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Archive by 2011-09-06
Georgia has appointed the first ambassador to South Korea 2011-09-06 20:12 Georgian diplomat Nikoloz Apkhazava became the first Georgia's ambassador to South Korea.
Batumi oil terminal denies leaking oil 2011-09-06 20:10 Representatives of the Batumi Oil Terminal have denied the information that in the village of Bartskhana in Batumi, oil flows from the taps instead of water.
Burjanadze demands Merabishvili to present evidence 2011-09-06 18:27 Georgian opposition leader of "Democratic Movement" Nino Burjanadze made a statement with a refutation of publication of infamous web site WikiLeaks today.
A report of the Ombudsman Council of Europe on the North Caucasus was presented 2011-09-06 17:32 Human Rights Commissioner of Council of Europe Thomas Hammarberg presented his report on the security situation in the North Caucasus.
WikiLeaks has again shocked with Georgia 2011-09-06 17:10 Infamous web site WikiLeaks has unveiled a new "secret documents" about Georgia.
Vashadze is trying to simplify visa regime with the EU 2011-09-06 15:49 Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze who is now on a visit to Brussels, has held a meeting with European Commissioner for Internal Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom.
Head of the Committee "Katyn-2" has asked political asylum in Sakartvelo 2011-09-06 14:42 The Georgian authorities have received a request for political asylum.
The EU and Azerbaijan will discuss a common airspace 2011-09-06 14:06 An agreement on the Common airspace is currently being discussed by representatives of the European Commission and Azerbaijan.
Russia and France will discuss the ways of resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict 2011-09-06 13:19 Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence of Russia and France will consider the ways of resolving conflicts in Nagorno-Karabakh, Kosovo and Transdniestria at the upcoming meeting.
Philippe Lefort is preparing for a trip to Armenia 2011-09-06 12:44 Ambassador Philippe Lefort, who was recently appointed European Union Special Representative for South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia, intends to visit Armenia on September 7.
CEC: Azerbaijan has chosen the democratic system of elections 2011-09-06 11:37 After independence, Azerbaijan has chosen the democratic election system, one that was proposed by the Council of Europe.
Sakartvelo Wined Up
2005 was the record year for wine exports from Georgia with ¾ of this volume shipped to Russia. Local winemakers earned over USD 80 bn that year. After Moscow put a cork on wine imports to Russia, the earnings of Georgia’s agrarians shrank considerably. The hope to return to the Russian market is here again. Yet, it looks like the record of 6 years ago will remain unsurpassed with Mikheil Saakashvili standing in the way of winemakers proposing to turn to the US market.
Oil boom in Batumi
Georgia’s prosperity is steadily growing – in a fatal way. Recently residents of Batumi could see that for themselves. Opening water taps, locals could feel they are oil oligarch. Purest black gold was pouring right into their hands. Yet, as it often happens in today’s world, oil caused only troubles.
Abkhazia to twist Georgia round its little port
Ochamchira, an almost deserted port in Abkhazia, will probably soon revive. In August, leader of Latvian expert group, Doctor of Economics Uldis Osis submitted the program on building a deep-water sea port surrounded by a free economic zone to Abkhaz authorities. The project may change the entire economic situation in the region and thus inevitably affect the Georgian-Abkhaz relationship. In an interview to GeorgiaTimes, Georgian expert Giorgy Khukhashvili told about what may happen if large-scale economic projects are realized on both sides of the border.2011-09-06 21:03
Tbilisi: why they failed
Presidential elections in Abkhazia were condemned by the entire international community, though such reaction was not at all surprising. Only the New York Times publication went contrary to the public opinion, written by Professor of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University Lincoln Mitchell and another scientist, Alexander Cooley, who criticized traditional attitude towards Abkhazia. What could make these two renowned experts say things that are contradictory to the States’ fundamental policy?
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