Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Archive by 2010-01-21
Georgia can try to dispute Russia’s authorities in PACE 2010-01-21 18:37 Georgi Gabashvili, member of Georgian delegation, said Georgia will keep drawing attention to Russia’s non-implementation of PACE resolutions.
Ukrainian company purchased Georgian ski resort 2010-01-21 17:53 The main shareholder of Privat group is Igor Kolomoyskiy, a Ukrainian businessman. The group possess control shares of Ukrainian ferroalloy and ore-dressing plants, also shares in Ukrnafta, Dneprazot and a number of other enterprises.
Georgia decided not to increase expenditures on military purposes 2010-01-21 17:08 This year the government of Georgia doesn’t plan to increase expenditures on military purposes.
Estonia advises Georgia not to waste breath on returning Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2010-01-21 17:08 Georgia won’t be able to return Abkhazia and South Ossetia in the nearest time, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia, believes.
Prosecutors of Hague Tribunal to visit Georgia in February 2010-01-21 15:45 Liya Mukhashavria, a renowned attorney, stated the visit would be held due to Russia’s address to the Hague, as well as the decision of European structures to start investigation after the report of Heidi Tagliavini. This report blames Georgia for unleashing the war.
Picket against Saakashvili’s visit to be held in Estonia 2010-01-21 15:43 Today activists of public organisations of Estonia organize a picket in front of the foreign ministry of the country, in the moment when Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, will deliver a lecture.
Saakashvili was late for the meeting with Estonian President 2010-01-21 13:43 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, was late for the meeting with his Estonian counterpart Toomas Hendrik Ilves, held yesterday in Tallinn.
Meeting in the framework of Georgian-American charter to be held 2010-01-21 13:00 Today, at 3 p.m., in the Foreign Ministry of Georgia, the third meeting in the framework of Georgian-American charter on strategic partnership signed in January 2009 in People to People format, will be held – Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
Foreign Minister of Georgia didn’t apologize for extraditing Iranian citizen 2010-01-21 12:59 The Foreign Ministry of Georgia spread an official statement on results of the Minister’s visit to Iran - GeorgiaTimes correspondent in Tbilisi.
Muslims promised support to the plenipotentiary in North Caucasus 2010-01-21 11:33 Representatives of Islamic organisations of Russia expressed the desire to render all the support to Alexander Khloponin, appointed the Plenipotentiary of the North Caucasian federal district.
Abkhazia and Georgia exchanged demands at 5-side meeting 2010-01-21 10:57 Yesterday in Gali, near Abkhazian-Georgian border, meeting in the framework of mechanism for joint incident prevention and response, with participation of Abkhazian, Georgian, Russian sides, and also representatives of the EU and the UN.
Estonian MP: main problem of Georgia is Saakashvili 2010-01-21 10:14 Previously Georgia Times reported that activists of a number of Estonian public organisations campaigned against the visit of Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, to their country. They believed this visit could expose the national security of Estonia to threat.
Caucasus relies on Khloponin
This week Russian president Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on creation of North Caucasus Federal District to be governed by now ex governor of Krasnoyarsk Territory Alexander Khloponin, also appointed as deputy chairman of government. He is tasked to cooperate with power structures, control budgetary finds and implement social and economic projects that will stop unemployment and bribery. Recently Khloponin was on a visit to the region and despite cool reception by the expert community the new district head was supported in Caucasus.
Iranian advice for Georgian minister
Recently Georgian FM Grigol Vashadze went to Iran to hold talks with representatives of the country’s authorities including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Islamic republic advised Vashadze not to rush NATO accession and switch over to the strategy of stability and security provision in Caucasus. Will Tbilisi that stakes on energy cooperation with Teheran follow its advice?
Is the Georgian economy free?
Not so long ago, the American Heritage Foundation revealed the annual economical freedom index where Georgia has won 6 positions in comparison with the 2009 data, having occupied the 26th place in the list of 183 countries of the world. The index is calculated on the grounds of such indicators as business freedom and trade, the level of the government’s interference, the freedom of private ownership and investors, the level of corruption and freedom of labor. Is the Georgian economy really capable of breathing freely2010-01-21 23:27
The fourth government
The event that was so longed-for within two months and a half by the political establishment of Russia and the Caucasus, as well as the whole host of experts, has occurred at last: it was the appointment of “a person responsible for the state of affairs in the North Caucasus” announced by President of Russia Dmitriy Medvedev last year on November 12. One should remember that horns were locked many times both about the potential candidate for the “governance” and about the scheme of the regional management, for it had been clearly stated that the person would “give instructions to the ministers and governors”. Those experts that supposed that the North Caucasus would be separated from the South Federal district turned out to be right; otherwise the structure would be simply unmanageable.
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