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Archive by 2010-03-18
European Parliament is indignant about the scandalous report of Imedi 2010-03-18 18:22 . “The reaction of the European parliamentarians was quite constructive. Surely, the incident with Imedi causes censure,” deputy head of the Russian delegation said.
Russian delegation in PACE to demand discussion of Imedi’s notorious video 2010-03-18 17:30 He added Russian parliamentarians in PACE will raise the issue of Imedi provocation this week, at the sitting of the commission for monitoring the Assembly to be held in Paris.
Anti-Occupation Movement appeared in Georgia 2010-03-18 16:54 Georgian parties of the nationalist alignment established the Anti-Occupation Movement.
EU called on Moscow to grant EUMM access to Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2010-03-18 16:05 Jose Manuel Barroso, the chairman of the European Commission, calls on Russia to ensure regular and obstacle-free access for the EU monitors to Abkhazia and South Ossetia – RIA Novosti.
Air Forces of Georgia to be abolished 2010-03-18 16:04 Air Forces of Georgia will cease to be as a separate structure and will be merged with land Forces - Georgia Times correspondent.
European Union of Futsal recognized sport independence of South Ossetia 2010-03-18 14:25 South Ossetia received international sport recognition: Futsal Federation of the republic was accepted in the UEFS [European Union of Futsal].
Georgian diplomat attacked in Bratislava 2010-03-18 12:41 Alexander Chkuaseli, the First Secretary of the embassy of Georgia to Slovakia, was attacked in Bratislava.
Georgian PM finished visit to Brussels 2010-03-18 11:59 According to the press service of the State Chancellery of Georgia, Gilauri met with the PM of Belgium, Commissioners for the EU for transport, expansion and neighbourhood policy, and others.
EU to start negotiations with Georgia on agreement on association soon 2010-03-18 11:53 Preparation for negotiations on agreement on association between the EU and Georgia reached the final stage, said the European Commission chairman Jose Manuel Barroso after the bilateral meeting with Georgian PM Nika Gilauri – RIA Novosti.
Europe to Georgia: do not provoke a war
European Union is moving closer to Georgia at its own risk. An agreement on visa regime facilitation has been reached already, and the negotiations on the association agreement are being prepared at the moment. The tricks of the Georgian players, such as the Imedi broadcast about Russia’s supposed attack, are not at all beneficial for the image of the European partners. Head of European Commission Josй Manuel Barroso called upon Prime Minister Nika Gilauri to prevent the country from any actions that could aggravate the situation.
Saakashvili stakes on army
Despite the global financial crisis and a tricky social and economic situation, military budgets in Georgia and other post-Soviet states keep growing. As some Russian newspapers report, Tbilisi’s arms expenditure stands at nearly 5% of GDP. Why does Saakashvili regime need to spend so much?
Presently the envoys of various international organizations are holding consultations with Georgian and Abkhaz authorities in preparation for the next round of Geneva discussions on security in South Caucasus. Tbilisi hopes to discuss EU-proposed document on new security architecture. The young Transcaucasian republic sets certain hopes for the advance in negotiating process on Anti Turunen, a new UN envoy to the region that recently arrived in the capital of Abkhazia.
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