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Archive by 2010-01-28
Budget of ruling party cut by half a million 2010-01-28 18:31 This year the ruling party received state financing of GEL 1 827 186 [USD 1 084 815] and targeted financing of GEL 214 081 [USD 125 930 ]. In 2008, the year of presidential and parliamentary elections, besides these sources, party received donations – GEL 12 479 332 [USD 7 340 784] and GEL 13 093 077 [USD 7 701 810 ] for electoral campaign.
Georgia refuses to talk about missing Ossetians 2010-01-28 17:49 According to Karasin, demands of South Ossetian delegates are getting sharper and acuter, they insist on information to be provided. Moreover, Tskhinvali believes without it work of mechanism on joint incident prevention and response is impossible.
Tskhinval reports on preparing provocation at the border 2010-01-28 17:07 Special services of South Ossetia have information about provocation, being prepared by Georgian side at the border.
South Ossetia: Geneva talks are getting in a deadlock 2010-01-28 16:31 Geneva Talks on stability and security in Caucasus are getting into a deadlock, said Boris Chochiyev, the South Ossetian President's Plenipotentiary for post-conflict settlement, head of South Ossetian delegation.
Registration of “primaries” activists started 2010-01-28 15:47 Today registration of “primaries” activists started in Tbilisi. It’s conducted near three metro stations: Akhmetelis Teatri; Vagzlis Moedani; Varketili – Georgia Times reporter in Tbilisi.
Georgia officially refused to wage war for Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2010-01-28 14:58 At yesterday’s sitting the government of Georgia endorsed the strategic concept on regard to Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Georgian mass media discuss successors of the Minister of Defense 2010-01-28 12:54 According to the newspaper, Akhalaya can become the National Security Council, instead of Eka Tkeshelashvili, the latter would be sent as the UN Permanent Representative.
Georgian Patriarch heading for German hospital 2010-01-28 12:35 Ilia II, the Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, today departs for Germany to undergo medical examination.
Ambassador of Georgia to Azerbaijan resigned 2010-01-28 12:05 Noniashvili was confirmed by the Parliament in his position on Novemeber 17th. Previously he headed the press service of the administration of the Georgian President.
NATO Secretary General to visit Georgia 2010-01-28 11:36 David Bakradze, the Speaker of Georgian Parliament, in the course of his visit to Brussels met with Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO Secretary General - Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
10th round of Geneva Talks on security in Caucasus begins 2010-01-28 11:02 Russian delegation will raise an issue of restoration of military potential of Georgia, able to lead to aggravation of situation in Caucasus.
Georgia: time to make a choice
Another round of negotiations between the representatives of Georgia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Russia, USA, EU, UN and OSCE is going to be held in Geneva today concerning the situation in the South Caucasus. The parties are intended to discuss the issues of safety and the problems of refugees. Moscow is also going to raise the issue of signing an agreement on Tbilisi’s nonaggression against Sukhum and Tskhinval. In its turn, Georgia will acquaint the participants of the discussions with the strategy developed in respect of the young republics. According to the Georgian strategists, the document is aimed at peaceful cooperation with Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The point is that these assurances have got nothing in common with the increased military potential of Georgia.
What shall we expect from next round?
February 7 is the second round of Ukraine’s presidential election between two rivals - PM Yulia Timoshenko and Viktor Yanoukovich, Party of Regions leader. GeorgiaTimes has already written about the first round featuring the so-called “monitors” from Georgia, almost protagonists of the event. Curiously enough, Tbilisi is still frequently mentioned in the run-up to the coming duel between Ukraine’s two heavy-weighters.
New plans of the Georgian strategists
Tbilisi started developing the plan of actions in the context of the approved strategy concerning Abkhazia and South Ossetia. According to State Minister of Georgia for Reintegration Temur Yakobashvili, the republic is ready to submit this strategy to European Union for discussion. Despite the humanitarian objectives pursued by the strategy, many political analysts treat Tbilisi’s plan of actions in respect of Sukhum and Tskhinval as a soft attempt to bring back the former territorial integrity.
What is in store for Nabucco?
An annual European gas exhibition has been opened in Vienna. According to member of the board of the Austrian OMV oil-and-gas group of companies Werner Auli, the Azerbaijani and Iranian gas for Nabucco project, which is planned as an alternative of the European gas supplied through the Russian gas pipelines, will, anyway, make it profitable. GeorgiaTimes correspondent discussed the prospects of the Nabucco project with the Russian political analysts.2010-01-28 22:51
A key issue at the core of ongoing Russian-Georgian confrontation is a desire of the little Caucasian republic to join North Atlantic Alliance. Russia has always been openly resentful about it. Despite the decision taken at Bucharest summit in 2007 to postpone NATO accession for Russia’s two neighbors – Georgia and Ukraine - leaders of both states cherish their dreams of alliance membership. Though today’s Georgia has almost no pro-Russian politicians and Georgians are not totally disillusioned about NATO security prospects yet, the calls to neutrality become still more audible.
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