Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Archive by 2010-07-14
Georgian political scientist called Clinton’s visit a farce 2010-07-14 18:46 In the view of Ramaz Klimiashvili, a Georgian political scientist, in the course of her visit U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, in fact, showed her disrespect to all opposition of the country.
Saakashvili again promised to turn Georgia into Singapore 2010-07-14 18:12 According to Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, a campaign for salvation, reinforcement, and turning Georgia into European Singapore in economic regard is going on.
Georgian opposition feels apprehended about visits of European ministers 2010-07-14 17:37 In the view of opposition, visits of European ministers of foreign affairs have grown very frequent recently. Tinatin Khidashvili, one of the Republican party leaders, claims "similar things were happening two years ago, when the war broke out".
Saakashvili: Chiaturmarganets belonged to my great-grandfather 2010-07-14 17:12 The Georgian leader announced it at yesterday's meeting with governors of regions, heads of regions' administrations, representatives of local authorities. He highlighted the government sold the enterprise for the sake of its development and luring investments.
Draft of the new Constitution of Georgia to be considered in Germany 2010-07-14 16:30 Representatives of the State Constitutional Commission of Georgia will participate in the work of the conference in Berlin, where experts from the Venice Commission will assess the basic draft of the Constitution of Georgia, announced Pavle Kublashvili, the chairman of the Legal Committee of the Parliament.
Abkhazia is shocked with attempted murder of Sokhum imam 2010-07-14 16:27 Forum of People's Unity of Abkhazia sees attempted murder of imam of Sokhum mosque as an "act beyond morals and morality".
Alasania is invited to the meeting with Kouchner 2010-07-14 15:17 Irakli Alasania, the ex-ambassador of Georgia to the UN, leader of Our Georgia-Free Democrats, is invited to the meeting with Bernard Kouchner, the Foreign Minister of France, who arrives with a 2-day visit to Tbilisi today.
Georgia still doesn’t allow Russia into WTO 2010-07-14 14:03 Nika Gilauri, the PM of Georgia, stated that Georgia didn't change its position in the issue of Russia's admission in the World Trade Organisation.
Sikorski promised Georgia polish tourists 2010-07-14 13:06 "I'm sure Polish tourists will go here on vacations. Everyone in Poland paid attention what problems you have to cope with to attend funeral of Lech and Maria Kaczynskis. In the times of great tragedy we saw it as manifestation of respect and friendship from your side. I'd like to assure we have the best relations with Georgia. Poland supports territorial integrity of Georgia and EUMM activities
Washington allowed Saakashvili to sell the gas pipeline 2010-07-14 12:35 Georgian political scientist Ramaz Klimiashvili is sure that the topic of selling the part of the gas pipeline, connecting Russia and Armenia, was raised with permission of the USA.
EU allocates Georgia EUR 43.5 mln 2010-07-14 11:46 Georgia and the EU signed an agreement on allocating EUR 43.5 mln of financial aid. According to the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, the ceremony was held last evening in Rustavi. The agreement was signed in the framework of the third part of the action plan of special events program for assisting internally displaced persons.
Behind Khatuna’s latticed face
In Georgian jails, under-age girls are kept together with the grown-up offenders. In Europe, this fact would arouse a storm of emotions and a wave of dismissals, while Georgian Minister for Sentence Implementation Khatuna Kalmakhelidze just shruggs her shoulders: why should one build a separate prison for them? A beautiful woman heading an unappealing department is Mikhail Saakashvili's another PR-project, just like his other penal reforms. The number of prisoners does not reduce and prisoners of conscience go on hunger strikes until they faint. One of them, Tsotne Gamsakhurdia, is even ready to admit his guilt in order to be allowed to speak on air.
Armenians reconciling Russia and Georgia
Considering the current situation, the words "people suffer while politicians quarrel" concern not only Russians and Georgians. Those Armenians that had moved to Russia from the Georgian region of Samtskhe-Javakheti came out calling upon both countries' parliaments to start reconciling. Javakh expatriate community's initiative may be supported by dozens of Armenian public organizations in Russia.
Change Georgia needs
It's been almost two years since the August events in 2008. In July GeorgiaTimes correspondent went to Tbilisi that has witnessed a lot of change and shock recently to see what is going on there now. Like a Russian literature classic many who are not indifferent to the future of Georgia always loved and inviting with its beauties, the sun and freedom of thinking, ask this question now. "Georgia must learn to learn from its mistakes well", - our interlocutor, head of Institute of Nationalism and Conflicts Research, politologist Paata Zakareishvili says.2010-07-14 19:09
Tbilisi digs debt hole
It is understood in the West that Saakashvili regime is doomed: it's getting hard to save it and only political steps are not enough here, which is evident. But if things are really so shaky why do financial inflows in Georgia continue? Because it's a guarantee to have Tbilisi by the throat. Whoever comes to replace the current president - and no Georgian president resigned peacefully - the state will retain its monetary debt. Despite weakness of political influence the financial bridle is the best guarantee of obedience.
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