Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Archive by 2010-10-21
Foreign debt of Georgia exceeds USD 3.5 bn 2010-10-21 20:01 Since August 31st the foreign debt grew by USD 180 mln.
Abkhazian government’s site hacked from Moscow 2010-10-21 17:27 The hacker was traced. He was Vladimir Babakov, the citizen of Russia, residing in Moscow. He registered under nick Givi and damaged the site.
Minsk and Tbilisi consolidate economic cooperation 2010-10-21 17:24 Messages say such steps of Belarusian Ministry are aimed at improvement of positions of Belarusian businessmen.
NATO to help Georgia in explosive matters elimination 2010-10-21 15:37 Besides, NATO representatives will hold a number of meetings with Georgian NGOs and discuss prospects of the country’s joining the Alliance.
Salvador thinks about recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia 2010-10-21 14:58 Sergey Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of Russia, in his turn, highlighted Russia hadn’t asked Salvador about recognition of the two republics.
Saakashvili took 500 mln for pocket expenses 2010-10-21 13:17 In opposition leader' view, Mikheil Saakashvili, the president, would manage the “closed money” on his own.
Chavez and Ahmadinejad promise new world order 2010-10-21 12:34 The two presidents added together they would defeat common enemies.
Georgia’s press freedom index dropped by 9 points 2010-10-21 12:00 According to Elsa Vidal, the RSF representative, many factors influenced Georgia’s rating: beatings of Kavkasia journalists by representatives of Orthodox organisations this May, and persecution of the blogger who requested asylum in Europe.
Russia won’t be NATO member 2010-10-21 11:09 "In fact, we understand that younger members, the partners who had recently joined NATO allegedly escaping, fleeing from Russia, from the scary Russian bear, will never vote for that scary Russian bear’s opening the door and saying “Good evening!” the Russian representative to the Alliance said.
“Near-front” villages armed with firewood
Georgian authorities responded to the opposition’s criticism concerning the plight of inhabitants of the villages at the South-Ossetian border. Each family that is not allowed to chop wood on the other side of the border will be given two cubic meters of firewood. At least, that would be enough to roast shashlik for the New-Year dinner. Georgian journalists thought of another metaphor to describe the localities at the Gorijsky region border – the ”near-front” ones. Is the war in Georgia still not over?
Gilauri in pursuit of Asian hope
With Georgia’s minister of economy and sustainable development Veronika Kobalia completely lost looking for investors, the country’s PM Nikoloz Gilauri decided not to waste time and put everything into place. He is going to China as the head of the governmental delegation to discuss aspects of bilateral cooperation with Chinese PM Wen Jiabao. Does that mean that Mr. Gilauri will procure one billion dollars as promised?
Georgian Foreign Ministry is misquoting
The decision on transferring the checkpoint from the disputable village of Perevi to the Georgian-South-Ossetian border taken by the Russian side during a round of negotiations on security in Transcaucasia held in Geneva drew a curious response of Tbilisi. The RF foreign policy administration made a special statement in connection with the event, expressing hope that this step will “produce an adequate and constructive reaction from the Georgian side and the international community”. Unfortunately, Saakashvili’s diplomats have long since forgotten about the notion of “adequacy”.2010-10-21 20:37
Sarkozy has a dig at Georgia
The author of the well-known 6-clause ceasefire agreement between Georgia and Russia in 2008 launches a new proposal. French president Nicolas Sarkozy believes that Georgia should sign a non-use of force treaty with Abkhazia and South Ossetia. A “non-aggression pact” is a really promising document that will help create new security architecture in the region. But what will Tbilisi reply to the French leader’s idea?
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