Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Archive by 2009-11-12
WB to allocate Georgia USD 28 mln 2009-11-12 18:37 According to the Ministry of Economic Development of Georgia, the implementation of the project will favor gradual decrease of transportation expenditures, improvement of transit and its availability, also provision of East-West transport corridor.
Parliament of Georgia discontent with UNICEF work 2009-11-12 18:07 The MP called the passivity of UNICEF in the affair with detained teenagers a “shameful fact”.The sides agreed on active cooperation in future and touched upon the 20th anniversary of the convention on the rights of children to take place on November 20th .
Document on non-use of force by Georgia is the priority of Geneva Talks 2009-11-12 17:25 He mentioned the constructive role of the EUMM in organizing meetings in the framework of joint incident prevention and response mechanism.
Population census in Georgia postponed due to lack of money 2009-11-12 16:51 The census was previously planned to be held in January 2010.
EU ambassadors departed for conflict areas 2009-11-12 16:17 When they return, they will discuss the situation with the Georgian side, calling the regions its “occupied territories”. The issue of replacement of the monitoring mission in Abkhazia and South Ossetia by international police forces will presumably be raised.
Export of natural resources obstacles Russian innovations 2009-11-12 15:19 “We have to admit that in previous years we failed to do enough to solve problems inherited from the past. We have failed so far to dismiss the economy's primitive structure, the humiliating raw materials dependence and reorient production to peoples' real needs," he added.
Medvedev: Russia will reach the status of world power again 2009-11-12 14:46 “The prestige of Motherland and the national well-being cannot be indefinitely defined by achievements of the past. Industrial complexes for oil and gas extraction, providing major part of budget income; nuclear weapons, guaranteeing our security; industrial and municipal infrastructure – it’s all was mostly created by Soviet specialists", he said.
Tbilisi considers negotiations in Geneva futile 2009-11-12 13:09 The 8th round of Geneva Talks on stability and security in Caucasus, held yesterday in Geneva, brought no results, stated representatives of the Georgian delegation.
EU ambassadors to discuss Georgia’s security issues 2009-11-12 12:33 At the meetings the side will focus on the situation in providing stability and security in Georgia and the European Union's role in this aspect. Discussions will also touch upon the priorities of Georgia-EU relations; process of reforms in Georgia, future prospects of the EUMM’s functioning in Georgia. After the meetings, a press conference will be held.
Three new cases of swine flu registered in Georgia 2009-11-12 11:49 All the three are citizens of Georgia, two of them had returned from Ukraine, where they caught the virus; the third patient fell ill after contact with another diseased person.
Obama #1, Putin #3 in Forbes’ list of most powerful people 2009-11-12 11:14 The rating was published yesterday. Barack Obama, the U.S. President, was called #1, second came Hu Jintao, the Paramount Leader of the People's Republic of China.
Georgian government to get acquainted with opposition’s initiatives 2009-11-12 10:22 According to Saakashvili, implementation of opposition’s ideas will cost Georgia a lot, but they Ministers will study them. He also highlighted the authorities must listen to opposition parties and exchange information.
It is Putin and Obama who influence the world
American business magazine Forbes has published the list of the most influential people of the world. Leaders of the two currently "reloading" states, Russia and the USA that used to be severe rivals in the past have got into the first trio: Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin occupies the third place, while the president of the USA is the leader of the rating. They are separated by President of P.R.C. Hu Jintao; he represents the country with the most dynamic economic development which is soon going to compete with the dollar.
Peace not guaranteed in Geneva
Agreeing to differ - this is a not pleasing result of the eighth round of Geneva talks. After they were over the UN, EU and OSCE mediators stated the discussions were going the right way and the situation in the region had stabilized. Russia and South Ossetia contradicted saying Georgia was preparing a new aggression. Tbilisi retaliated accusing Moscow of no progress in negotiations. So only UN, EU and OSCE monitors seem to be satisfied with the debates.
Small taxes that claim a lot
Because of the crisis the Georgian government was forced to reconsider their attitude to taxes. Desire to make Georgia more investment-attractive was replaced by a trend to squeeze money from businesses. The latest victim of this policy is Kazbegi beer factory in Rustavi. And again rhetoric does not match deed - which is normal for Mikheil Saakashvili. Recently he spoke about improvement of tax environment.2009-11-12 17:27
Quests of the Georgian politics
The recently started work of the committee for investigation of death of the first Georgian President Zviad Gamsakhurdia has stuck. One of its representatives stated that the committee should be granted the status of an investigative agency; otherwise, he will step down from office. The status would enable to interrogate the two former State Security Ministers Igor Giorgadze and Shota Kviraya.
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