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Archive by 2010-07-12
Another round of Geneva Talks can be adjourned 2010-07-12 18:50 According to Boris Chochiyev, the South Ossetian President's Plenipotentiary for post-conflict settlement, the 12th round of Geneva Talks for stability and security in Caucasus can be postponed because of the co-chairmen's lack of attention for problems of refugees.
Georgia held political consultations with the Netherlands 2010-07-12 17:50 In the framework of the consultations Grigol Vashadze, the Foreign Minister Georgia, met with Caspar Veldkamp, the Head of the Dutch delegation, Director of the Foreign Ministry Department for South East, East Europe and Matra Programmes.
PACE delegation held meetings in the Ministry of Justice of Georgia 2010-07-12 16:57 Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe representatives, who arrived in Tbilisi today, has already held meetings with top officials of the Interior Ministry and Ministry of Justice of Georgia.
Boxing coach to become the ambassador of Abkhazia to Venezuela 2010-07-12 16:14 The Foreign Ministry of Abkhazia states Zaur Gvajava will be appointed the Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Venezuela. Now he's both the representative of the Abkhaz Foreign Ministry to the republic and the coach of Venezuela's Olympic boxing team.
IMF allocates Georgia USD 74.8 mln 2010-07-12 15:00 Decision was made past Saturday, at the sitting of IMF Board, when its members considered results of the 6th review of economic rates of Georgia in the framework of Stand-by program.
Monopoly to be a crime in Georgia 2010-07-12 14:59 The due amendment will be introduced into the criminal Code of Georgia. The possible punishments: liquidation, depriving of the right for activity, fine, confiscation of property. The bill was prepared in the committee for legal issues of the Parliament of Georgia.
Georgians don’t support government reshuffle 2010-07-12 14:11 Vera Kobalia, a refugee from Abkhazia, who lived abroad for some time and was characterized as successful "business woman" by Mikheil Saakashvili, is now the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development. She returned to Tbilisi several months ago and founded For Justice coalition, aiming to approximate Abkhazians and Georgians.
Ex-President: Soros financed the Rose Revolution 2010-07-12 11:53 Eduard Shevardnadze, the ex-President of Georgia, stated that George Soros, a renowned financier, and Richard Miles, the then U.S. ambassador to Georgia, were privy to the Rose Revolution, which lead Mikheil Saakashvili to the presidential post.
Saakashvili is afraid of the Hague Tribunal – ex-ambassador 2010-07-12 11:29 Erosi Kitsmarishvili, the ex-ambassador of Georgia to Russia, thinks that visits of the Hague Tribunal prosecutors, investigating circumstances of August 2008 war, make President Saakashvili and his surrounding circles feel very nervous.
Abkhazia’s strategic project
n 2009, Abkhazia and Rosneft Russian company signed a Treaty on the conditions of the geological survey aimed at searching for and evaluating hydrocarbon material deposit in Gudautskiy mineral resources region located at the bottom of the Black Sea and subject to jurisdiction of the Republic of Abkhazia. Russian party obtained a license for developing a number of offshore fields, while President Sergey Bagapsh has firmly stated his "So be it!" This controversial matter was discussed with Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Abkhazia Irakliy Cherkezia, oil-and-gas expert Vyacheslav Bunkov and representative of Rosneft press service Nikolay Manuilov.
Georgians are not Chingiz Aitmatov's mancurts yet protesting against demolition of Kutaisi monument and defending the sculpture of Stalin as a symbol of history. Still, efforts that the Georgian authorities apply are not in vain: good memories of the past shared with Russia gets gradually erased from people's minds. In 2005 four authors from Georgia submitted their works to Moscow literary contest Undying Memory. This year, however, there was none.
Yakobashvili and Chochiev: different views of trust
Lately Tbilisi has been busy working on Involvement Through Partnership strategy towards Abkhazia and South Ossetia planning to yield first results by the end of this year and setting up special instruments for implementation of the projects one of which is the Fund of Trust for accumulation of money that will be set aside by foreign donors and the republic's government. GeorgiaTimes correspondent discussed the Georgian side's new initiative directly with Georgia's state minister for reintegration Temuri Yakobashvili and found out the point of view of his counterpart - ROS president's2010-07-12 19:03
Georgia’s hyped-up superiority
Armenian-Georgian relationship is rather contradictory. Tbilisi has always regarded Yerevan as an inferior state failing to meet European political standards. Fifteen years ago Georgia treated Armenia as a country with no economic development prospects. It was Turkey that helped Tbilisi take up this kind of attitude; supporting Baku in Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, Turkey blocked Armenia expecting that the latter would fall into a position of full dependence on Georgia in terms of distribution pipelines and life activity. Now Armenia's dependence in terms of supply pipelines is in place but it hardly gave Georgia any benefit from the viewpoint of politics.
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