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Archive by 2010-05-18
Street in Batumi to be named after a Turkish businessman 2010-05-18 18:00 One of the streets in Batumi will soon be named after Turkish businessman Nurettin Charmeklin, stated President of Georgia yesterday, while watching the new Sheraton hotel in the city – Georgia Times correspondent in Tbilisi.
Opposition MP demands impeachment of Saakashvili 2010-05-18 17:10 Georgi Tsagareishvili, the pro-opposition MP from Our Georgia-Free Democrats, promises to start a procedure of Mikheil Saakashvili’s impeachment - Georgia Times correspondent.
Laborites claim of attempted bribe 2010-05-18 16:51 Yet Natelashvili called on colleagues to boycott elections. “To our precious colleagues from opposition I’d like to say: Friends! Don’t participate in the trap, set by the terrorist regime and called elections, - he claimed. – Let’s derange the so-called elections, and it will be an imminent end for the authorities.”
Georgian models supported Ugulava 2010-05-18 15:54 Models said he did much for the capital and made the city more beautiful. In the course of the manifestation they gave out booklets for the Mayor’s support.
Airzena was given permission to conduct charter flights to Moscow to June 9th 2010-05-18 15:20 This morning Nino Giorgobani, the spokesperson of the company said the Ministry of Transport of Russia had allowed Airzena-Georgian Airways [Georgian company] to conduct direct charter flights from end May to early November.
Ministry of Transport disclaimed statement of Georgian Airways 2010-05-18 14:37 Yet tickets for Tbilisi-Moscow flight on May 24th are already being on sale in Tbilisi airport – RIA Novosti. Ticket offices add flights for May 26th, 27th, 29th, 31st and June 2nd were scheduled.
Georgia joined IMF Special Data Dissemination Standard 2010-05-18 12:55 According to the National Bank of Georgia, from that day on the economic and financial indexes of the country will be regularly published at the one site of national data, where metadata will also find place – detailed information about statistics in Georgia and calendar of data dissemination.
Japanese public organisation visited South Ossetia 2010-05-18 12:19 “Japanese mass media spread distorted information on attack of Georgia on South Ossetia in 2008, - Kimura said. – Such facts like presence of American soldiers and advisors in Georgian troops, American military machinery, find no reflection in Japanese mass media. That’s why we came here to receive information at first hand.”
Georgian poet Machavariani died on stage 2010-05-18 11:50 Machavariani was at the Fridon Khalvashi’s [Georgian poet] jubilee evening, when suddenly felt bad and fell on the floor unconscious. He died before the arrival of ambulance. According to tentative information, death was caused by a heart attack.
Saakashvili awarded Erdogan 2010-05-18 11:50 Saakashvili highlighted Erdogan didn’t only favoured Turkish business’ entering Georgia, but also fulfilled may other promises he had given Georgia.
Ministry of Transport allowed Georgian Airways to conduct flights up to November 2010-05-18 10:54 Previously Sergey Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of Russia, said he saw no critical obstacles for resumption of air communication with Russia.
NATO course remains the same – Alliance Secretary General 2010-05-18 09:25 According to Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO Secretary General, course of the Alliance remains the same in the future. He reminded that in 2008 NATO made a decision that Georgia and Ukraine would join, and they must comply with necessary criteria.
NATO running after two hares
It is recommended that the North-Atlantic Alliance should continue expanding and at the same time maintain close cooperation with Russia. One of these days, theses concerning NATO’s new strategy were presented in Brussels by Group of 12 Experts led by former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Some time before that, London experts came out with a warning against Moscow’s aggressive plans, advising to balance NATO’s and Russia’s interests. So far, the new strategy is barely outlined and rather resembles running after two hares.
A battle for the First Caucasian Channel
Tbilisi is going to confirm its right of influence in the North-Caucasian region in the Court of Paris. The Georgian authorities have launched the First Caucasian Channel in Russian so as to present their own vision of freedom and democracy in this unquiet region. This PR-move has so far brought no expected dividends to the authorities. The First Caucasian Channel was broadcasted for two weeks only. At the end of January, Eutelsat French satellite channel ceased airing this odious Georgian channel via the W7 satellite. Without trying to conceal its indignation, Georgia accused Russia of pressing upon the French operator and is currently asserting the right for a PR-war in the court. Today, Commercial Court of Paris will continue the hearing of the case of the Fist Caucasian Channel against Eutelsat. Meanwhile, the Georgian media are again panicking because of Russia’s possible attack.
Saakashvili’s dream is to have easy access to Europe
Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili believes that Europe must not be a tough target for his country as he said at the debates in Tbilisi’s House Of Europe opened specifically for such discussions. Logomachies, as creators of the institution believe, will accelerate Georgia’s accession to Europe. Experts in Tbilisi and Moscow comment on real progress of Georgia’s integration into Europe.2010-05-18 15:58
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