Saturday, 22 October 2016
Archive by 2009-10-22
List of people who financed opposition published 2009-10-22 18:08 It includes 17 businessmen and former governmental officials, who, according to the data of media, allocated about USD 47 mln.
Saakashvili accused of organizing campaign against the Patriarch 2009-10-22 17:42 Pro-opposition Labour party responded to the campaign of the Liberty Institute NGO against the Catholicos Patriarch Ilia II and the Georgian Orthodox Church.
Another “governmental hour” to be held today in the Georgian Parliament 2009-10-22 17:06 Today another “governmental hour” will be held in the Parliament of Georgia. Alexander Khetaguri, the Minister of Energy, and Giorgi Khachidze, the Minister of Environment Protection, will participate.
Georgia believes in joining NATO without MAP 2009-10-22 16:56 Tbilisi can’t rule out joining NATO without participation in MAP [membership action plan].
Noghaideli for dialog with Russia, but without ultimatums 2009-10-22 16:25 Zurab Noghaideli, the ex-PM of Georgia, the leader of pro-opposition Movement for United Georgia believes that dialog with Russia should be started without any pre-requisites and ultimatums.
Parliamentarians of Azerbaijan and Armenia to discuss Karabakh settlement 2009-10-22 16:12 The meeting of MPs of Azerbaijan and Armenia with participation of Russian parliamentarians will be held today to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh problem.
Meeting on incident prevention being held in Ergneti 2009-10-22 16:01 The 5th meeting I the framework of joint incident prevention mechanism in the zone of Georgian-South Ossetian conflict is being held in settlement Ergneti.
Commission to investigate Gamsakhurdia’s death will include 11 members 2009-10-22 14:58 At today’s plenary sitting the Parliament of Georgia made decision to establish the ad hoc fact-finding commission to investigate the death of Zviad Gamsakhurdia, the ex-President of Georgia.
U.S. Deputy Secretary Assistant arrived in Georgia 2009-10-22 14:35 Tina Kaidanow, the Deputy Assistant Secretary, arrived in Tbilisi last evening. Today she’s planned to hold a meeting with representatives of the Georgian government and public organisations.
Special group to boycott Sochi Olympics to be established in Georgia 2009-10-22 12:19 The special working group to deal with issue of boycotting the Sochi Olympics and development the forms of protest will soon be organized in Georgia.
Bakradze continues meetings in the USA 2009-10-22 11:42 He met with William Burns, the Assistant Secretary of State, and discussed issue of bilateral relations According to the Parliament press service, Burns highlighted the importance of supporting Georgia as the strategic partner of the USA, and reinforcement of relations between Georgia and international organisations, including NATO.
Georgian Patriarch spread a special statement 2009-10-22 11:12 “For many centuries Christianity was the uniting force and ideological basis for the Georgian state. The enemies of our unity and freedom constantly struggled with it in the past and struggle now”, the document says.
Christopoulos arrived in South Ossetia 2009-10-22 10:22 Yesterday the delegation of Geneva Talks co-chairmen, headed by OSCE special envoy Charalampos Christopoulos, arrived in Tskhinval. They met with Boris Chochiyev, South Ossetian president s plenipotentiary for post-conflict settlement and Murat Jioyev, the Foreign Minister- Res.
A summer house of discord
They say that marriages are made in heaven, while divorces, as is known, are made in court. Not only former lovers divide their apartments, cars and children. Politicians, whose paths diverged, behave exactly in the same way. Mikhail Saakashvili and Nino Burjanadze, former associates that turned into uncompromising opponents got stuck on the summer house. The president is eager to take his present back from his revolutionary friend with the enthusiasm of a person insulted by treachery.
New strokes to Caucasus peace “draft”
Recently Pierre Morel, Johan Verbeke and Harlampos Hristopulos (see photo) co-chairing the EU, UN and OSCE mediated Geneva talks have been on a visit to Sukhum and Tskhinval. The participants of multi-lateral negotiations are getting ready for the 8th round of discussions on security in Transcaucasia to be held in Geneva on November 11. The main subject will be the draft agreement on non-use of force discussed behind closed doors yesterday.
The UN General Assembly recently called to cease any military actions for the period of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Olympic armistice is an ancient tradition established in VIII century B.C. and revived by the International Olympic Committee in the last century. Meanwhile, tomorrow the Georgian parliament will discuss the possibility of boycotting the Olympic Games in Sochi. Are the ancient traditions and international standards worth breaking, especially that Georgia is so careful about holding to any traditions?2009-10-22 22:22
Libel against Catholicos Patriarch
Georgia is boiling over the Liberty Institute videos with the voice of Catholicos-Patriarch calling the whole Georgian nation to insult Mikheil Saakashvili. It’s the NGO’s criticism of Ilia II’s position on the culprits in last year’s war in South Ossetia. Georgian believers rose to defend the Church and the opposition accused the authorities of campaigning against the Patriarch.
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