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Archive by 2010-07-09
Keeping investments in Georgia at the same level will be hard - experts 2010-07-09 18:29 According to Khaduri, in the first quarter of 2010 the volume of investments amounted no more than USD 80 mln, and on this background keeping the last year's rate would be difficult.
Kokoyty to visit Latin America 2010-07-09 18:27 South Ossetian leader intends to visit South Ossetia and discuss opening permanent representative offices of Nicaragua and Venezuela.
Georgian wines to appear in Norway 2010-07-09 16:22 According to Kote Zaldastanishvili, the head of Georgian-European business council, in accordance with the bid this year Georgia will be able to start supplies of white wine, produced in 2007 or earlier, for 300 Norwegian crones per bottle at maximum [USD 47]. The tender will define the companies to sell wines to Norway.
Gazprom, Kazmunaigaz, SOCAR show interest in Georgian gas pipeline 2010-07-09 15:32 The Georgian part of the gas pipeline, connecting Russia and Armenia, interests Gazprom, KazMunayGas, and SOCAR [State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic].
Russian Foreign Minister: Saakashvili regime is an anomalous phenomenon 2010-07-09 14:49 Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov stated that diplomatic pause between Tbilisi and Moscow brings bitter fruit to peoples of Georgia and Russia.
Alasania protested against selling gas pipeline 2010-07-09 14:09 Ex-Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN, leader of Free Democrats party Irakli Alasania stated the movement is against removal of the gas pipeline, connecting Russia and Armenia, from the list of objects not to be privatized.
Georgian youth to be acquainted with American culture 2010-07-09 13:43 Presentation of Dasuratebuli Amerika [Educative America] project was held in the national Library of the Parliament of Georgia.
National Council of Georgia to open offices in Russia 2010-07-09 12:55 To the end of the year the pro-opposition National Council of Georgia will open offices in Russia to improve and develop bilateral contacts with Russian politicians and Georgian diaspora.
Seminar on European integration opens in Georgia 2010-07-09 11:55 The seminar is held within project, being financed by the EU, and European Research for Innovative Development of Georgia organisation.
Peace Corps representatives from the USA start work in Georgia 2010-07-09 11:14 On July 9th John Bass, the U.S. ambassador to Georgia will visit a ceremony of volunteers giving oath. These volunteers arrived in the country after suspension of the program in 2008.
Tbilisi’s gas bidding
Georgian parliament has finally adopted a draft law on state-owned property that lifts restrictions on sale of North-South gas main pipeline supposed to be partially sold on the London Stock Exchange. Is Georgia so economically weak wanting to sell its property to any bidder, or is there any specific purpose? This is what GeorgiaTimes correspondent discussed with Vitaly Kryukov, IFD Kapital analyst, and Tatiana Stanova, head of Analytical department of Center for Political Technologies Foundation.
Armenians are forced to become Georgians
Georgian authorities are trying to kill any potential separatism in Javakh Armenians. They have taken away the churches, put the most zealous activists to prison and began uprooting the Armenian language that links the problem Georgian area with Armenia. Georgian started being implanted in Armenian schools of Samtskhe-Javakheti. Since autumn, the schools will switch onto bilingual system. The idea is essentially positive, though the method of implementation aroused Armenians' indignation.
Field and football for Saakashvili’s agents
Leader of Movement for Fair Georgia Zurab Nogaideli decided to make a pause in his intercourse with Moscow so as to watch the realization of Saakashvili's statement about his being ready for a dialogue with Russia. At the same time, the oppositionist believes that the president is conducting secret negotiations with the Kremlin despite the fact that the Georgian leader is announced persona non grata in Moscow. The events were discussed by GeorgiaTimes correspondent with one of the leaders of Movement for Fair Georgia Petre Mamradze, as well as with director general of National Strategy Council2010-07-09 19:12
Are Tbilisi and Baku good friends?
Relations between republics of South Caucasus play an important geopolitical role for Russia given that this near-border region is ethnically close to citizens of Russia's south and is highly integrated into Russia's economy. On one hand, establishment of new states in the territory of Soviet republics drastically changed relations between them making it possible for the West to set up a base to put pressure on Russia's south. We considered Georgian-Turkish relations and it is much more important how Georgia and Azerbaijan, two close neighbors, communicate.
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