military advisors for the use in new conflicts with neighboring countries", Rogozin stated.
Today pardoned to Mariamoba will be released 2009-08-28 14:23 At the same time, the number remains unknown. The Ministry for Penitentiary stated they received no list from the President, but expect it to be delivered very soon.
Assumption of the Virgin Mary celebrated today in Georgia 2009-08-28 13:09 Today the Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates Mariamoba, the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, one of the 12 main holidays of the year. In Georgia that day is declared a non-working one.
Parliament of Nicaragua isn’t authorized to annul decree on Abkhazia’s and South Ossetia’s recognition 2009-08-28 12:52 The National Assembly [parliament] of Nicaragua is discussing the annulment of President Daniel Ortega’s decree of September 5th on recognition of independency of Abkhazia and South Ossetia – a number of mass media.
Public Defender: Ministry of Defense is now headed by a criminal 2009-08-28 11:54 Sozar Subari, the Public Defender of Georgia, stated that "a criminal was appointed" the Minister of Defense.
Opposition indignant at Akhalaya’s appointment 2009-08-28 10:58 Radical opposition believes the appointment of Bacho Akhalaya the Minister of Defense “the beginning of Georgian army’s elimination”.
Georgian criminals find way to the West
The main “Georgian export” item to Russia as the Georgian leader put it seems to have reached Europe. A gang of Georgian emigrants specializing in home and shop burglaries was detained in Spain. In light of facilitation of visa regime that was promised to Mikheil Saakashvili after his accession to Eastern Partnership the prospects of massive trips to the West for the citizens of Georgia after the notorious case of the bandits look rather vague.
Will there be a limit to the Georgian claims?
Georgia keeps “verbally attacking” Russia, criticizing Moscow’s actions in all aspects: from politics to sports, economics and ecology. Georgia continued pinpricking Russia when President of Abkhazia Sergey Bagapsh made a decision to lease out the railway to the Russian Railways company, so long as the republic has got neither specialists, nor international codes. In addition, Georgia has “fined” a number of Russian TV channels for the “unlicensed” broadcasting in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. What kind of claims is Tbilisi going to lay next time?
Economy: stable rating in shaky position
Today Georgia’s new Minister of Economy Zurab Pololikashvili will give his first speech to the Cabinet. The government hopes the minister will help to resume inflow of investments to the country. Experts doubt that. However, it is rather difficult to have a definite idea of the country’s economy from reports of international structures, expert statements and the media.
Mariamoba: why are shots heard on border?
The first week after the anniversary of Abkhazia’s and South Ossetia’s recognition was not quiet. Georgia will not put up with the loss of its territories, the expert community asserts. Moscow will not revoke its decision, as the world community is made to understand. So the confrontation on the level of foreign ministries is natural. The alarming thing is that the new wave of diplomatic confrontation is followed by aggravation of the near-border situation. But nobody needs a new armed conflict.2009-08-28 22:20
Saakashvili strengthens the army with a new minister
The employee turnover forecasted by the Georgian journalists has started. The head of the defense department lost his post, following the minister of foreign affairs. Assigning the post of minister of defense to the 29-year-old Bacho Akhalaya who was accused of being engaged in the activity of death squads (special units used for punishing Saakashvili's opponents, according to the opposition) has caused a wave of dissatisfaction. The opposition is indignant, while Mikhail Nikolaevitch is talking about the need for "a hard hand in the defense administration". The new assignment can bring to naught the negotiating process between the authorities and the opposition, triggering new protest actions. However, the Georgian experts have got different opinions on the matters.
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