Friday, 24 February 2017
Archive by 2010-02-11
U.S. ambassador awarded four Georgian military 2010-02-11 18:32 Among the awarded – Corporal Zurab Gvenetaze, killed in the performance of his military duty. The ambassador passed the medal to his father.
Runaway journalist gathered shocking videos about South Ossetia 2010-02-11 18:04 The human rights activist explained that in Switzerland he must have interviewed one of the judges of the Hague Tribunal. Now he plans to complete his film in that country.
Burjanadze: Saakashvili is trying to normalize relations with Russia 2010-02-11 17:50 Burjanadze highlighted “fact that today the country is ruled by Vano Merabishvili and his small group.”
State Minister of Georgia met with the International Chamber of Commerce representatives 2010-02-11 17:10 Georgi Baramidze, the State Minister for European and Atlantic Integration of Georgia, Vice PM, yesterday met with representatives of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Tbilisi mayor candidates invited for debates 2010-02-11 16:56 First TV debates between Tbilisi Mayor candidates can be held in Georgia.
Georgian Minister of Environment Protection met with Spanish businessmen 2010-02-11 15:56 Today Georgi Khahchidze, the Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia received representatives of elite business companies of Spain – Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
Turkey wants Georgia to return detained ships 2010-02-11 14:58 Turkey demands from Georgia the release of the five Turkish vessels, detained for violation of navigation rules.
Another WMF mission finished work in Georgia 2010-02-11 13:04 Another mission of the World Monetary Fund completed its work in Georgia. The mission has been staying in the country since January 26th, for preparation of the 5th review of Stand-By Arragement, program.
Inauguration of the President of Abkhazia to be held on February 12th 2010-02-11 12:31 On February 12 th in Abkhazia a ceremony of inauguration of the re-elected President Sergey Bagapsh will be held.
Noghaideli called the document, signed in Moscow, historical 2010-02-11 12:02 Zurab Noghaideli, the Movement for Just Georgia leader, returned to Tbilisi from Moscow. In the airport he was met by journalists and said he acts publicly and overtly, and called the document, signed historical – Georgia Times correspondent.
Bakradze met with Speaker and Vice PM of Turkey 2010-02-11 11:50 In the course of his visit to Ankara David Bakradze, the Speaker of Georgian Parliament, met with his Turkish counterpart Mehmet Ali Şahin and Vice PM Bulent Arinc - Georgia Times correspondent.
Will Georgia pass another IMF’s exam?
The International Monetary Fund mission representatives have completed their work in Georgia in the context of the preparation of the Stand-By Arragement program fifth summary. While staying in the Georgian capital, they have held several meetings with the government representatives and the prime minister, as well as the meetings in the National Bank and Ministry of Finance. The conclusions made by IMF will enable to answer the basic question: will the Georgian economy receive more support and the country will go on increasing its foreign debt, or will Tbilisi have to find the way out of the crisis without IMF’s help.
Once upon a time an Armenian, a Georgian and an Azerbaijani…
Anecdotes about who’s better: an Armenian or a Georgian sound fun when no victims, court sentences and protest rallies over national humiliation are concerned. In their zeal for state creation Georgians infringe on cultural values that have been considered Armenian for centuries. As a result there’s a ferment going on in Armenian populated Javakh, protest actions in defense of churches and the call of Georgia’s Armenians to Russia for protection.
More time to serve for Ilia II
Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia Ilia II is coming back from Germany after therapy. The head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, now 77, neutralizes anti-Russian rhetoric of the country’s secular authorities. His activity is absolutely necessary to patch up relations between two nations with common faith.
Journalists fleeing freedom?
Georgia has long been probably the most progressive democracy in post-Soviet space as was believed in Europe and in the West. Former US President George Bush even called this small but very proud republic a “beacon of democracy” on his visit to Tbilisi. Experts claim that major democratic achievements are creation of corruption-free interior authorities and independent mass media. But development of democratic institutions in Georgia keeps stumbling – not because of endless claims of the opposition to the authorities. After all it’s the opposition’s task to criticize… Freedom of mass media has been a real problem lately. And no matter how hard the dominant majority tries to prove that all is fine in the democratic kingdom – facts are glaring. Complaints about oppression of media by the authorities don’t stop. Journalists take most radical decisions to leave the country.
Aliens in Europe
Today, another deportation of the Georgian citizens from Poland will be realized with a special Warsaw-Tbilisi flight. 13 people are coming back home, including those whom the Polish authorities denied shelter. Several more Georgia citizens are waiting for the deportation. Despite the fact that the Georgian authorities are not expecting the mass return of their citizens from Poland, there are no less than four thousand migrants in the country at the moment. GeorgiaTimes correspondent discussed the problems of those people with the representatives of the Georgian authorities, non-governmental2010-02-11 09:30
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