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Archive by 2009-12-17
Opposition: government of Georgia leaves public opinion out of account 2009-12-17 19:02 “Despite the negative attitude of the community, mass media, experts, specialists and opposition to the bill on lowering the age of criminal discretion from 14 to 12, the governmental team stubbornly protected its position and made the aforesaid changes,” she said.
Lithuanian President called the reason of recalling the ambassador 2009-12-17 19:01 The ambassador of Lithuania to Georgia, Mecys Laurinkus, was recalled for “politicking”, said Dalia Grybauskaite, the President of Lithuania.
Ministry of Healthcare of Abkhazia refuted Georgian media’s messages about swine flu 2009-12-17 18:42 "No-one declared a state of emergency over swie flu in Abkhazia. Moreover, we didn't even have quarantine. Not a single case of the disease registered in Abkhazia," he said.
CE Commissioner arrived in South Ossetia 2009-12-17 16:14 Thomas Hammarberg, the CE Commissioner for Human Rights, arrived in South Ossetia from Georgia. The aim of his visit is the release of two Georgian teenagers, still kept in Tskhinvali. They were detained on November 4th for violation of border and illegal storage of explosive matters.
Belarusian parliament adjourned consideration of recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2009-12-17 15:38 Belarusian parliamentarians decided not to consider the issue of South Ossetia and Abkhazia at the current session, ending tomorrow.
Commission on Issues of the Decease of Zviad Gamsakhurdia met with experts 2009-12-17 14:57 The Interim Commission on Issues of the Decease of the First President of Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia at today’s sitting met with criminal science experts and discussed materials, presented by the Prosecutor’s Office.
Opposition: no country in the world trusts Saakashvili 2009-12-17 14:15 Nino Burjanadze, the Democratic Movement-United Georgia leader, today announced on the overall collapse of trust to President Mikheil Saakashvili.
U.S State Dept. – Recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by Nauru won’t make their sovereignty legitimate 2009-12-17 12:59 The recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by Nauru won’t make their sovereignty legitimate, stated Ian Kelly, the U.S. Department of State spokesman.
Opposition: new protest wave in Georgia begins in spring 2009-12-17 12:13 A new wave of protest will begin in spring and definitely finish with the shift of power in Georgia, announced Nino Burjanadze, head of pro-opposition Democratic Movement-United Georgia.
Hammarberg arrived in Tbilisi 2009-12-17 11:52 Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, arrived in Tbilisi last night. He announced on Thursday he intends to go to Tskhinvali again and negotiate with South Ossetian leaders on release of two Georgian teenagers.
NATO Secretary General: Georgian issue is a matter of principle 2009-12-17 11:27 When asked by journalists whether his talks with Russian leaders meant the bloc had changed its position on the August 2008 war, Rasmussen answered NATO was not ready to reach a compromise on issues of principal importance.
A/H1N1 has weakened the Georgian pharmaceutical companies
Georgia has approached the peak of A/H1N1 diseases. Still, the epidemic has not been announced officially. Up to recently, the fixed cases of the illness had a light form, while the last week has opened a sad statistics of deaths from A/H1N1. There is a real threat of panic among the people, for the medicines have so much grown in price that most people simply cannot afford to buy them. The opposition is blaming the government for the current situation, while the latter is seeking a suitable excuse. It looks like the Georgian pharmaceutical companies are going to play the role of a scapegoat.
Verbal blow from Rustaveli Avenue
The Georgian parliament adopted a long expected complaint about Russia’s actions addressed to the world community. The document was ready a week ago but it was Russian President Dmitry Medvedev who upset the plans hinting at the thaw in relations. However Nauru’s recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia revived decisiveness of the Georgian parliamentarians.
Were Georgians condemned in Brussels?
Today the Georgian delegation reported on the rights defending situation to the UN. If Brussels keeps a close watch on the events in this Caucasian country, then persecution of the opposition, suppression of national minorities and taking of Ossetian hostages must be known. But it’s clear that the EU’s favorites will not be publicly reproved. That’s why things will come out to suit the Georgian government; and Tsotne Gamsakhurdia (see photo) will remain incarcerated albeit accusations are absurd.
Opposition at a deadlock
There seems to be a political lull in Georgia on the New Year eve. The opposition that cannot put up with its own disability and the authorities’ victory in this round of confrontation promises to make a statement in the coming 2010. Municipal elections are just round the corner, which means more political activity. GeorgiaTimes correspondent tried to find out what the opposition should expect from the coming year.2009-12-17 15:12
Access to the western democracy denied
Emigrants from Georgia and Chechnya are storming Europe on trains. One of these days, about 230 people, whom Poland has not yet granted the status of refugees, tried to reach Germany without any right. However, the train was surrounded by police and the invaders had to surrender. They were denied the ticket to a happy democratic future.
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