Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Archive by 2010-03-15
Saakashvili disclaims being privy to the preparation of fake reportage 2010-03-15 18:46 The clip “has caused very understandable and acute emotions within the Georgian society,” the statement says.
Ex-interior Minister of Georgia calls on Saakashvili’s resignation 2010-03-15 17:24 Today Kakha Targamadze, the ex-Interior Minister of Georgia [in office 1995-2001] called on people to make a decision on Saakashvili’s resignation.
Laborites call on Obama to abstain from meetings with Saakashvili 2010-03-15 17:14 Guguva and his supporters are afraid that after such a meeting, inspired Saakashvili will continue his “provocative and criminal actions, which will bring a great threat to the population of Georgia, development of democratic processes in the country and peace in the region in general.”
Europe hunts Georgian members of “Russian mafia” 2010-03-15 16:43 22 were arrested in Spain, Spanish mass media report. They all are citizens of Georgia and Armenia. The operation hasn’t already finished, police is searching through some buildings in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.
Imedi can be simply fined for a clip about fake “invasion” 2010-03-15 16:16 Yesterday the Commission stated that program was constructed with rough violation of the point 5 of article 13 of the code of broadcasters’ behavior.
Co-chairmen of Geneva talks arrive in Georgia 2010-03-15 14:54 Co-chairmen of Geneva Talks will visit Georgia with a visit on March 17th-19th , announced deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia Nino Kalandadze.
PM of Georgia headed for Brussels 2010-03-15 14:03 Nikoloz Gilauri, the PM of Georgia, left for Brussels with a working visit – Georgia Times correspondent.
Mass media: Georgia sells its military aircrafts 2010-03-15 12:50 The media cites to the Ministry of Defense and say the merge was caused by dissatisfaction with training level of military pilots, failing to hit targets at maneuvers.
Program on “invasion” was done with the help of American PR specialists 2010-03-15 12:02 "Saakashvili performed the functions of an editor; he made the decision to air the piece,” Inashvili added.
PM of Abkhazia arrived to Moscow with a working visit 2010-03-15 10:40 Sergey Shamba, the Prime Minister of Abkhazia, yesterday headed for Moscow with a visit.
USA is discontent with the scandalous reportage of Imedi 2010-03-15 10:10 Imedi [Georgian TV channel] showed a reportage on alleged invasion of Russian troops and death of President Saakashvili. It stirred a panic all around Georgia. Yet it turned out to be an "innocent" attempt to "show" the scenario of possible events in case the "Georgian society won't be consolidated against the Russian plan." On the order of President Mikheil Saakashvili, his press secretary
The Imedi scandal: reverse reaction
A scandal around the report made by the Imedi Georgian channel and broadcasted on Saturday evening is gradually developing into an international one. Europe and the USA followed the Georgian opposition and the authorities of Russia and South Ossetia in criticizing the provocative actions. However, the masterpiece produced by the Georgian TV-reporters has got its supporters besides the president of the country.
Today is the start of Tbilisi Mayor pre-election campaign. In best traditions of Georgian politics even today it’s absolutely impossible to tell enemies from friends. Only one thing seems to be certain: despite numerous talks, the opposition has failed to get united and present a unique candidate. Each candidate has his own position. Not all of them have their program. But accusations against each other are more than enough. No doubt, the most interesting events are there to come. In the meantime, even the exact number of voters is still unknown.
Convicted to fasting and prayer
Georgian authorities have long been cooperating with the Orthodox Church in rehabilitation of criminals. The convicts on minor crimes are sent to work in monasteries. Well, it is good for one’s soul and beneficial to the state: since the Rose Revolution Georgian prisons have been overloaded despite amnesties and pardons.
One of these days, Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk has visited Georgia. He discussed the issues of cooperation of the two countries in the fields of economy, energy, transport and tourism with the republican government. GeorgiaTimes correspondent has discussed the common points between Tbilisi and Warsaw, as well as the prospects of the Georgian-Polish dialogue, with the Russian and Georgian political analysts.2010-03-15 09:59
A pseudo news item broadcast on Imedi last night – a shock for both Georgia and South Ossetia – was hastily qualified as a bad or even a practical joke. Sure, Georgian TV guys were far not the first with their “sensation” – last century Herbert Wells’ War of the Worlds broadcast on the radio brought forth a wave of panic in the USA. Still this recent attempt at wagging public opinion must be examined in a more detail.
Is there a way to stop Georgia’s decay?
Tbilisi is promoting its new strategy of bringing back Abkhazia and South Ossetia, while the authorities of Tskhinval are closing the door to the past: they start delimitating the state border. The demarcation line should bring the republic even more territories than it has got at the moment. The Georgian opposition is appealing to the Kremlin for help to avoid further decay of the country. However, is Moscow able to help, and if so, is there any way to do it?
69 suspected Georgian mafia members arrested in huge crackdown in Europe
69 people have been arrested in a co-ordinated crackdown on the Georgian mafia across Europe. Most were detained in Spain after a year-long investigation. Arrests also took place in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, as well as France and Italy. The suspects are believed to be affiliated to a Georgian mafia network accused of a raft of crimes. These include money-laundering, extortion, drug trafficking and possessing weapons. Initial reports suggested those detained belonged to the so-called Russian mafia, as people from former Soviet states are often mistakenly referred to as Russians in the West.
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