Friday, 24 February 2017
Archive by 2010-02-16
WMF: Georgia overcame the first wave of crisis 2010-02-16 18:34 If the government manages to provide at least USD 800 mln of foreign investments, the economy growth will amount 2 per cent of the GDP. Last year this index decreased by practically 5 per cent.
Benjamin Netanyahu denies resumption of arms supplies for Georgia 2010-02-16 18:04 He noted that in the issue of arms supplies Israel always considers concerns of all countries and hopes Russia to do the same – to act in interest of stability in instable regions.
Noghaideli to visit Kazakhstan 2010-02-16 17:25 Zurab Noghaideli, the ex-Prime Minister, the pro-opposition Movement for Just Georgia leader, on February 16th departs to Kazakhstan with a working visit – Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
Partnership for Mobility, the EU program, starts in Georgia 2010-02-16 17:20 The EU delegation, staying in Tbilisi, is discussing the implementation of the new joint program, Partnership for Mobility, with the government of Georgia.
Opposition claims of tortures in Georgian prisons 2010-02-16 16:35 Today Georgi Lagadze, the leader of the pro-opposition Future of Georgia party stated that prisoners are tortured in Georgian jail.
Georgian luger to be buried on Saturday 2010-02-16 15:45 Yesterday a funeral service for the deceased was held in Vancouver. The service took place in the Russian church of Vancouver, was attended by a small group of Georgian sportsmen [only 6 of them remaining at the Olympics].
Mayor of Tbilisi is accused of embezzlement 2010-02-16 15:24 This Monday Koba Davitashvili, the leader of pro-opposition People’s Party, proposed the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate Georgi Ugulava’s allocation of money for his bride from the Mayor’s Office’s budget.
OSCE: only participant countries can solve Nagotno-Karabakh problem 2010-02-16 13:31 Solution of Nagorno-Karabakh problem can be found only by conflict parties, believes Kanat Saudabayev, the acting OSCE chairman.
Georgian opposition is preparing for trip to Moscow 2010-02-16 12:36 A group of Georgian opposition members is getting ready for negotiations with Russian authorities and opposition. The trip can take place in March.
Most Georgians disapprove of Noghaideli’s visits to Moscow 2010-02-16 11:57 The results showed that 56.2 per cent of respondents gave the negative assessment, 10 per cent approved of them; 33.8 per cent found difficulty answering.
Funeral service for dead Georgian luger held in Vancouver 2010-02-16 11:00 Kumaritashvili died on February 12th in result of the accident in Whistler track, several hours before the opening of the Olympic Games. While training he failed to take the final 270-degree turn at the speed of 145 km/h, was thrown out of the bobrun, hit the metal column, and died in a hospital near Whistler of injuries.
Friendship, understanding and love in “Two Voices”
Kalina Bar (Moscow) hosted presentation of “Two Voices” song performed by a duet of Russian and Georgian singers – Oleg Gazmanov and Soso Pavliashvili - about common roots of Georgians and Russians, about friendship between nations and common faith. Many claim the song has a great future: it is destined to become either a hymn of Russian-Georgian friendship or acquire the status of a folk song. Indeed, Two Voices is opening wide perspectives. The Union of Georgians in Russia in charge of organization and presentation of the peacemaking musical project has far-reaching plans – to shoot a video of the song both in Georgia and Russia.
Saakashvili is going to face an uneasy spring
The president of Georgia keeps being criticized in his own country. The accusations of a wrong course and anti-Russian policy are thrown not only by the oppositionists but by the public authorities as well. What is Mikhail Saakashvili going to do in the current situation?
A special invitation for the Georgians
The European Union got tired of struggling with the illegal Georgian migration and decided to legalize it by limiting the migration to a certain time frame. In autumn, after a number of protest actions in Polish migration camps, the Partnership for Mobility declaration was signed between Georgia and EU. Today, the program items will be discussed in Tbilisi, where the European delegation has already arrived.
Georgian economy: healthy or not?
The International Monetary Fund mission presented a statement on economic situation in Georgia claiming the republic’s break through the first wave of the economic crisis. According to the experts the country’s banking sector has returned to profit though Georgia is still strongly dependent on foreign investments. GeorgiaTimes correspondent discussed validity of IMF’s conclusions with politologists and economists.2010-02-16 18:15
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