Thursday, 23 February 2017
Archive by 2009-09-18
EU will simplify, but not abolish visa regime for the “Eastern Partners” 2009-09-18 18:30 Cremonini mentioned the Eastern Partnership has two approaches to the relations: bilateral and multilateral.
Georgia hails the shift of U.S. missile defense closer to Caucasus 2009-09-18 17:36 According to James Cartwright, current Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the new architecture implies relocation of radar working in centimeter diapason, and that one is likely to be placed in Caucasus, though he didn’t mention where.
Saakashvili: economic freedom course must be continued 2009-09-18 16:45 “We created such a possibility now, and it must become irreversible”, he said. He set the task for the officials: to present the next stage of economic program to be considered by the Parliament and international organizations. “We must create strong guarantees for property, for investments; and for improvement of economic condition of the society”, the President noted.
Eastern Partnership forum to be held in Brussels 2009-09-18 16:05 The first forum on cooperation of civil societies in the framework of the Eastern Partnership will be held in Brussels in November, stated at today’s press conference in Baku Giovanni Kremonini, the administrator of European policy and neighborhood office.
NATO proposes Russia to assess threats of the 21st century together 2009-09-18 15:36 The new Secretary General started work on August 3rd and the same day announced that normalization of relations with. Russia is one of the main priorities for the Alliance. The relations between the bloc and Russia worsened after the August 2008 events in South Ossetia.
Georgia still doesn’t meet NATO standards 2009-09-18 14:57 NATO doesn’t renounce the plans to grant membership to Georgia and Ukraine, but the countries still don’t meet NATO standards, stated Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at today’s NATO press conference.
Georgia named the condition for signing the “non-aggression pact” 2009-09-18 14:41 The increased number of monitors, including in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, is necessary for signing the “non-aggression pact”, the deputy Minister believes.
One killed in collision of plant in Tbilisi 2009-09-18 13:10 One dead body found in the ruins of the former concrete plant in Tbilisi, which collided last evening.
Georgia is ready to accept missile defense 2009-09-18 12:32 Gogolashvili says the effectiveness of missile defense in Caucasus is important for European countries located near Tblack Sea. Besides, Georgia’s security will be “on a higher level” with American missile defense objects.
Next round of Geneva Talks to be held on Novemeber 11th 2009-09-18 11:37 In the course of the 8th round the sides intend to discuss the final variant of the document on security provision mechanisms, in detail describing measures to ensure security in South Caucasus.
Non-aggression agreement remains the main topic of Geneva Talks 2009-09-18 11:01 Yesterday the 7th round of Geneva Talks on security in Caucasus under the aegis of the UN, the EU and the OSCE was held, participants were delegations of Abkhazia, Georgia, Russia, the USA, South Ossetia.
European MP worried over Vaagn Chakhalyan’s fate 2009-09-18 10:38 Silvi Guillaume, the European parliamentarian, wrote a letter to Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy with a request to order EU representatives to monitor in Tbilisi the case of Armenian political activist Vaagn Chakhalyan.
Kulakhmetov did not act as initiator in Geneva
The negotiating table in Switzerland where the seventh round of discussions was held is turning into a place for idle talk. The seventh round of negotiations did not produce any effect again. Russia attached weight to its delegation by inviting former Commander of the Russian contingent Marat Kulakhmetov. However, he did not affect the course of the discussion.
A sweep in culture and sports
The Georgian opposition is searching for a new strategy, promising a “turbulent autumn”. Meanwhile, delighted in its supremacy, the power decided to “establish order” in culture and sports. Earlier, the resignation of art director of Film Actor Theatre named after M.I.Tumanishvili Keti Dolidze had been announced, for she used to appear at the oppositional meetings too often. During the Report to People action held in Rustavi, Prime Minister Nika Gilauri recommended the head of the Sports Department to sort things out with football as well. Today, President of the Georgian Football Federation Nodar Akhalkatsi submitted resignation.
Besik Pipia’s “case” background
Letter C that was accidentally put instead of Category B in the driving license belonging to Director of the Georgian RIA Novosti agency Besik Pipia became a reason for criminal prosecution of the journalist in Georgia. The absurdity of accusations was stressed by lawyers and oppositionists; still, the case was not dismissed. RIA Novosti sought the assistance of the Russian MFA which classified the incident as political persecution.
Georgia’s withdrawal from CIS yields results
Russia put a ban on entry of Georgian citizens via Azerbaijan land border. Now the Georgians will either have to take a plane or sail the Black Sea. Though train or car journeys were never popular with Sakartvelo’s people, the country’s Foreign Ministry and Georgian Azerbaijanis (!) have expressed their discontent.
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