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Archive by 2010-07-15
Close friendship with America too 2010-07-15 18:49 With the visit of French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner on the background, the visit of Celeste Wallander, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia was hardly noticed by media. She has arrived in Georgia today, in the course of her tour around South Caucasus.
Decisions on allocating Georgia 3.5 bn dollars were made 2010-07-15 18:37 Out of USD 4.5 bn, promised to Georgia by donors, agreements for USD 3.5 bn have already been signed, the PM Nika Gilauri said at today's sitting of the government.
Luxembourg hurries to help Georgia 2010-07-15 17:45 Jean Asselborn, the Foreign Minister of Luxembourg, who has arrived in Georgia today, claimed his intention to help and support Georgia in any possible way.
Georgian PM is expecting more investments in economy 2010-07-15 17:17 Nika Gilauri, the Prime Minister of Georgia, states he is expecting additional inflow of investments in the economy of the republic.
Georgian-French tête-à-tête: results 2010-07-15 16:27 At the joint press conference Foreign Minister of France Bernard Kouchner and President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili expressed one opinion on Russian-Georgian issue by insisting on withdrawing of Russian troops from Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
President of Bashkortostan was guaranteed a generous pension 2010-07-15 15:50 Kurultai [parliament] of Bashkortostan [republic, federal subject of Russia] endorsed a bill on guarantees for the republic's president after expiration of his term. According to the bill, his pension will amount over RUB 750 000 [USD 24 000] - the triple salary.
Kouchner: “occupation” term won’t solve problems of Russia and Georgia 2010-07-15 15:12 At the press-conference in Tbilisi Bernard Kouchner, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, claimed that "occupation" term wouldn't be able to solve problems between Georgia and Russia.
Burjanadze-Kouchner: reality and utopia of Georgia 2010-07-15 15:10 Nino Burjanadze , Democratic Movement-United Georgia pro-opposition movement leader, met with the Foreign Minister of France Bernard Kouchner, gave him her view of the real situation in Georgia and called his proposals on peaceful co-existing in the framework of democratic society an illusion.
Kaczynski himself provoked own death 2010-07-15 13:51 Lech Kaczynski, the President of Poland, forced the pilot to land in unfavourable weather conditions, and in result his plane crashed.
EU discusses closing the representative office in Caucasus 2010-07-15 12:11 Peter Semneby, the special representative of the EU to South Caucasus, stated the issue of possible closing the special representative office in region is being discussed.
Saakashvili isn’t going to keep chatterers at high positions 2010-07-15 12:10 At yesterday's meeting with regional leaders Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia, announced he had no intention to keep chatterers at high positions in the government, hinting at Zaal Abazadze, the ex-head of the Department of Tourism.
Museful minister… of economic affairs
The new Minister of Economic Affairs and Stable Development of Georgia Vera Kobalia is going to reform her department under the slogan of "No nepotism". The epoch of appointing relatives to administrative positions is over: now the posts will be allocated depending on the candidates' qualification and professional skills. In this way, Vera might become a white crow in the Caucasus that has been known for its clan system for centuries.Will the young economy revolutionist be able to succeed in eliminating corruption? GeorgiaTimes correspondent put this question to member of the Fair Russia fraction of State Duma and Committee for Federation and Regional Policy Anton Belyakov and member of Republican party of Georgia Paata Zakareishvili.
Price of Georgian skies
One prudent deputy can save Georgian sky: the air traffic department is now almost out of the list of non-privatizable facilities to follow North-South pipeline that Georgians immediately started defending from eventual purchase by Russian Gazprom. Now they sleep badly at night thinking that Russia will want to buy the sky of Georgia.
Brussels is going to involve Abkhazia
European Union resident Piter Semneby is going to Abkhazia. The diplomat reckons to hold fruitful meetings with President Sergey Bagapsh and Prime Minister Sergey Shamba in order to discuss Brussels's role in mending Georgian-Abkhaz relations. It is also possible that in Sukhum Semneby will raise the painful issue of the strategy of involvement via cooperation. However, in spring, Abkhaz capital made it clear to the special representative that the document developed in Tbilisi has nothing to do with the independent republic. Will Semneby fall into the same trap this time?2010-07-15 17:10
Wine in exchanged for WTO: to be bargained over?
In vino veritas is an ancient saying so deeply entrenched in the heads of US politicians. Now relations with Russia, a great empire, that persistently fails to join WTO are associated with Georgian alcohol and bargained over like at a Tbilisi bazaar. US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Phillip Gordon stated on his visit to Tbilisi: "Russia's accession into WTO is important to US economy, to global economy and to the Russian Federation". Gordon emphasized though that before accession Russia must solve a number of economic issues with Georgia, already a member of this trade organization, referring to lift of embargo on imports of Georgian wines, mineral water and other products.
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