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Archive by 2009-09-01
Parliament of Georgia to draw conclusions of "people’s dialog" campaign 2009-09-01 18:42 Bakradze thanked MPs who “were tirelessly meeting with the population all through the summer”. He noted that at the present stage the most important part are the results which must follow the campaign.
Yerevan proposed Georgia to recognize Armenian language as regional 2009-09-01 17:37 "I believe that recognition of Armenian language as regional in Georgia, registration of the Eparchy of Armenian Apostolic Church, maintenance of Armenian monuments will only favor strengthening of Armenian-Georgian friendship and deepening of mutual trust atmosphere", he mentioned.
Six Georgians detained in South Ossetia for illegal crossing of the border 2009-09-01 17:31 Last evening Russian border guards in Leninigiri region [South Ossetia] detained six citizens of Georgia.
Saakashvili’s administration disclaimed rumours about a boot hit President 2009-09-01 16:43 The Alia, a Georgian newspaper, reported that last Sunday an unknown person threw a boot at the President.
Putin for settlement of situation around Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-09-01 15:43 "Principles to settle the situation must be worked out,” Putin said and added that Russian was left nothing but to recognize independency of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, These steps were caused by “irresponsible steps of Georgia”.
Foreign Ministry: Abkhazia will arrest vessels heading for Georgia 2009-09-01 14:47 "Abkhazia will have to take adequate measures and arrest vessels heading for Georgia. It will be our response to the pirates’ actions of Georgian border guards", said Sergei Shamba, the Foreign Minister of Abkhazia.
Autumn session of Parliament of Georgia opens today 2009-09-01 13:41 Today, at the sitting of the parliamentary bureau, the autumn session will be opened.
International airport to be built in Poti 2009-09-01 13:00 The President highlighted that the number of tourists in Ajaria has already exceeded 400 000, and in 2012 their number will be about 3 mln.
Fire in Mozdok-Tbilisi gas pipeline 2009-09-01 12:27 In result of breach of pipe a fire in Mozdok-Tbilisi pipeline started in north of Ingushetia [Russian Federation].
USA to train Georgian military to resist rebels 2009-09-01 11:54 Today implementation of ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) starts in Krtsanisi National Training Centre of the Georgian Armed Forces.
Captain of BUKET sentenced to 24 years in prison 2009-09-01 11:13 The captain was convicted of violation of customs rules on especially large scale and violation of rules of entering the “occupied territory". BUKET was flying Panama flag and carrying 2 000 tons of petrol and 700 tons of diesel fuel from Turkey to Abkhazia.The fate of 16 crew members, four Azerbaijani citizens and 12 Turks, is not yet known. According to the latest messages, they have not been
Basic training of the Georgian peacemakers
On the 1st of September, the American instructors start training 750 soldiers of the Georgian soldiers in the context of preparing them for the military operations in Afghanistan. Will the peacemakers from Tbilisi be able to help the United States in their struggle against terrorists? This will be clear only in November. Nevertheless, Mikhail Saakashvili’s desire to please his main partners is now criticized not only by political experts but by the politicians as well.
Opposition: Battle for Democracy or for Tbilisi Mayor’s Chair?
The Georgian opposition is going to resume its acts of protest in autumn. Before September the leaders of numerous opposition parties say this vying with each other. In the summer months the Georgian citizens got out of the habit of meetings and acts of protest. It seems that the opposition is ready to measure swords with the authorities at the elections of the Mayor of Tbilisi, too. Does it mean that the authorities have gained their time and now can live waiting for 2013 when the next President election is planned to take place?2009-09-01 21:04
Armenia and Turkey are reconciling. What is Georgia to expect?
Ankara and Yerevan are coming together. Through the intermediary of Switzerland, the six-week consultation on the “internal political consultations” has started today. Such decision speaks of the new geopolitical realities in the Caucasus. The issue is rather complicated: political and economic interests of all the regional countries are too much interlaced. The experts’ opinions vary. The GeorgiaTimes correspondent tried to find out in what way the friendship between Abdullah Gul and Serzh Sargsyan is going to affect the Georgian economy, which transit function can be called unique because of the closed Armenian-Turkish border.
Georgian Justice: ¼ Century for «Buket»
The Poti court sentenced the captain of the Buket tanker detained by the Georgian part to a punishment comparable to the term of imprisonment for murder: 24 year. At the same time the citizen of Turkey was accused of «large-scale violation of customs rules and violation of occupied territory entrance rules». The destiny of the other members of the crew consisting of Azerbaijanian and Turkish citizens remains unknown. So far the West keeps silent, it is the turn of the Abkhazian part that promised to arrest Georgian vessels in the neutral waters of the Black Sea.
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