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Archive by 2010-02-05
Georgia and Turkey discussed military cooperation 2010-02-05 18:39 Answering the question, whether arming Georgia by Turkey was meant, Akhalaya said such topics are not discussed at the meetings of such format.
Imedi journalist was prohibited to enter Ukraine to August 2010-02-05 17:58 According to the information of border guards, the journalist arrived in Ukraine at 9:50 a.m. on Friday, Tbilisi-Kyiv flight.
Saakashvili discusses cooperation issues with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State 2010-02-05 17:32 Today Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, held a meeting with James Steinberg, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, and Phillip Gordon, Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs. The negotiations were held in the residence, behind the closed doors, Georgian TV companies could show only a fragment – Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
Residents of South Ossetia ask the USA not to arm Georgia 2010-02-05 16:44 Residents of South Ossetia sent a letter to U.S. Senator Richard Lugar. They ask the USA to renounce plans to supply Georgia with armaments, as it can be used against region’s civilians.
Georgian journalist detained in Ukraine 2010-02-05 16:43 Today Zurab Khvistiani, the journalist of Imedi [Georgian TV company], was detained by Ukrainian police in Borispol airport.
U.S. delegation is content with visit to Tbilisi 2010-02-05 15:16 U.S. delegation [James Steinberg, the Deputy Secretary of State, and Phillip Gordon, Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs] has already left Tbilisi – Georgia Times correspondent.
Georgia to complain to FIFA about Russia 2010-02-05 14:27 In February 17th Zviad Sichinava, President of the Georgian Football Federation, will negoatiate with Joseph Blatter, FIFA President.
Ex-president of the National Bank of Georgia joined opposition 2010-02-05 12:38 Several years ago he was brought to court over a road accident resulted in death of German embassy to Georgia employee. That time Javakhishvili was an MP, was driving and sober. The MP said the diplomat dashed to the road unexpectedly. Yet he spent some time under guard after expiration of the parliamentarian's mandate.
Georgian Speaker met with Venice Commission head 2010-02-05 12:07 Speaker David Bakradze met with Gianni Buquicchio, the head of venic Commission, currently staying in Tbilisi – Georgia Times correspondent.
Georgian opposition met with Assistant Secretary of State 2010-02-05 11:35 Today leaders of Georgian opposition held meetings with James Steinberg, the Deputy Secretary of State, and Phillip Gordon, Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs.
U.S. delegation arrived in Tbilisi 2010-02-05 10:59 This morning James Steinberg, the Deputy Secretary of State, and Phillip Gordon, Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs - Georgia Times correspondent.
The opposition is expecting a dialogue with Moscow
Georgia is receiving guests from America and Europe: they are the US State Secretary James Steinberg and Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon. They have already met with the representatives of the authorities and the opposition. According to the media, the States promised to financially support the democracy development in the country, which is shaking with political squabbles.
Georgian president attacked on all fronts
During the years of his rule Mikhail Saakashvili has more than once found himself in most complicated situations. Whatever the attitude of his opponents might be, being a professional PR expert, Mikhail Nikolaevitch always found a way out and turned the obvious minuses into pluses, even if they were doubtful. This was the way he acted after the August 2008 war and the spring political crisis that followed. And now Saakaashvili is facing several challenges at once. If we ignore his open confrontation with the Kremlin we will see that he is being attacked on all fronts: he is criticized by the oppositionists, the West and Europe. Will Mikhail Nikolaevitch be able to settle the current situation?
Will Saakashvili keep his promise?
Contrary to forecasts and fears Georgia has no intention to send monitors to the second round of presidential election in Ukraine. According to Mikheil Saakashvili Tbilisi won’t do it since Georgia is not going to intervene in Ukraine’s domestic affairs. However, there is a long list of historical facts when the Georgian leader easily went back on his word. Will it be history repeating and can Saakashvili be trusted in this situation?
The impression that Georgia has put up with the necessity of getting along with Mikhail Saakashvili until 2013 is rather deceptive. The spring hormones are again pushing the opposition into the streets. Although there are no demands of the president’s resignation this year, the April action will again be aimed against the ruling regime. The action should warn the authorities against the attempts of stealing the coming elections of the Mayor of Tbilisi. Or, is there anything else it should do?
Is Saakashvili ready to rewrite Constitution?
The West urges Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to significantly amend the constitution. According to Gianni Buchicchio, the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission president, presidential powers must be reduced in order to balance all power branches. Besides the commission’s experts also advocate liberalization of the law on manifestations. Will Saakashvili follow these recommendations?2010-02-05 23:27
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