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Archive by 2011-08-19
Staff of Adjara hospitals will be obliged to know foreign languages 2011-08-19 19:02 Today, high-ranking Georgian officials - Minister of Health of Georgia and Minister of Health of Adjara - examined the progress of construction of a new hospital in Batumi.
Azerbaijan must pay attention to the problems of children 2011-08-19 18:00 According to Azerbaijani MP Gular Ahmadova, her country must carry out a great job in protecting the rights of children.
Bitsadze was sentenced in absentia to 5 years and 6 months in prison 2011-08-19 17:25 Tbilisi City Court ruled on the case of the former head of the Georgian Border Police Badri Bitsadze.
Georgia has returned "Khvanchkara" 2011-08-19 17:03 According to the head of the Georgian "Sakpatent" Irakli Gvaladze, Georgia managed to regain ownership of the trademark of popular wine "Khvanchkara", which at one time was given to "Dozortsev and Sons" by the U.S. Patent Office.
Alasania asked Georgia to demonstrate "creativity" in negotiations with Russia on the WTO 2011-08-19 16:31 According to the leader of the opposition Georgian party "Free Democrats" Irakli Alasania, the negotiations between Russia and Georgia on the issue of Russian joining the World Trade Organization can become an issue which can lead the dialogue between these countries in a more positive direction.
Azeri community of Karabakh establishes representations abroad 2011-08-19 15:38 Working on establishing the missions of the Azeri community of Nagorno-Karabakh is being carried out in some foreign countries.
Dzhaiani: In Georgia there will be no actors, no directors - just Saakashvili 2011-08-19 15:05 People's Artist of Georgia Dmitri Dzhaiani has sharply criticized the country's authorities in connection with the dismissal of director Robert Sturua down as artistic director of the Shota Rustaveli Theatre.
Malashkhia: General Kitovani was recruited by Russian intelligence agencies 2011-08-19 14:39 The head of the parliamentary commission to restore the territorial integrity of Georgia Shota Malashkhia accused former Defense Minister Tengiz Kitovani of working for the Russian special services.
Saakashvili will answer for xenophobia 2011-08-19 14:15 President of "Multinational Georgia" Arnold Stepanyan has accused Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili of xenophobia.
Burjanadze: Sturua was fired by "neo-Bolsheviks" 2011-08-19 13:50 Well-known Georgian opposition leader Nino Burjanadze said that the resignation of Robert Sturua from his post of artistic director of Theatre named after Shota Rustaveli confirms establishment of a "neo-Bolshevism" in the country.
In Armenia, amendments to the law on "Freedom of conscience and religion" will be discussed 2011-08-19 12:59 Today in the Armenian capital public debate on the bill on amendments and additions to the new law of Republic of Armenia "On freedom of conscience and religion" will be held.
The U.S. State Department: Terrorism is a "chronic disease" of North Caucasus 2011-08-19 12:48 According to the annual U.S. State Department report on the current state of terrorist threats in the world, the Northern Caucasus continues to remain a seat of tension. Terrorism is a "chronic disease" for this region.
IREX taking Georgia at its word
IREX international organization has published the results of its annual press freedom monitoring in various world countries called “media sustainability index”. We will study the situation discovered by IREX in the Caucasian states. According to the organization’s report, the situation with the freedom of word in the region is rather bad. Besides, it is not Georgia, the local “beacon of democracy”, but Armenia that has succeeded most in developing independent media.
Opposition’s crouch start
Though the exact date of 2012 parliamentary election has not been announced yet, a number of Georgian oppositionists have already started agitating local population. Irakli Alasania, leader of Free Demcrats, for instance, is visiting regions to discuss current problems with people. In autumn Georgia’s former UN envoy promises to hold protest rallies. Will this crouch start help Alasania shape a sound army of voters?
Lull before the ballot-box
Georgia gradually starts getting ready for the elections. In the next two years, the country will undergo four large electoral periods. Government’s main task is to legitimize Mikhail Saakashvili’s transition from the presidential post to the position of a prime minister and enhance the United National Movement’s standing. Watching the disassociated local opposition, it is difficult to believe that Tbilisi might have new masters. Well-known Georgian expert Gulbaat Rtskhiladze holds to the same viewpoint. He shared his forecasts of the outcome of the upcoming elections with GeorgiaTimes.2011-08-19 21:19
Georgia replaces democracy with racism
Georgia is applying best efforts to demonstrate democracy to the global community. On Tuesday a delegation from the republic comprising NGO members presented a report to the UN Committee on Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination under the respective convention. It turns out, however, that Sakartvelo is still facing problems of ethnic minorities and women’s rights are impaired – all that challenging legitimacy of the current regime.
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