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Archive by 2011-06-21
The opposition demands to reduce the number of Georgian peacekeepers in Afghanistan 2011-06-21 18:25 Participation of Georgian troops in peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan must be reviewed.
Georgia will try to free their citizens detained at the border with South Ossetia 2011-06-21 17:51 According to the press-speaker of Georgian President Manana Manjgaladze, the Georgian side will do its best to exempt their citizens detained by Russian troops on the eve at the administrative border with South Ossetia.
There will be allocated additional funds for the restoration of Georgia Rikotskogo pass 2011-06-21 17:21 For restoration of damaged by the onslaught of the nature Rikotskiy pass the Georgian government intends to allocate additional funds.
Russia may increase the number of peacekeepers in Abkhazia 2011-06-21 17:00 In connection with concerns about the provocations from Georgia, Russia intends to increase the number of troops in Abkhazia by 2.5 times.
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Georgia was granted political asylum in the U.S. 2011-06-21 15:57 The wanted by the Georgian authorities, through Interpol, in connection with the embezzlement of public funds in a large scale, the former Deputy Prime Minister in the government of Eduard Shevardnadze, 54-year-old Temur Basiliya was granted political asylum in the United States.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia will validate the words of Ambassador of France 2011-06-21 14:51 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia intends to demand from the French Ambassador Eric Fournier in Tbilisi explanations for his critical statements about the authorities of the country.
Azerbaijan is ready to give citizenship to Armenians living in Karabakh until 1992 2011-06-21 14:07 Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh until 1992 and their children will be able to become citizens of Azerbaijan, being received the relevant documents.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia: Georgia forced Vanuatu to withdraw from Sukhum 2011-06-21 13:50 Abkhazian Foreign Minister Maxim Gvindzhia believes that Georgia has forced the new government of Vanuatu to refuse to recognize the independence of the republic.
Bakradze: Poland gonna help Georgia on its way to Europe 2011-06-21 12:58 The Speaker of Georgian Parliament David Bakradze stated that the authorities hope visa regime with the EU will abolish soon.
In Georgia, the actions, calling for the forcible change of power, can appear prohibited 2011-06-21 12:19 According to the amendments to the law developed by Georgian parliamentary majority, in the country there will be prohibited actions, calling for a constitutional change or calls for violent change of government.
Batumi’s bike count
Georgian authorities report on a real tourist boom in the country. For 5 months of 2011, if official statistics can be trusted, the Transcaucasian republic was visited by over 900 thousand foreigners – one and a half times more than the same period last year. 3,000,000 is the total number of tourists expected this year. Yet, despite these fantastic figures, owners of private hotels hardly manage to make two ends meet terrified by new rules of tax calculation. This mismatch can be cleared up with indirect methods: administration of Batumi, where as the authorities assure one million tourists come annually, has bought 150 bikes for tourists.
Baindurashvili sends the Ministry of Finance on debt travel
Georgia is panic-stricken. Finance minister Kakha Baidurashvili, Mikheil Saakashvili’s close teammate, has submitted voluntary resignation from his post. The country leaders bow and courtesy thanking the former head of the finance ministry for taking the country out of the economic crisis and the liberal reforms that have been carried out. Finally, Georgian leaders acknowledge that the driving force of Georgia’s economy was the president’s “grey eminence” – not the president himself. However, it’s too early to be happy: it will take Georgia a long time to pay off immense debts Baindurashvili has left as a heritage.
Bass’ game is almost over
The USA Ambassador in Georgia John Bass faced a real crossfire of the local opposition. It is being criticized both by the "moderate" opponents of the current regime and those who organized the recent mass protest events in the streets of Tbilisi. Will the critics of the American diplomat be able to achieve their objective? The leader of the Imedi Party Irina Sarishvili told the GeorgiaTimes correspondent how this situation will affect the relations between Georgia and the USA.2011-06-21 22:51
Garegin II let down by his… youth
The long-awaited Georgian visit of Garegin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, which was even called historical in advance, unfortunately, resulted null. Actually, the only positive result is just the fact of the visit. Armenia explains the failure of the negotiations by inappropriate ambitions of the Georgian party, while Patriarch Ilya II said that they did not manage to arrive at a common opinion because of… the young age of the Armenian Catholicos.
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