Monday, 20 February 2017
Archive by 2010-02-02
USA: absolute majourity doesn’t recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2010-02-02 18:26 "I think you have Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Nauru, which have stepped forward. That’s not exactly a resounding endorsement. We have a different view from Russia on this issue And we – and our view is shared by, as I note, the vast majorities of countries around the world,” Gordon said
PM of Georgia speaks about growth of economy 2010-02-02 17:36 Nikoloz Gilauri, the PM of Georgia, is content with the economy indexes of the last quarter of 2009 and January 2010 and says they show positive dynamics – Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
NATO Secretary General doesn’t plan to visit Georgia 2010-02-02 17:26 At today’s video press conference, organized by RIA Novosti, James Appathurai, the official representative of NATO, disclaimed messages about upcoming visit of NATO Secretary General to Georgia.
New package of economic aid to Georgia endorsed in the USA 2010-02-02 16:19 New package of economic aid of the USA to Georgia is endorsed, yet its cost hasn’t been announced.
Georgians consider Alasania the best-balanced politician 2010-02-02 16:18 According to the survey by Kviris Palitra [Georgian weekly], citizens of Georgia believe Irakli Alasania, the ex-ambassador to the UN, the pro-opposition Alliance for Georgia leader, the best-balanced politician. 25.7 per cent of the respondents voted for him.
President of Georgia explained the disconnection of First Caucasian with censorship 2010-02-02 15:30 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, expressed his solidarity to First Caucasian channel and stated that disconnection of the channel from the satellite is a dangerous precedent of international political censorship, said Manana Manjgaladze, the press speaker of the head of state – Georgia Times reporter in Tbilisi.
U.S. political technologist Kunin still working with Saakashvili 2010-02-02 14:59 "Kunin didn’t quit, he’s in Georgia and continues his work in normal regime,” she said at the special briefing.
Book on August war released in the West 2010-02-02 12:59 In the authors's view, Russia violated the main rule, adopted after the cold war and stating that borders in Europe would never be changed by force.
European company disconnected Public TV from satellite 2010-02-02 12:24 Eutelsat, the European satellite company, disconnected the First Channel of the Public Broadcaster of Georgia, from the satellite, said Levan Gakheladze, the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Public Broadcaster - Interfax. The same had previously been done with the First Caucasian Channel.
Mass media: Saakashvili left without American advisor 2010-02-02 11:51 Daniel Kunin, the American advisor, who has been working with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in recent years, left the head of state.
Saakashvili won’t go to security conference in Munich 2010-02-02 11:27 Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, won’t participate in security conference in Munich [starts on February 5th ]– for the first time since 2006.
Gamsakhurdia’s son is presented a new charge 2010-02-02 10:53 Tsotne Gamsakhurdia, the son of the late first president of Georgia, was presented a new charge, stated his attorney Keti Bekauri. This time it concerns the incident of November 21st 1998, when both policeman Levan Sanikidze and Tsotne Gamsakhurdia were injured.
As was expected, the visa-free regime agreement between Russian and South Ossetia stirred the irritation of Georgia, which seems to worry about each step undertaken by the Russian authorities in favor of the former Georgian region. The agreement cannot significantly facilitate the uncontrolled crossing of the Russian-South-Ossetian border; still, it will validate the South-Ossetian passports.
Gamsakhurdia’s “Moscow truth”
Konstantin Gamsakhurdia, son of first Georgian president, now heading the parliamentary commission investigating into circumstances of his father’s death accuses Edward Shevarnadze, the country’s former leader, of his involvement in murder referring to the information by ex state security minister Igor Giorgadze he had met in Moscow. Despite Shevarnadze’s refutation the parliamentarian will now press for the status of a commission of inquiry. What will the revelations of security officials mean to Georgia’s ex leader?
PR failure in a Georgian manner
The best thing in which the Georgians seem to succeed in today’s crisis is the PR-technologies. The Georgian, Russian and western experts hold by an opinion that the Georgian authorities have far outdone their regional neighbors in this respect. Tbilisi does not conceal the informational war with Russia, wishing to revenge the lost territories and convince the world community of its rightness. It is in the aspect of the informational war with the Kremlin that the new First Caucasian project was launched at the beginning of the year. The broadcasting is realized via a satellite. However, the new project has already experienced a failure: the Eutelsat French company has suspended the broadcasting of the First Caucasian Channel for the reason of the test broadcasting term expiration, while the new contract with Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB) has not been executed yet. Tbilisi is not trying to conceal its dissatisfaction.
Georgia: a battle for the old fighters
An action against “social injustice and suppression” was held in front of the Georgian parliament today. It was organized by leader of the Kartuli Dasi party Jondi Bagaturia and was held by the Georgian pensioners. The parliamentarian demands that the authorities should increase the amount of pension up to the living minimum wage of 150 laris and provide the pensioners with medical insurance. Will the current authorities hear Bagaturia’s appeal?2010-02-02 22:38
Why do the USA need Georgia?
At the end of last week, the US State Secretary Hillary Clinton stated that Washington is calling upon Moscow to respect the obligations undertaken in the context of the cease-fire agreement and refused to accept Russia’s arguments as to the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. On his part, President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili took Clinton’s statement as her definite and unchanged position and support. Does the speech of the State Secretary mean that the United States are again placing their stake on Georgia in the Caucasus confrontation? GeorgiaTimes correspondent discussed the2010-02-02 15:33
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