Monday, 20 February 2017
Archive by 2010-01-13
Energy summit in Batumi adjourned 2010-01-13 18:30 Previously Georgia Times reported about Viktor Yushchenko’s statement on impossibility to visit the aforesaid summit due to upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine.
Treasury bill auctions resumed in Georgia 2010-01-13 17:54 Today the first in 2010 treasury bill auction was held in the National Bank of Georgia. 364-day treasuries at the par value of GEL 10 mln [USD 5.99 mln]were sold – Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
Russia and Turkey intend to increase commodity turnover 2010-01-13 17:53 "Global financial crisis made a negative impact on trade and economic relations of the sides – we reached the 35-bn turnover, but, unfortunately, it dropped by about 40 per cent, - Putin said. – Nevertheless, Turkey remains one of the biggest trade and economic partners of Russia, in the turnover volume going ahead of the USA and Great Britain.”
Ukrainian CEC to consider Georgian application for the second time 2010-01-13 16:32 Previously Levan Tarkhnishvili, the head of delegation of Georgian monitors, said the decision of Ukrainian CEC not to register Georgian monitors for presidential elections is illegal.
Laborites: Saakashvili started preparations for rigging elections 2010-01-13 16:29 At today’s briefing Kakha Dzagania, the Labour Party of Georgia representative, said the president had already started preparations for rigging elections of local authorities - GeorgiaTimes correspondent in Tbilisi.
Georgia: decision of Ukrainian CEC is politicized 2010-01-13 15:43 “We received mo official response from the Central Electoral Commission of Ukraine, why it refuses to register Georgian monitors, - he mentioned. – But the judge voiced the decision, in accordance with the one the refusal of the Central Electoral Commission was recognized illegitimate, and the court called on CEC to register monitors from Georgia.”
President’s press speaker explained why Saakashvili selected Tarkhnishvili 2010-01-13 14:56 Manana Manjgaladze, the press speaker of Georgian leader, explained why Mikheil Saakashvili named the present-day Central Electoral Commission head Levan Tarkhnishvili among other candidates for this post - GeorgiaTimes correspondent in Tbilisi.
Tymoshenko demands let Georgian monitors work 2010-01-13 13:28 She believes that unless urgent measures are taken “fairness of holding elections in Ukraine will be questioned, and there will be no elections in Ukraine.”
Political scientist: Moscow counts on recognition of Abkhazia by Turkey 2010-01-13 12:55 Today in Moscow Russian President Medvedev meets Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to discuss a wide range of bilateral interaction, also paying attention to significant energy transporting projects, including South Stream.
Georgian military departed for maneuvers in Germany 2010-01-13 11:32 185 military servicemen from the 31-го battalion of the third brigade of the Georgian Armed Forces departed for Germany this morning. They were seen off by Bacho Akhalaya, the Minister of Defense – Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
Saakashvili wants to introduce two new school subjects 2010-01-13 10:54 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, believes two new subjects should be introduced in schools: study of culture, and military-patriotic training.
Georgian education reversed
The president of Georgia admitted that the former course of introducing the western standards in the Georgian education is not quite correct. One of these days, Mikhail Saakashvili promised to bring back the former system of textbooks provision and the structure of the education program, as well as to introduce final examinations and the credit card-based meals system. Besides, the president thinks it necessary to resume the military-patriotic upbringing, obviously using new notions of the country's friends and enemies.
Loophole in Georgian Election code
The Georgian president managed to break the freshly adopted Election Code amended at the end of December. Mikheil Saakashvili was supposed to nominate candidates for the position of the CEC chairman on January 8 but his delay forced the deputies to amend the law today. Once again the ruling majority has remade the legislative norms to suit themselves.
Russia, Turkey bridge pipeline in gas issue
Turkey remains one of Russia's top economic partners, ahead of the U.S. and the United Kingdom. That was the message of the Russian PM who joined the president in talks with the Turkish Prime Minister. Recep Tayip Erdogan is the first leader to visit Moscow this year.
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