Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Archive by 2010-02-25
Representatives of Georgian diaspora picket the European Commission building 2010-02-25 18:24 There are 50 political prisoners in Georgia, and they are waiting for your help, their motto states. After the 2-hour rally the protesters intend to send an open letter to the Commission’s head’s office and call on Barroso to estimate the fact of political prisoners in Georgia.
European Commissioner Hammarberg is expected in Georgia 2010-02-25 17:26 The Commissioner will continue work on releasing prisoners from both sides. He also hopes to learn about the fate of the missing people.
Georgian ex-PM brings serious accusations against Shevardnadze 2010-02-25 17:14 The ad hoc parliamentary commission for investigation the circumstances of the first President’s death, at today’s sitting listened to Tengiz Sigua, the ex-PM [in Gamsakhurdia’s government] – Georgia Times correspondent.
One more Tbilisi Mayor candidate 2010-02-25 15:54 This is Tamaz Vashadze. Yesterday he was nominated by Anzor Abralava, the leader of the movement.
U.S. Navy ship anchored in Poti 2010-02-25 15:22 This morning FFG 32 John Hall, ship of U.S. coast guard, anchored in Poti port – RosBalt, citing to Georgian mass media. Short-termed Georgian-American exercise on rescue and fighting illegal migration will be held.
National Forum dissociated itself from opposition 2010-02-25 14:45 National Forum doesn’t intend to unite with non-parliamentary opposition in May electyions of local authorities.
Georgia became an associated member of the International Electrotechnical Commission 2010-02-25 13:07 In February 2010 Georgia became an associated member of the International Electrotechnical Commission (body of international standards in electrotechnical sphere).
Georgia-USA working group will hold a meeting in the framework of Charter on Partnership 2010-02-25 12:22 The working group on economic issues, established in the framework of Georgia-USA Charter, will hold another sitting today.
Over 1.6 million Georgians live abroad 2010-02-25 11:55 Over 1.6 mln Georgians live outside Georgia, reported Mirza Davitaya, the State Minister for Diaspora Issues, at the joint sitting of the parliamentary committees for relations with compatriots abroad; for foreign relations; and for issues of education, science, culture and sports.
Georgia is still in priorities of the White House 2010-02-25 11:54 Georgia remains one of the foreign policy priorities f the U.S. administration, stated Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Secretary of State.
An attempt to consolidate: win or lose
The spring is coming, reviving the political life in Georgia, which traditionally assumes a most unexpected character. In advance of the local elections fixed for May 30, leaders of the numerous oppositional parties quarreled with each other, so the cooperation between the once uncompromising competitors is being negotiated. The balance is changing almost every hour but all the oppositionists stress the necessity of unification. However, the main task – proposing a single candidate for the post of Mayor of the capital –can be so far characterized as an illusive dream.
European Union localizing Eastern Partnership
European Union continues working on Eastern Partnership, remaining a distant target for the selected six former USSR republics. At first, Brussels offered the participating countries certain hope for the integration into EU by way of associated membership, while now it reckons upon the rapprochement between Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. According to regional special representative of the organization Piter Semnebi, the signing of a new agreement is going to become the means of setting up free trade and movement in Tbilisi, Yerevan and Baku.
Georgia’s durability tested by a hurricane
Georgia is paying for its warm Transcaucasian climate with regular natural disasters. The damage caused by the strong wind that came upon the country on Monday amounted to over 600 thousand dollars in the capital. Hundreds of buildings and dozens of thousands of people throughout the East Georgia were left without shelter and electricity. The clean-up operations are going to take at least several weeks.
Aimed at Georgia
Strategic and transit opportunities of the Black Sea as well as occurrence of hydrocarbons keeps luring Americans forcing Washington to pursue an offensive policy in the counties along the coast including Romania, Bulgaria where deployment of Patriot missiles is planned and Georgia, the old favorite. Today Tbilisi is greeting an overseas delegation to discuss the cooperation strategy.
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