Thursday, 30 March 2017
Archive by 2010-03-01
Abkhazia would like to establish relations with Argentina 2010-03-01 18:30 The Minister noted the warm welcome given to the delegation. “No-one assured that Argentina won’t recognize Abkhazia, therefore we have hope that Argentina will be the next Latin American country to recognize Abkhazia”.
Saakashvili called the most power-loving politician of Georgia 2010-03-01 18:17 Georgians consider Mikheil Saakashvili, the present-day President of Georgia, the most power-loving politician. According to the survey of Kviris Palitra [Georgian weekly] he got 7.83 points.
First President’s son stopped hunger strike 2010-03-01 17:21 Tsotne Gamsakhurdia, the son of Zviad Gamsakhurdia, the late first President of Georgia, stopped his hunger strike, announced his attorney Keti Bekauri. He was persuaded by Ilia II, the Catholicos Patriarch of Georgia - Trend.
Batumi is preparing for joint Georgian - American exercise 2010-03-01 17:13 Coastal guard ship FFG 32 John Hall arrived in Batumi port. Its crew together with Georgian colleagues will conduct short-term drills on rescue and fighting illegal migration.
EU delegation arrives in Georgia 2010-03-01 16:23 On March 3-4 the EU delegation, headed by Ángel Moratinos, the Foreign Minister of Spain, the EU chair country, will visit Georgia.
CE experts to prepare a report on the case of three missing South Ossetians 2010-03-01 15:17 Experts of the CE Commissioner for Human Rights Tomas Hammarberg will prepare a report on return of three South Ossetians, kidnapped, according to the statements of Tskhinvali, by Georgian special services, said David Sanakoev, the South Ossetian leader’s Plenipotentiary for Human Rights – RIA Novosti.
USA to open a new radar station in Georgia 2010-03-01 14:29 The USA built a new radar station near Gonio settlement in Ajaria. John Bass, the U.S. ambassador to Georgia, today will open the object at the ceremony – Interfax.
Georgia composed a song for Eurovision 2010-03-01 13:00 At the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 Georgia will be represented by Sopho Nijaradze, with song Shine.
Opposition decided to hold no primaries 2010-03-01 12:16 Part of the Georgian opposition, initiators of “primaries” before elections of local authorities, renounced the idea.
President of Armenia visited Batumi and Kobuleti 2010-03-01 11:30 Serzh Sargsyan, the President of Armenia, who stayed in Georgia on weekend with a private visit upon invitation of his Georgian counterpart, is content with the results of the trip, Sargsyan said after the meeting with Mikheil Saakashvili – Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
Commission on parole recommended releasing 20 prisoners 2010-03-01 10:53 Another release on parole is being prepared in Georgia. According to the Ministry for Penitentiary, Probation and Legal Assistance, the existing commission at the session in Sunday considered petitions on 146 prisoners.
Georgia’s “shine” for Eurovision
Georgia is getting ready to take part in Eurovision 2010 song contest in Oslo with Sofo Nizharadze’s “Shine” to represent the country in Oslo. Judging by the name the song has no political connotation like a year ago. Does that mean Tbilisi focuses on the music component of the contest?
Is Javakhetia going to become autonomous?
The Russian expatriate community of the Georgian Armenians is promoting a new initiative. The community proposed to solve the problems of their relatives staying in Georgia by establishing the Javakh autonomous region. GeorgiaTimes tried to find out whether this issue is urgent for the national minority in Georgia and what kind of situation such demands may lead to in the country that has just lost two former autonomies.2010-03-01 23:27
Khloponin: three problems and four clusters
North Caucasus Presidential Envoy, Vice PM Alexander Khloponin continues familiarizing himself with the region he has taken charge of. Recently he singled out three major problems in Caucasus: excessive state funding, a high level of unemployment and corruption. To change the situation the envoy’s plan is to focus on four clusters of development in Caucasus - energy, tourism, agriculture and education. How efficient will Khloponin’s methods turn out to be?
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