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Archive by 2009-09-11
Georgian delegation in PACE proposed to deprive Russian delegation of the right to vote 2009-09-11 18:26 In the course of the summer session messages came that Georgian delegation in PACE finished gathering signatures for their proposal. Georgian MP Davit Darchiashvili said the initiative got even more votes than necessary [20 signatures].
Parliament of Georgia adopted amendments to the Constitution 2009-09-11 17:30 At today’s plenary sitting the Parliament adopted amendments to the Constitution in the first reading.
Coming Geneva talks to be devoted to humanitarian issues 2009-09-11 17:01 "As before, the discussion will be held in the format of two working groups: on security issues and on humanitarian topics. The priorities of the Russian side are still focused on finding a reliable solution of specific security issues of the region. That’s the aim of all Russian practical proposals in Geneva, in the first line, of draft non0use of force agreements between Georgia, Abkhazia and
Parliament of Georgia approved new ambassador to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan 2009-09-11 16:01 Paata Kalanadze was confirmed the ambassador to Kazakstan and Kyrgystan at today’s plenary sitting of the Parliament.
Georgian opposition to resume protest actions on Monday 2009-09-11 15:19 Today Jaba Jishkariani, the November 7th movement activist, said actions will be radical disregard the toughened legislation on staging protest actions. “We can strive with the present-day Georgian regime only with radical actions”, he said.
America’s Friends to commemorate victims of 9/11 2009-09-11 15:03 At the event photo materials reflecting the tragedy, and canvas of Georgian artists will be exhibited.
First case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Georgia 2009-09-11 14:41 It’s the first case in Georgia, and the Ministry of Healthcare will pay for the treatment. The patient’s wife and little child are under doctors’ control.
Grigol Vashadze to pay a working visit to Azerbaijan 2009-09-11 12:51 On Monday Vahadze will hold a meeting with his Azerbaijanian counterpart Elmar Mamedyarov – Press and Information Department of Georgian Foreign Ministry.
Co-chairmen of Geneva Talks to discuss draft resolution on refugees 2009-09-11 12:17 Today in Tskhinval co-chairmen of Geneva Talks will discuss the Georgian draft resolution on refugees from South Ossetia and Abkhazia, recently endorsed by the UN General Assembly.
Kokoyty invited Chavez to visit South Ossetia 2009-09-11 11:30 "We didn’t doubt Venezuela would make this principal step and now officially invite Hugo Chavez to visit South Ossetia ", Kokoyty said.
Abkhazia and Nicaragua signed agreement to establish relations 2009-09-11 10:47 Shamba mentioned today the diplomats must visit Caracas and hold meetings with Venezuelan leaders. "Issue of signing agreement will also be discussed there", Shamba said.
Opposition in search of strategy
Several months after the active confrontation, the Georgian opposition assured itself of the cherished illusions as to the possibility of changing power within several days by a fixed date. It looks like Saakashvili is definitely going to keep his promise to stay in power until 2013. The oppositionists have slightly changed their tactics and want to present more thorough explanations of their tasks and objectives to the international community. Meanwhile, the authorities do not keep silent either: they exhibit activity and try to diminish the opposition in all possible aspects.
Olympic peace breakers
Tbilisi stays true to itself. Last year it unleashed the aggression against South Ossetian civilians and killed Russian peacekeepers on the Beijing Olympics opening day. Now the Georgian authorities launched a new attack objecting to holding 2014 Olympics in Sochi (Russia). A year ago the attempt to change the IOC’s decision and relocate the Games to a different country failed. The Russian Olympic Committee doesn’t take these threats seriously.
Opposition on way back to parliament?
Autumn has come. The Georgian opposition is threatening to hold new protest actions but has not yet defined the new struggle strategy. However, some of the oppositional activists may return: not to the protesters’ tribunes but to the parliament. For instance, leader of the Svoboda (Freedom) party Konstantin Gamsakhurdia is consulting on the matter with the USA.
No chance to solve refugee problems unilaterally
On Wednesday the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on status of refugees from Abkhazia and South Ossetia proposed by the Georgian delegation at the 63th assembly session within “Protracted conflicts in the GUAM area (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldavia) and their implications for international peace, security and development” agenda item.
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