Friday, 09 December 2016
Archive by 2009-12-28
Parliament of Georgia passed amendments to Electoral Code 2009-12-28 18:40 Agreement on appointing opposition members secretaries of district electoral commissions reached. At the same time majority refused to appoint opposition member a secretary in superior to district commissions.
Georgia makes forged passports for South Ossetians 2009-12-28 18:10 Medoyev said the passports with these numbers and series belong to real citizens of South Ossetia, only Georgians use forged ones.
Dialog of opposition and parliamentary majourity brought no results 2009-12-28 17:27 She explained the ruling team had no desire to create mechanisms of electoral lists’ re-checking, and, to make matters worse, attempted to “bloat” these lists.
Georgian Vice Speaker sees threat to Abkhazia in Rosneft 2009-12-28 16:48 Paata Davitaya, the Vice Speaker of Georgian Parliament, believes that the two wells in Gudauta and Ochamchira regions of Abkhazia,[Russian Rosneft working on them] will create ecological threat to Abkhazia.
Initiators of oppositional primaries met with Laborites’ leader 2009-12-28 15:59 Leaders of pro-opposition parties, initiators of pre-election of one candidate to represent opposition at the elections of Tbilisi Mayor in May 2010, held meeting with Shalva Natelashvili, the leader of Labour party.
Parliament of Georgia to discuss changes in the Electoral Code 2009-12-28 15:13 “We must eradicate the problem once and for good: the one of Georgian authorities’ bringing population from regions to the capital, registering them in Tbilisi, and in this way preparing for the elections,” said Georgi Akhvlediani, one of the Christian Democrats leaders said.
Medoyev: Georgia relies on own missile defense 2009-12-28 14:42 “Besides, Tbilisi purchases not Ukrainian tanks and IFVs, but modern means to wage war, - he mentioned. – We realize that Georgia is capable of any provocation to try to return South Ossetia in the fog of big war.”
Widow of the first President requests political asylum in Germany 2009-12-28 12:51 “For many years in Georgia pressure has been exerted on my family; that’s a violation of both the Constitution of the country, and the declaration of the UN and the Helsinki Union, - she said. – Therefore I had to address the embassy of Germany.”
Saakashvili is ready to sacrifice his organs 2009-12-28 12:11 “We are working at the donor bank, - he said. – I’m ready to be the first to sign up and in case of my death to donate all my organs in the donor bank. We must help each other to establish donor transplantology,” he said.
Young man died of swine flu in Georgia 2009-12-28 11:37 This morning swine flu claimed one more life in Georgia. According to the National Centre for Disease Control, a young man, who was put in Kutaisi regional hospital in severe condition on December 22nd, died.
Lavrov: the West is ashamed to admit Georgia’s being in the wrong 2009-12-28 11:11 “In Europe and Washington there’s the understanding the risky gambling Saakashvili did in August 2008 must not be repeated, - he mentioned. – Obviously, our partners are still too ashamed to speak about it overtly, because it means pretty much of admitting own mistake, when the stake was on that person. But we know for sure that in their contacts with Tbilisi they put the point clearly. ”
Refugees: bleeding wounds and legal collisions
Recently Abkhaz FM Sergey Shamba has been on a trip to Moscow to discuss opening of diplomatic representatives, visa problems and other organization issues. But what attracted Tbilisi’s attention were Shamba’s and Lavrov’s statements on return of Georgian refugees.
Mikhail Saakashvili’s unlearned lessons
Head of the Russian Foreign Policy Administration Sergey Lavrov summarized the diplomatic achievements of the expiring year 2009 in his interview given to Russian Newspaper and published today. He paid much attention to the situation in the Caucasus and the post-conflict settlement after the aggression undertaken by Saakashvili’s regime in August 2008. As he said, both Europe and Washington realize that one cannot let this adventure to occur again.
Pragmatism makes face the truth
A number of analysts registered new tendencies in Tbilisi-Moscow relations denominating them as “pragmatic”. That is why Russian FM Sergey Lavrov’s recent speech that Moscow is still certain about Tbilisi’s revanchist intentions aroused bewilderment on the banks of the Kura river. Modernization has nothing to do with revanchism. Is that so?2009-12-28 17:07
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